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When I move a windows by the title bar to the left or side of the screen the windows "snaps" to the side and resizes itself to half the screen size. Is there a way to snap the windows to a quarter of the screen size?

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You can use Winsplit Revolution.

In addition to having shortcut keys for positioning windows it also has a function called Drag'n'Go. By default you need to press Ctrl+Alt to enable it. When there are multiple possibilities you can use scroll button to switch between them.

Apparently program was discontinued and original website doesn't have downloads anymore. You can still download program from Techspot, there are installer and portable versions available.

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I thought WinSplit Revolution wasn't supported/didn't work on Windows 7? –  Iain Holder May 16 '10 at 17:57
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I guess you thought wrong since I'm using it on Win7 64 without a problem. –  T. Kaltnekar May 18 '10 at 6:37
    
Winsplit Revolution has been discontinued... It is not possible to download it from specified site. –  akapelko Aug 28 at 8:01
    
Here you can still download the program, both installer and portable version: techspot.com/downloads/5897-winsplit-revolution.html –  T. Kaltnekar Sep 1 at 6:58

Not without 3rd party software, unfortunately.

You could try GridMove, which works quite well, and is open source.

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GridMove is much better than Winsplit as you it works with mouse only. –  mgutt Jan 26 '13 at 19:27
    
Ok tried GridMove a while. Seems to be buggy. I tested AquaSnap and this one works really good :) –  mgutt Feb 5 '13 at 18:19
    
Even though this is an old thread, GridMove worked perfectly for me –  Jonathan Landrum Jul 1 at 14:23

Try GridMove

I've used this a lot in the past, it has some ready-made arrangements and you can also do custom ones. You can define hotspot areas which are not the same as where the windows end up, to allow different overlapping windows if you want. Latestd version is for Vista but ought to work OK on 7 too.

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I found that if you have an ATI graphics card installed, you get to use this program called HydraVision. It has a feature that lets you divide your screen into quarters, and you can "snap" any window to a quarter by simply right clicking on the title bar and choosing that option. Not as convenient as the mouse snap but still does the job.

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There's also AquaSnap, if the others don't work out for you.

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This one works very good! –  mgutt Feb 5 '13 at 18:20
    
Unfortunately, the free version (which does not support multiple monitors) also breaks the default multiple-monitor support for the standard Windows AeroSnap shortcuts (i.e., win-arrow keys) –  Rabarberski Aug 9 '13 at 8:35

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