For a long time I searched for a tool to match my needs.
I looked for a free tool to position my windows with keystrokes. Not only into the four quadrants of the screen, but also with different sizes.
This tool is it!
I love that the positions of the keys on the keyboard represent the windows' position. For example, to position my active window in the upper right corner of the screen, I need to press Ctrl + Alt + '9' on the NumKeypad.
The method to deal with different window sizes is excellent!
If repeating the same hotkey-combination, for example Ctrl + Alt + NumKeypad '4' for 'LEFT-SIDE', each time a new sub-variant of 'left side' is displayed.
Thus I can fill my desktop with two windows beneath each other, but one is smaller than the other one
I use multiple monitors which also is supported.
This program made me happy for the whole day! ;-)
This software is awesome! Many thanks to the folks who write free software to fill in the gaps where Microsoft just can`t get it right! Simple, intuitive interface for those of us who just need to tile our windows sometimes. The only caveat is this: the hotkey part of this app is buggy, and will start up on its own sometimes. And yes, I`ve turned hotkeys off in WSR`s settings to no avail. It has happened on two PC`s, whether the app is installed or run from executable. When this happens, you can`t type because your entire keyboard is in hotkey mode. So for every "c" you type, the window you`re in gets closed without warning and so on. Kill the app, and you`re fine. But the worst part is, until you figure it out - you`ll have no idea what`s happening! Other than that, this is an extraordinary program which gracefully does something Windows should have been doing from the start!
I have both 32-bit and 64-bit XP on the same box. WinSplit has no worries on XP (32-bit). Be careful on XP (64-bit). Install it and see if you get persistent freezes requiring you to restart the computerwhich freezes again.
If so, 64-bit XP just doesn't like WinSplit. Restart in Safe Mode (F8) and uninstall it. WinSplit provides its own uninstall for you.
This was my experience, with the freezes starting with installation of Winsplit, and ceasing after I removed it. But on my XP 32-bit OS on the same box, I like WinSplit usually; but if you like Faststone Image Viewer in full screen mode, well, then you'll have to figure that outFaststone fullscreen doesn't easily relinquish screen territory.
Generally WinSplit Revolution is worth checking out. Recommended, with caution.
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