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Reset the snap halfway point (Windows 10)?

So I use 'snap'ped windows a lot on my 32inch 1440p monitor. It's not quite the same as dual monitor but it's useful enough to be productive when I need two things open together. However, at some ...
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Cannot resize explorer windows when multitasking [Win10 - 1809]

I noticed a bug (?) when trying to multitask using two file explorer windows. I snap two such windows on either side; but unlike other applications, I don't get the resize cursor at the middle (...
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Windows 10 - Can't enable snap windows feature, and one option is missing

I have windows 10 and at some point win key + left arrow/right arrow stopped working for me. Another related issue I'm having is that when I try to move a non-maximized window it gets maximized. From ...
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Shifted position of Task Manager even after changing it

The task manager shifts from its position even if I change its position to some other place. Note the gap of few pixels. After shifting it so that it reaches the edge of the screen. Now it is at ...
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Window Snapping doesn't work despite being turned on

In the Windows 10 settings app, all Window snapping options are turned on. But windows don't change size when moving them to the edge of the screen. How can this be debugged? Which registry keys ...
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Windows 10 "snap" features no longer work with shortcuts after major update

After the recent major Windows 10 update after the notification that support for earlier Windows 10 base versions will cease in November, "snap" features stopped working with keyboard shortcuts. All ...
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Windows snap assist: How to move the divider using only the keyboard?

I like the Windows Snap function and use the keyboard to do it quickly. After using Windows-LeftArrow I can then choose what Window should be put on the right side with arrow keys and enter. This is ...
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Gnome 3 Desktop Environment: Window size and position hot keys?

I'm looking to migrate to ZorinOS, which uses Gnome 3 Desktop Environment for window management. I understand that the super key can be easily used as a modifier key and want to duplicate Windows 10 ...
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How do I stop Windows 10 Aero Snap keyboard shortcuts from opening the start menu?

When I use the Aero Snap hotkeys (e.g. Win + Left for snapping a window) sometimes the Start Menu pops open, taking focus away from the window I just positioned and not bringing up the other window ...
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How to arrange windows in e.g. 3x3 pattern?

On a default Win10 system, pressing e.g. Win+Left pushes the current window to the left edge of the screen setting its width to half of the screen. This is an awesome feature and I love it. However, ...
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Tile only one window in Windows10

Okay, whenever I want to tile a window on the right I hit Win+→, and I tile my window. And I'm fine with that, that's what I want. However Windows always wants me to tile another window on the left,...
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Is there a way to dock an app on the side of screen so other apps maximize to the side of it?

I've seen a few apps (such as instant messaging apps) that will dock to the side of the screen and essentially shrink your total desktop space, meaning that any apps that are maximized on that monitor ...
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Dual monitors - temporarily disable mouse travel

I'm using Windows 7 with two monitors and sometimes move my mouse to the wrong screen accidentally. For example, I'm used to moving my mouse to the bottom left/bottom right corner to press start or "...
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Windows key + arrow, i.e. Aero Snap, performing differently in Windows 10

Aero Snap in Windows 7 simply moved the active window. In Windows 10 (for me now) the Windows key + arrows still move the active window but sometimes also displays thumbnails of the other windows and ...
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Win+Right, Win+Left shortcuts not working in Windows 10

Somehow Win+Right and Win+Left shortcuts that are used to snap the window to the left or right of the screen don't work any more. They worked fine a few days a go and now the stopped working. Other ...
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Snap to top of screen in Windows 10 on portrait monitor

In Windows 10, is there a way to snap to top and bottom of screen (instead of maximising on dragging to top of screen for example) on my portrait monitor?
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PuTTY - How to automatically snap window to the right?

I use PuTTY to (SSH) tunnel into my VPS. It's a bit annoying to me to manually juxtapose its window to the right edge of the screen automatically? How could I lock it to start in the right edge of ...
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After snapping window the window choosing part loses focus, cannot use keyboard

In Windows 10, when you snap a window with a keyboard shortcut, normally you go and select with arrow keys and pressing enter another window to be selected and snapped next to it (or below it, etc.). ...
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Turn off Snap-Assist-like feature in Windows 10 (for notebooks)

I googled lot around related to the following problem: I have a freshly pre-installed Windows 10 on my Dell notebook. When I start to move a window, a blue-colored assistance symbol shows up offering ...
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Chrome becomes unresponsive after window "snap"

Chrome occasionally becomes unresponsive after snapping it to the side. The contents fail to resize to the new window size, and Chrome does not respond to any mouse/keyboard input. The work-around is ...
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How to disable aero snap without disabling Win+Left/Right on Windows 10?

I've searched the internet and I came across this post but it only solves one half of the problem. The first comment of this answer describes my problem but I could not find any solutions to this '...
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Win-Key + Arrow does not snap windows on Win10

I am having the issue that Win+←/→ does not snap the windows to the side of my monitor, this is similar to https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3isu82/...
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Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 does not respect window snapping

Sometimes when Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 is aero snapped it will jump some hundred pixels from its original location and resize itself when minimized. Is this just Microsoft not respecting their own ...
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Changing Windows 10 snap assist (back to the way Win8/7 had it)

Note: For the sake of saving myself some typing, I'm omitting the Windows from my key combinations. So I'm used to being able to hit →/← to snap my windows around the screen, moving (when using the ...
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Disable Windows Corner Snap (2x2 vertical resizing)

update: The 2x2 snapping is called "Corner Snap". There are two features that make Corner Snap more useful: "Snap Fill" Side-by-side windows resize Figuring out how to use these features made me ...
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How to stop windows from changing size (maximising) when dragging to screen edge in the GNOME Shell?

