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I find Win-left arrow and Win-right arrow really useful in Windows 7 to make a window take up 50% of the left or right side of the screen, respectively. However, is there any command that will make a window take up 50% of the screen and be centered? Even if it doesn't adjust the size of the window, is there a keyboard shortcut to make a window center itself vertically and horizontally? Thanks.

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You should check out WinSplit Revolution; it has what you need and is customizable.

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Looks like with 3 clicks of the middle button in WinSplit's window causes my focused window to stretch and fill the whole height of the monitor, which is fine, and be centered horizontally. :) –  Sarah Vessels Jul 2 '10 at 13:26

The window arrow keys are quite useful here.

  • Win-Left goes to left 50%
  • Win-Right goes to right 50%
  • Win-Up goes to maximize
  • Win-Down goes to center 50%
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That didn't seem to do it for me. It looks like it minimizes my window, or restores it if the window is maximized. –  Sarah Vessels Jun 24 '10 at 20:00
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+1. These are the only shortcuts –  Nicu Zecheru Jun 24 '10 at 20:10
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On my machine, dual monitor, I can click Win-Left and it will go to left 50% on that screen. If I continue clicking on Win-Left it will go to right 50% on the other screen, next will center and finally left on the other screen. Win-Right does the opposite –  wbeard52 Jun 24 '10 at 20:21
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Win-Down is plain wrong. It either restores a window from maximized or minimizes it (if it's restored already). It won't do anything center-y with the window. –  Joey Jun 24 '10 at 22:37
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@wbeard52: I just tried Win-Left repeatedly and it cycled through 50% on left side of screen, 50% on right side of screen, and how my window originally was (not centered, small). –  Sarah Vessels Jul 2 '10 at 13:22

Try Sizer by Brian apps. It's free and completely customisable. http://www.brianapps.net/sizer.html

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