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I loves me some Aero Snap, but I'll admit to a little disappointment: when it was first announced, I pictured a feature by which the edges of non-maximized windows would 'snap' against each other when you moved them close enough together (either by dragging a window edge to resize the window, or by moving one window close to another by its title bar).

This would make it much easier to work with a bunch of windows side-by-side-by-side. Are there any third-party programs or utilities out there that do this?

Please note I'm not talking about products like GridMove that snap windows to a multi-paned grid, I'm talking about something that affects the behavior of window edges themselves.

Update: Moab's comment summed up what I'm looking for perfectly:

More like docking windows to each other without modifying the size or placement?


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You mean something like a tiling window manager ? –  Sathya Sep 11 '10 at 15:28
More like docking windows to each other without modifying the size or placement? –  Moab Sep 12 '10 at 21:14
@Moab: Precisely correct. –  Dan J Sep 13 '10 at 15:39
Great idea, now if someone will code a program for us....call it Sticky Windows. –  Moab Sep 13 '10 at 15:56

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DisplayFusionPro has an option that does both Application snaps and monitor snaps. The program is designed mainly for mulitple monitors, but it also works for a single monitor. I have the paid version, but there is a free version as well. The free version however only allows for snapping to the monitor.

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+1 That actually sounds like a pretty great app! –  Dan J Sep 16 '10 at 16:01
Barring the sudden revelation of a free alternative, I'm accepting this answer. :) –  Dan J Sep 17 '10 at 16:00
DisplayFusion Pro works great for this. I have a couple of 24" monitors at work, and I have DisplayFusion Pro shortcut keys to snap a window to the exact right or left half of the screen. Makes it easy to view two web pages at once, or folders or anything else I need. –  Kyralessa Apr 8 '11 at 4:04

The latest version of allSnap works in Windows 7 both 32 and 64 bit. It is reasonably configurable and should do exactly what you need.

As a bonus it's portable and tiny.

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Heh, this question is so old that I've since switched entirely to OS X (not that it includes this feature, either...) :) But thanks for your input - after all, this question is hopefully useful to others beyond myself! –  Dan J Apr 22 '12 at 4:20

Looks like WindowSpace has this feature, as well. It's about the same price-point as DisplayFusion Pro, though.

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