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need quick answer, what is the name of this browser feature?

what is the technical name for the part of the browser seen top right, and indicated by a very poorly drawn red arrow using Paint.

Will add points if you have any tips on drawing straight lines using Paint.



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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
That's not a feature of the browser, but of the window in which the browser resides.  It's alternately called the Maximize button or the Restore button.
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
Also, Paint has a point-to-point line drawing tool.  Where it is depends on which version you're using.
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nickg5Author Commented:
Well, if the (-) is minimize, how can the square be a maximizer-minimizer?

Or is a "normal view" with one of the little squares.
Then to click on that "maximizes," and then to click it again, is to "restore" it to normal? (thus the name maximize-restore button)


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Any Paint tips before I close the question?
As you can see my red arrow is a mess.
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nickg5Author Commented:
Paint version 6 that came with Vista Home Basic.
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
The Minimize button and the Maximize button operate independently of each other.  In other words, if you Maximize a window (and you'll see that single box change to two boxes, one in front of the other), the Minimize button will still send the whole thing to the task bar.  Clicking the item on the task bar will restore it to Maximized.  Clicking Maximize again, will Restore the window to whatever dimensions it had prior to being Maximized.  So yes, that behavior is normal.
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
This:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-Paint#section_2
...talks about the Vista Paint toolbox.  You'll notice the default drawing tool is actually a point-to-point line device.  The picture at the top of the page shows this tool selected.
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nickg5Author Commented:
thanks
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thanks
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