What do you call a computer window when it is not maximized or minimized? I have been using unmaximized, but I feel there is a more precise way.
In Windows, the verbs are Minimize, Maximize and Restore Down.
In official documentation, Microsoft uses restored but also normal.
A WindowState that determines whether a window is restored, minimized, or maximized. The default is Normal (restored).
Java refers to the possibilities as iconified, maximized, and normal.
"Windowed" exists too, but it might be specific to computer games, which run either windowed or fullscreen.
GNOME uses unmaximize in their official documentation and it's the only term I've ever heard. I can't imagine any more precise term.
Derived from that, unmaximized is your word.
I reckon "scalable" window fits the bill. After all, that is what you can do to them - resize them to fit a particular part of the display.
The discussion has led me to conclude that the "official" terms are bad: confusing, inexact, unintuitive, non-descriptive. A better triad of terms might be full-screen, floating, and docked.
The most precise way I can think about is: "restored to its size." So, the shortened one-word way might be "restored" or "of set size".
Or "show as is", or simply "as is".
Logically that should be the only option.
protected by tchrist♦ Jul 6 '14 at 23:56
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