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In Windows 7 I can drag the title bar of a window to the left or right of the desktop and it snaps to be half the monitor width and its height. However it won't do this at a monitor edge that isn't the edge of the desktop, i.e., the right edge of the left monitor and the left edge of the right monitor. Is there a way in Windows 7 to do this? I'm aware of add-on programs such as WinSplit Revolution, but I was hoping to do this natively.

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marked as duplicate by Oliver Salzburg Feb 13 '13 at 15:37

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Wikipedia's Feature new to Windows 7 page says

  • Windows key + Left snaps the current window to the left edge of the screen.
  • Windows key + Right snaps the current window to the right half of the screen.

I tried this on a dual-monitor setup and that works. However there is a "middle" setting, if you are at the right it will first go to the "restore" size, then the next press will go to he left. Also these help:

  • Windows key + Shift + Left and Windows key + Shift + Right move the current window to the left or right display.
  • Windows key + Up maximizes the current window.
  • Windows key + Down if current window is maximized, restores it; otherwise minimizes current window.
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+1: You learn something new every day. :) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Feb 22 '11 at 19:52
+1. The keyboard shortcuts are the only way to do this on the interior edges of a multi-monitor setup, sadly! – Shinrai Feb 22 '11 at 21:10
+1: Very nice find. – JYelton Feb 22 '11 at 21:26

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