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is a notebook option which specifies what margins to leave around the window that is used to display the notebook on the screen.
  • WindowMargins->{{left, right}, {bottom, top}} specifies the distances from each edge of your main display screen to each edge of the notebook window.
  • Typically only two distances are given explicitly; the others are Automatic, indicating that they should be determined from the size of the window.
  • Explicit distances are given in printer's points.
  • Negative values represent edges that are off your main display monitor, but may be visible on additional monitors.
  • The settings for WindowMargins change whenever you move a window around interactively using the front end.
  • Window edges closer to the edges of the display screen are typically assigned explicit margin distances; the others are set to Automatic. This allows the same setting for WindowMargins to work on screens of different sizes.
  • With the default setting WindowMargins->Automatic, new windows are placed on the screen in such a way as to make as many window title bars visible as possible.
Position a notebook at the upper-left corner of the screen:
Position a notebook at the lower-left corner of the screen:
Position a notebook at the upper-right corner of the screen:
Position a notebook at the lower-right corner of the screen:
Specify explicit margins for all four sides:
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