How to Minimize & Maximize an Internet Explorer Browser

by Herman Cruz
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Internet Explorer is a widely popular web browser that gives its users a variety of functions and tools to enhance their Internet browsing experience. It features a navigation toolbar with an array of editing and navigational buttons and a quick search text box to search content on the Internet, and it is also compatible with other types of toolbars and applications. Internet Explorer users may also minimize and maximize the browser's window to switch back and forth from other windows being used in their operating system.

Step 1

Open your Internet Explorer web browser.

Step 2

Click on the small box that is displayed with a horizontal line or a symbol that looks like a dash, located on the upper, right corner of the Internet Explorer window. The window should minimize as soon as you click. Alternatively, place the mouse's cursor on the black bar located at the top of the IE window or on the Internet Explorer tab displayed on the taskbar, which is the bar at the bottom of your screen. Right-click on either option and select the "Minimize" choice from the drop-down menu.

Right-click on the Internet Explorer tab displayed on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen and select the "Maximize" option from the drop-down menu to maximize the Internet Explorer browser window. You may also click on the IE tab on the taskbar to maximize the window.


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About the Author

Based in Orange County, Calif., Herman Cruz has been writing since 2007. His articles have been published in various content platforms and he also has written for Internet entrepreneurs who need assistance with writing sales letters and articles for their businesses. Cruz is pursuing his Bachelor of Arts in integrated composition, improvisation and technology at the University of California in Irvine.

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