Minimized Window Settings (App)

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Minimized Window Settings (App)

This is a quick and dirty Windows console application that can be used to set the system-wide value for the width of minimized windows.  By default, this setting is calculated and set by Windows and applies to all applications.  However, sometimes this width can be a bit too small to see the title of minimized windows and also to accurately click the various buttons, particularly on a touch-enabled device.

Screenshot of minimized windows under default settings
Screenshot of minimized windows under default settings

This app allows you to change the width (in pixels) for all minimized windows.

Screenshot of minimized windows with modified settings
Screenshot of minimized windows with modified settings showing the wider windows.

Note that this is a system-wide setting and changing the value from the default value may have unintended consequences.  Use at your own risk.  This application is provided with no support or promise of working correctly.  Compiled for 64-bit Windows.

This application is written in C++ and changes the value via the SystemParametersInfo Windows API call and the MINIMIZEDMETRICS data.

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