Well if ya got a g force 2 or huger nvidia video card there is a little program that comes with the drivers and it lets u make the windows transparent and minimize and maximize faster and other stuff.
you need a gforce video card and windows 2000 or xp to get the software.
oh lol, well regarding that, you can resize your desktop with any image Viewer. First you hit "print screen" and just go to any image editor like Infranview (you can download that here --> http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/3000-2192-10021962.html ) then "paste" it there by hiting Paste in the program's menu, then just look for the resizing fuctions (In Infranview its very easy just go to ( Image > Resize) and upload it to an image host such as Photobucket.com and post the link to it here and Vuala I hope that helped.
thanx man...i just read your post . ill try it sometime. im just real lazy right now