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Resize non-resizable windows with ResizeEnable

[1]Resizable windows are one of the key parts of the window metaphor. Unfortunately, not every piece of software follows this design standard. For example, how many times have you gone to a Properties panel, only to discover you had to scroll? Stop this madness now with ResizeEnable.

What it does

ResizeEnable is a very small portable program (42 KB download size) that does one simple thing: Allow users to resize non-resizable windows. For example, you can turn this…


…into this:


ResizeEnable isn’t just for vertical enlargement either; it works for horizontal enlargement, too. For instance, I needed to get a URL from a list…


…but the list was truncated before the URL ended. Using ResizeEnable, I was able to make the window horizontally wider, and get the URL I am looking for:


Resizing Windows

Resizing windows with ResizeEnable is as easy as running the program and mousing over the edges of windows. When you mouse of the edge of a window, you should see the double-sided resizing arrow, like so:


Once the double-sided arrow appears, simply click + drag to resize the window. This double-sided arrow appears at all four sides so you can resize from any edge; it also appears at the corners so you can resize diagonally, too, if you want.

Things to note

There are a few things to note about ResizeEnable:


ResizeEnable is a great way to resize annoying windows, and at less than two megabytes of RAM usage, it’s efficient too. Although it may not work on every window, using ResizeEnable isl a good way to resize non-resizable windows

You can grab ResizeEnable from the following links:

Version reviewed: v1.4

Supported OS: Windows 98 and higher

Download size: 42 KB

Malware scan: VirusTotal scan results [7] – (0/43) [7]

ResizeEnable homepage [8] [direct download [9]]