With Debian Jessie using the GNOME Shell Desktop, when I drag a window to the edge of the screen, it will attempt to maximise the window. This is similar to Windows' Aero Snap feature, which has a ...
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Adjust window snap speed on multi-monitor setup?

I am using a multi-monitor setup and every time I try to move a window from one monitor to the other it tries to snap it on the side of the current monitor not letting me move it over to the other ...
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What is the shortcut to minimize all the windows except the active one in Linux

I know there's 'Aero Shake' for Windows and I want something similar for Debian 7. I already checked all the keyboard shortcuts but couldn't find anything related to it.
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Why won't my putty window stay aero snapped?

I have a two monitor win 7 setup, and typically run with three putty sessions open in separate windows. I have one snapped to the LHS of my LHS monitor, one snapped to the RHS of my LHS monitor and ...
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Opening multiple Windows Explorer windows with screen snap

I am wondering if there is a way to use Windows Batch or some other medium to open multiple Windows Explorer windows with the screen snapping kind functionality you get when you are gripping an ...
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Is there a way to "side-snap" more than 50% in Windows 7?

I can't find anything about this on the web, and I assume it MIGHT be possible without using third-party software. I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to "side-snap" a window with a default ...
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How to dock a window to an inside edge of a dual-monitor setup without a Windows key? [duplicate]

I have read other posts about how to use the Windows key and the left/right arrow to dock a window against the right or left side of your screen. My question is how does one perform that command ...
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Windows 10, shortcut to snap windows with multiple monitors (win+arrows) [duplicate]

I am used to press WIN+arrow to snap window to the side of a monitor. If I press it more times, the windows cycles through monitors. E.g. I have to monitors. If I have some window at the arbitrary ...
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Plugins cause gVim window to move (become "unsnapped") in Windows

I have a couple of Vim plugins that seem to cause aero-snapped windows in Windows 7 (Aero windows, not Vim windows) to pop out of their "snapped" position when certain events occur. I don't know ...
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Override aero snap case by case?

It there a way to disable the snapping feature of Aero for a single operation? For example, sometimes I want to move a window to the top of the screen, but Windows maximizes it. Or extend a window to ...
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Snapping a window vertically makes it expand up both monitors

I have two 1920x1080 monitors arranged on top of each other. When I snap a window that is in the bottom monitor to the bottom edge of that monitor, it expands so the window takes all the way from the ...
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How to force Internet Explorer to keep its window size when being docked?

Using Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, the window size is being remembered, when the IE window is not docked/snapped to an edge. As soon as I dock IE to one side of my screen, close it and reopen ...
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Windows 8: docking/snapping windows to more than left or right [closed]

Anybody know of a program that'll allow me to dock windows (non-metro apps) to more than just the left or right of the desktop? I have a 27 inch 1440p monitor that I bought with the idea of being ...
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Window 7 - Dual monitors window alignment off

I have this problem where the taskbar takes up the whole screen on my main monitor, but when I try to drag a window and have it snap to the left side of my main monitor, it leaves a gap of about two ...
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Gnome3 Classic and Window Snap

Is there any way to enable Windows Snap in Gnome3 Classic? I've been using KDE4 and there it's out of the box. Right now I'm testing Kali Llinux and I'm trying to get it work. I want a lightweight ...
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How to reset AeroSnap to correct monitor size

I have dual monitors on Windows 7. Sometimes AeroSnap uses a wrong monitor size on my first monitor and windows then snap to about two third of my screen when try to snap to the right screen border. ...
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Can I Aero-snap to the top/bottom instead of left/right when using Portrait display mode for a monitor? [duplicate]

I want WINDOWS+LEFT and WINDOWS+RIGHT to snap to the top half and bottom half respectively. Any solution works, be it a registry hack, driver setting, or program I can run. This question is asking ...
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Stop Apps from springing to full screen

How do I set the Windows 7 UI from springing applications to full screen when I move them near the top of the screen. I know there is a Control Panel setting but I'll be damned if I can find it. ...
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How to disable Windows 7 feature that maximizes a window to full screen when moved to the edge of the screen (but keep keyboard shortcuts working)?

I followed this advice: How to disable auto-maximize/resize window (aero-snap) when near screen edge? But it also turns off the feature where pressing WinKey + Left/Right Arrow, fit the windows to ...
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Save aero-snapped window position

In Windows 7 it's convenient to "aero-snap" a window to the edge of a screen and there are some programs I always expect in a particular position (eg. Windows Explorer snapped to the left, Chrome ...
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prevent Notepad++ from resizing when a new document is opened

I run notepad++ snapped to the side of my screen (using the Windows 7 Snap feature), however whenever I open a new document in Notepad++ by double clicking on the document from the desktop (as opposed ...
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Drag + hotkey to move windows to other viewports/workspaces with Compiz

I normally have Compiz disabled on my Ubuntu box. However, I decided to enable it so that I could get Windows 7's "Aero Snap" functionality. (Instructions on how to get Aero Snap with Compiz are ...
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Windows-7 snap Windows-left/right doesn't work fully for console (command-prompt) in dual monitors

Start>Run>cmd Select the command shell window Use windows-left and -right. Observe that it doesn't go to all four positions (left of left monitor, right of left monitor, left of right monitor, right ...
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Windows 7 Aero Snap two windows horizontally [duplicate]

As many people already know, there are several ways to trigger Windows 7 Aero Snap feature. A user can either press Win+{Left,Right,Up,Down} to snap the window to the left or right or maximize or ...
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Window key commands stopped working on Windows 7

I have 2 monitors, and use the Windows snap feature frequently. In order to use the snap feature to position 4 Windows equally through out 2 different monitors you need to use the Windows key and the ...
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