Lightroom: Alt-drag on Windows doesn't expand Library panels like Opt-drag on Mac

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On Mac, holding Opt while dragging a panel divider lets you expand the panel as wide as you want.  But Alt-drag doesn't work on Windows 10 / LR 7.  (I recall that this used to work in Windows, but that could be a false memory.)

Expanding the panels extra wide can be very helpful to see deep hierarchies and long names with folders, collections, and keywords.
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Victoria Bampton wrote: "On Windows, you used to be able to stretch them beyond the standard limit without needing an extra key, but that seems to have died with Windows 10." So maybe my memory wasn't that bad...
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LOL I don't even remember writing that!
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Didn't know about this feature. I like it.  Thanks.
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I am curious!  Using Lightroom-Classic 7.2 (1156743)  on two computers.

My new desktop with updated Windows-10 Home (10.0.16299) Nvidia GTX1050: does NOT allow the expansion of the left panels while holding the [Alt] key.

My Dell XPS13 laptop with updated Windows-10 (10.0.16299) Intel Graphics 540:  DOES allow the 'very wide' expansion of the left panels while holding the [Alt] key.

I cannot explain the difference.