Does anyone know of a tool or plugin for Windows XP that allows me to "dock" a window on one half of the screen, as if that half were an entirely separate display? Ideally, I'd like to be able to drag a window to the left, maximize it, and have it fill up the entire left half of the screen.
Has anyone ever seen or heard of anything like this?
GridMove helps you by defining a
visual grid on your desktop, to which
you can easily snap windows. This
means you can separate sections of
your desktop into specific areas.
GridMove allows you to move windows,
re-size them, displaying them in a
cascade or mosaic or making them stay
permanently on top simply by dragging
Included: Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock
the window to each side of the monitor
Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active
window Win+Down arrow: Minimize the
window/Restore the window if it's
maximized Win+Space: All windows are
made transparent so you can see the
desktop Win+Home: Minimize all windows
but the current window
PowerResizer is a free program that
brings the window resizing/docking
function popularized by Windows 7 to
all Windows platforms. It is unique in
that once two windows are docked
PowerResizer will let you grab ahold
of any one of the edges in the
”border” are between the two Windows
and drag it to resize both windows
simultaneously, in case you wanted one
of them to take up a larger area than
the other. A really nifty feature.
Additionally, you can perform all
sorts of resizing behaviors using a
combination of resizing and hotkeys.
This program will make windows that
you might move around your desktop
’snap together’ (as, for example, they
do with WinAmp), or snap to desktop.
You can set the threshold in pixels in
the settings, and once your window is
within the range you define the
snapping-to-grid will take effect. It
can also prevent any Windows from
going off the screen. You can press
the Alt key (user definable) in order
to suspend the snapping action and
move windows normally.
It has multiple monitor support (including taskbar and start button), multiple virtual desktops, customize settings for each and every window to your liking ... a fantastic piece of software (unfortunately, it isn't free).