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maximize

A feature of a graphics-based operating system that enlarges the window to the size of the screen. Contrast with minimize. See Win Maximize windows.


Maximize Buttons
The maximize button in Windows is the middle button with the square. In the Mac, the green plus sign (+) is officially the "zoom button," and it expands the window to a pre-set size, not the entire screen. With apps such as iTunes, clicking zoom may switch to mini mode with only playback buttons.
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Understanding how maximizing affects career decision-making is important because career outcomes may partially be a function of how individuals make career decisions.
By maximizing the size of the breadwinner's Social Security benefit, a couple also maximizes the size of the survivor's benefit.
"Maximizing Profit: Growth Strategies for Real Estate Management Companies" is priced at $560 for IREM members and $700 for non-members; it includes two continental breakfasts and one lunch.
PCI Express is ideally suited for maximizing SAS bandwidth because both technologies are highly scalable and therefore able to support performance improvements well into the future.
For example, maximizing head stillness might partly camouflage a bird as it stalks food.
The quantitative analysis will, in turn, provide decision support in maximizing the benefits of LRIP while minimizing program schedule and cost impacts.
Choosing the correct type and size of work tool is critical in maximizing scrap handler productivity.
Several key measures include preventing corrosion in pulp mill equipment, minimizing air emissions, and maximizing energy efficiency.
Split-sheath construction allows each half of the heater to expand independently when energized, maximizing metal-to-metal contact with the surrounding bore, according to the company.
With the changing nature of the softwood lumber industry due to American-imposed countervailing duties on Canadian exported wood, maximizing efficiencies and improving lumber grades through investments in new technology is vital in keeping a competitive edge, says Melancon.
"Part of the planning process concerns maximizing customer requirements," notes CGE&Y's Mehra.
The PHVM will align both groups to control health care costs while maximizing and maintaining patient health and customer satisfaction.