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?
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.
You can just use Windows Task Manager, it's what I use at work with our Windows 7 machines.
Then Shift-select the four windows you want in your quad view and select either 'Tile Horizontally' or 'Tile Vertically' - both will produce the desired output.
I've tried a few of the suggestions above and they work alright, but I ended up discovering Mosaico and like it better mainly because of:
- Smart use of the number pad to map to various sections of the screen
- Ability to take a snapshot of the current layout and assign a hot key
- Ability to cycle through various layouts
- Ability to cycle a window's position through various monitors
- Preview of areas when dragging a window around (supported by Divvy as well)
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.
There's also AquaSnap, if the others don't work out for you.
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.
You could just drag to the desired location and put your mouse on the exact border - you can resize the window then. Not precisely "snapped", but you still can have multiple windows open.