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Automatically adjust window size

How can I set my windows xp professional to adjust window size automatically when I open new windows? I want to see all open windows at a time. I want windows to behave like mac for this. I want it to lessen the size of previous open windows when I open new one. I also want this to be automatically. Please help me........

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You can get at least part way there as follows:
Go to Start>Control Panel>Classic menu>Choose Folder Options >General Tab, choose Use windows classic folders & Open each folder in its own window. Choose apply, Go to View tab and choose behavior desired for windows. Apply. Restart.
Beyond this, you could set a hotkey to minimize open windows, but you may have to get a third party program if you want automatic resizing.
See, for example, here and here

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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