1. Benjaminb95's Avatar
    Hi,

    I was messing around with Ubuntu lately, and there was one feature I liked very much. If you drag a program to one side, it wil automatically fill half of the screen. I know Windows 8 has this possibility with apps too, but because I rely heavily on desktop programs, I was wondering if this was also possible in Windows 8 without having to resize the programs manually.
    05-29-2014 06:08 PM
  2. Jas00555's Avatar
    You should be able to just drag a window to the far right or left and it'll drop in and fill in half the screen.
    Benjaminb95 likes this.
    05-29-2014 06:12 PM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    I was wondering if this was also possible in Windows 8 without having to resize the programs manually.
    It's been possible for years. I think Windows 7 was the first to implement it.
    xandros9 and Benjaminb95 like this.
    05-29-2014 06:26 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    Also, I believe you can do it for multiple windows by right clicking the taskbar and selecting one of the arrange options. (running off of memory)
    a5cent and Benjaminb95 like this.
    05-29-2014 06:32 PM
  5. Benjaminb95's Avatar
    Great! I completely missed this feature. I always stopped when part of the program was moving beyond the side of the screen, but it works when I move my mouse to the sides. Thanks!
    a5cent likes this.
    05-30-2014 05:38 AM
  6. dKp1977's Avatar
    Like a5cent already said, this feature has been part of Windows since Windows 7. A very quick way to change the size of a program or have it snap is using the Windows key and your cursor keys:

    - Win key + cursor left -> Window snaps to the left and fills 50% of the width of your screen (height 100%)
    - Win key + cursor right -> Window snaps to the right and fills 50% of the width of your screen (height 100%)
    - Win key + cursor up -> Windows goes fullscreen (width and height both 100%)
    - Win key + cursor down -> minimizes the window
    latempete, a5cent and teckris like this.
    05-30-2014 05:50 AM
  7. Guzzler3's Avatar
    AND, those key combinations work on Store Apps as well !!!!!
    a5cent likes this.
    05-30-2014 10:50 AM

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