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As the question states... In Windows 7 with a single screen, you can drag a window to the right and a window to the left to maximize them both at half the screen, letting you quickly and neatly see two windows simultaneously.

If I have 2 monitors, is there a way to do this with 4 windows, where each monitor gets 2 windows split across each screen?

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Not by only using the mouse, but you can use Win+Left and Win+Right to dock a window to the left or right side of a screen. Doing so will allow you to have 4 windows which all span half of a screen.

As a side note, Win+Shift+Left and Win+Shift+Right move a window between screens.

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  • > Not by only using the mouse Really? Aero Snap dragging does not work for multiple monitors? That’s kind of surprising, especially if the keys do work. :-| Maybe they’ll fix that in a future update. – Synetech Feb 26 '12 at 21:17
  • That's amazing, I never could figure that out. I guess I didn't try very hard, just went with a multiple monitor manager. +1 – Raystafarian Feb 26 '12 at 22:02
  • @Synetech I was looking into this problem myself shortly after Windows 7 was released. I would be very surprised to learn that it can be done by mouse alone. – Der Hochstapler Feb 27 '12 at 9:51

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