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Windows 7: Show side by side - specify order

06 Jul 2011   #1

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Show side by side - specify order

I am not sure this comes under customization, but there wasn't a better match that I could find like display or something.

I want to view multiple windows side by side across the screen, and it kind of works, with a few issues.

The first is that it never includes the window in which I am running Firefox, it will arrange every other window side by side and leave the browser window open at the original size across the whole lot.

The second is I can't work out a way to say view windows side by side but exclude some - I want to snap my browser windows and a couple of other things which receive regular updates to the best possible use of the screen, but ignore windows running utilities, email, etc. Is there a way to say place some windows side by side without having to shut down and reopen the ones I'm not interested in viewing on side by side?

The third is, is there any way to specify the order in which I want it to display the windows? I get them in all kinds of random orders and even if I drag them around to be almost exactly where I want them, if I use the "side by side" they jump into different orders - I want Firefox to the left, IE to the right (they fulfil different view functions for me) and the other program in the middle. There seems to be no way for me to tell the system I want them lined up like that. Will I have to line things up on the screen manually if I want them like that? It's not always the same programs so I don't want to start incorporating commands to force them to run in certain sizes and locations.

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06 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

You can try WinSize2

It's not for snapping but for putting specific windows in specific location and size.
Also you can likely find other free window placement utilities. You can move and place windows using NirCmd but you'd have to read up on the parameters. The 'win' command allows you to move size and place windows. You could use it out of .cmd batch scripts.

edit: seems WinSize2 can resize windows of a group. But I haven't tried that feature. I use it every day to make certain programs that don't remember last position size and place as I want.
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