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Is there a way that I can split screen the desktop so I can run one program in one side and another on the other side? I want to be able to run 2 games at the same time and play them both without having to ALT+TAB to switch.

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Double boxing on 1 screen? –  Dani Aug 23 '11 at 5:49
    
If you have windows 7, Windows Key + Left Arrow/Right Arrow will dock to left and right side of screen. Your aspect ratio for the games are going to be all over the shop though. –  Alastair Pitts Aug 23 '11 at 5:49
    
I hope, we can't focused on two windows @ same time. I also looking ans for this Q? –  Windows Phone 7 Developer Aug 23 '11 at 5:50
    
only windows 7 has this feature? I have vista. –  mendez Aug 23 '11 at 5:51
    
no no need to have focus on both at the same time. –  mendez Aug 23 '11 at 5:53

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I would suggest on your game, you look in options and try to either enable Windowed mode or disable Full Screen Mode, you can then select the resolution most applicable to your screen resolution so you can display two windows at once.

That being said, you will still need to either Alt+Tab or similar to actually switch the focus, but, based on comments, I assume you are talking about not Alt-tabbing through full screen applications.

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Yeah I guess that would work William Hilsum thanks all. I have one more question by the way, is there a way to enlarge the screens displayed in the ALT+TAB menu and also keep it on the screen without having to hold ALT+TAB? –  mendez Aug 23 '11 at 16:58
    
Not really, Alt tab isn't really configurable. There are replacements, but, I haven't looked at this area since the Windows XP Powertool that I doubt works on Windows Vista/7. You may want to try Windows Key + Tab or actually click on the Windows Vista program switch icon near the bottom which should do the same, but keep it in focus.... imgur.com/tJ1dR –  William Hilsum Aug 23 '11 at 19:42

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