How to Resize a Non-Resizable Window in Windows 10

Use ResizeEnable to resize any window you want

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  • Although Windows usually allows you to resize most apps and programs' windows at will, there are some which cannot be resized.
  • Windows that cannot be resized are usually message errors and dialog boxes.
  • We made a guide on how to resize non-resizable windows on your Windows 10 device.
  • At the time being, you can only do this via a third-party tool.
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In most cases, you have the possibility in Windows 10 operating systems to resize a window of your choosing from either a new app you have installed or perhaps some window in a browser you are using.

Unfortunately, there are some cases where you probably stumbled upon a window that you cannot resize in Windows 10.

This usually happens to the pop-ups that appear either from errors or notifications.

Read our guide to find out a workaround for this issue.

How can I resize non-resizable windows in Windows 10?

There is a free program called ResizeEnable that allow you to resize any window on your device. Fortunately, although this app was made for the previous versions of Windows like Windows 7 or Windows Vista, it still works just as good in Windows 10.

This app is pretty easy to use and, basically, all it does is allow you to resize a window that is normally non-resizable in your Windows operating system.

Read below in detail the explication of how to install this app into your Windows 10 operating system and how to use it properly.

1. Access the download page for ResizeEnable.

2. Click on the download button.

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3. You will be prompted by Windows with a message from which you will need to choose Save As, and select a download location.

It is recommended to download the executable to your Desktop for an easy access.

4. After you make your choice, you need to left click on the OK button. It is situated on the lower side of that window.

4. After the download is finished just double left click on the icon and it will start the installation of this app.

6. Wait for the installation to finish.

7. The executable file for ResizeEnable will be created on your device. Run it.

8. Now, you can navigate to any window of your choosing and use the mouse to resize it. You will notice that it can be stretched in any way you want.

In many cases, you might want to resize not only error message windows, but also some elements of your desktop.

Customizing such things as taskbars and menus might increase your productivity.

For all of you that are interested, here is a method on how to resize the Start Menu in Windows.

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You might find more tips and tricks on how to customize your desktop by searching in our site’s Search bar.

From our article, you were able to find out that only by downloading the ResizeEnable app are you able to resize all of your windows at will and make your use of the Windows 10 system a little bit easier from now on.

Write to us below your opinions on this subject and if this app worked for your operating system.

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