Resize a panel

You can change the size of the panels that appear in the Microsoft Expression Blend workspace. This is useful when you want make your work area larger by reducing the size of the panels, or when you want to view more of the information that appears in the panels by increasing their size.

You can also show or hide all panels at the same time, scale the size of the panels differently relative to the size of the artboard, or just zoom in and out on the artboard. For more information, see the topics that are listed under "See Also".

  • Drag the resize grip Cc295127.ea1b7d1f-ff14-4631-bbf5-870b9ba4c8fe(en-us,Expression.10).png on the bottom-right corner of the floating panel, and then resize the panel to the dimensions that you want.

    Resizing the floating Resources panel


    You can move a floating panel by dragging it by the title bar.

  • Move your pointer over the right or left edge of the panel (for vertical panels) or over the top edge of the panel (for horizontal panels). When the horizontal Cc295127.86665eb5-0efe-4d77-81ca-29c0d60bd085(en-us,Expression.10).png or vertical Cc295127.83db78fe-3ff6-4e02-abf9-6cf85e1fcf72(en-us,Expression.10).png resizing pointer appears, drag to resize the panel to the dimensions that you want.

    Resizing the Interaction panel in the Animation Workspace (F6)

    Resizing the Interaction panel in the Design Workspace (F6)

    Resizing the Objects and Timeline window inside the Interaction panel in the Design Workspace


    Docked panels have a minimum size that you will not be able to scale below.


    The category boxes in the Properties panel are not resizable, but a scroll bar on the right side enables you to view all the categories. Additionally, you can expand Cc295127.aa8dce38-daab-45d9-8101-775135b6c561(en-us,Expression.10).png or collapse Cc295127.2c8171a9-ff95-498d-8025-1f6c9f0ef3c0(en-us,Expression.10).png categories, and show Cc295127.cd646a24-b6e4-4f8d-9d64-8349ceb9c013(en-us,Expression.10).png or hide Cc295127.733d4af2-bd15-44ad-8ae9-33af5b6f4b5c(en-us,Expression.10).png advanced properties for individual categories.

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