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At the top right corner of the window you will find three small boxes. The left one has a Dash in it, the right hand one has an Ex in it. Click on the middle box and it will open the window to Full Screen.
 

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Usually all windows, unless there is a "skinning" program running like WindowBlinds which can change that three button configuration and action sequence.

If its a small window with just the close (X) button then its designed to be that way....I know, sometimes the text is below the boundaries of the box and you can't drag the edges to make it bigger. Windows XP does not do a good job of scaling and if a programmer doesn't consider that possibility of text being other than the exact point size he or she is using, its a problem.

If its just a normal window put the cursor along the edge until you see a bidirectional arrow, click and drag the window larger.
 
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fairnooks said:
. . . sometimes the text is below the boundaries of the box and you can't drag the edges to make it bigger. Windows XP does not do a good job of scaling and if a programmer doesn't consider that possibility of text being other than the exact point size he or she is using, its a problem. . .
It isn't a problem, at all, if you know the old, existing Windows size controls that have existed since the very early days of Windows.

You don't even need a mouse to do this resize of a windows that is beyond the boundaries of the screen:

Just hold down the "Alt" key and press the Space bar one time.
Then press the letter "S" (for Size)
You will notice that the cursor changes to a 4-headed arrow.
At that time press the arrow key that represents the edge you want to adjust (up for the top edge, right for the right edge, etc.)
Notice that the cursor will now changes to a 2-headed arrow.

Press the corresponding arrow key to adjust that selected edge in the direction indicated (or, if you do have a mouse you can just drag it - you DO NOT click a mouse button!)

One you have the selected edge to where you want (and you can not adjust it beyond the screen edge) just either press the Enter key, or click a mouse button.
 

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Yes, that works for any normal window but what about the preprogrammed pop up window like certain "OK CANCEL" windows AND you have the DPI display settings at 120 or some other custom set number instead of 96. Robert Heron from Digital Life TV even did a piece on how badly XP handles that scaling cuz the OK and CANCEL buttons can get pushed right off the bottom of the window on a non-scalable window. Not the screen understand, just the window border, the whole window remains onscreen. Alt-Space brings up the window menu but it does not allow for adjusting the size.....unless you know a hack you can let us in on?
 
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If the window is preprogrammed to be a set size, and the buttons you want are out of view, I have two possibilities.

1) What happens if you click inside the window and press the arrows to see if the area in the window shifts? Of try the <PageUp>, <PageDn>, <Home> or <End> keys, to see if the area inside the window shifts. If it does, do those window buttons now come into view?
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2) Try the <Alt>+Shift button and then press the "X" key to maXimize that fixed window size. Perhaps, if that works, now those unseen buttons come into view.

Can you direct me to a website somewhere where I can see the type of window you are talking about. I'd like to try a few other things here, to see if I can find some key sequence that might work.
 
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