I just realized that the project can be set up to shrink via the ‘restore down’ button (in the top right hand corner of the project) such that it takes up a 2" square in the lower left corner of the overall Cubase window. OK, but now a funny thing happens here and I never realized it was happening: as I click on F11 or F12, my project restores down to the 2" square, just as if I had hit the restore down button. And, let me add, as I click on either button again, the project is not restored to full size.
This does not make any sense to me. Why would these keys do this to the project?
But moving past this, how do I stop this from happening?