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Windows 7: Windows side by side dont fit correctly

17 Oct 2010   #1

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 
Windows side by side dont fit correctly

when i use the taskbar function to set windows side by side all i get is 2 small windows snapped onto the left side of my screen as oposed full screen coverage.

when i use snap by dragging it works no bother,

So far no one has been able to answer my issue so i have reposted for a fresh look.

see pic's;

1st picture i used drag to snap 2nd picture i used the taskbar to set windows side by side;






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Windows side by side dont fit correctly-snapshot_101115.png   Windows side by side dont fit correctly-snapshot_105616.png  
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17 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HannibalUK View Post
when i use the taskbar function to set windows side by side all i get is 2 small windows snapped onto the left side of my screen as oposed full screen coverage.

when i use snap by dragging it works no bother,

So far no one has been able to answer my issue so i have reposted for a fresh look.

see pic's;

1st picture i used drag to snap 2nd picture i used the taskbar to set windows side by side;



On my windows 7, when i have all my windows minimised i can not choose the show windows side by side option.

Does this only happen when you have 1 window minimised and 1 window showing no matter what size??????? For some reason when i have 2 windows opened, 1 window minimised and one showing no matter what size and then click on show windows side by side it only shows and maximises the visible window.

I got around it by keeping both windows visible and then choosing show windows side by side. At the end of the day it does not matter whether windows are minimised or not, that option should always do what it is meant to do.

Hope this helped, if not at last i tried.
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18 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Both WinKey+left/right and Snap work correctly for me, Win 7 Pro X64. I get to identically sized windows, one aligned to the left side of the screen, the other to the right side. Undoing with WinKey+left/right also works to restore the window to it's original size and location.

Could the video driver or screen resolution affect this? What about themes?
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18 Oct 2010   #4

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Both WinKey+left/right and Snap work correctly for me, Win 7 Pro X64. I get to identically sized windows, one aligned to the left side of the screen, the other to the right side. Undoing with WinKey+left/right also works to restore the window to it's original size and location.

Could the video driver or screen resolution affect this? What about themes?
When i use the WINKEY+LEFT/RIGHT its just the same as picture 2 about '2 small windows, However, if i use this method with 1 active window it fits a perfect half windows.

stranger still!
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18 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

What theme are you using? If it's not from MS, try one of the ones that comes with Win 7 just to see what happens.
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18 Oct 2010   #6

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
What theme are you using? If it's not from MS, try one of the ones that comes with Win 7 just to see what happens.

tried several of MS themes still same issue
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18 Oct 2010   #7

 
 

Just a thought (and not sure how it would help), but given that the windows in your 2nd screenshot look just about right to fit a 3rd window in there, could windows possibly be some how interpreting the desktop or some hidden window/process as a 3rd 'window', thus presenting all '3' Side by Side? Food for thought?

I also notice that in the 2 window screenshot, two of your Taskbar icons are highlighted, whereas in the 'dysfunctional' '3 window' screenshot, 3 of the taskbar icons are highlighted. A clue?

James
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18 Oct 2010   #8

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Just a thought (and not sure how it would help), but given that the windows in your 2nd screenshot look just about right to fit a 3rd window in there, could windows possibly be some how interpreting the desktop or some hidden window/process as a 3rd 'window', thus presenting all '3' Side by Side? Food for thought?

I also notice that in the 2 window screenshot, two of your Taskbar icons are highlighted, whereas in the 'dysfunctional' '3 window' screenshot, 3 of the taskbar icons are highlighted. A clue?

James

Not quite sure what you mean;

but yes it does look like it is interperating a 3rd windows but when i have 3 active windows in the so called side by side this is what happens;


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Windows side by side dont fit correctly-snapshot_102321.png  
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18 Oct 2010   #9

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Just a thought (and not sure how it would help), but given that the windows in your 2nd screenshot look just about right to fit a 3rd window in there, could windows possibly be some how interpreting the desktop or some hidden window/process as a 3rd 'window', thus presenting all '3' Side by Side? Food for thought?

I also notice that in the 2 window screenshot, two of your Taskbar icons are highlighted, whereas in the 'dysfunctional' '3 window' screenshot, 3 of the taskbar icons are highlighted. A clue?

James

screen shot without the cam;


Attached Thumbnails
Windows side by side dont fit correctly-snapshot_103521.png  
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18 Oct 2010   #10

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Just a thought (and not sure how it would help), but given that the windows in your 2nd screenshot look just about right to fit a 3rd window in there, could windows possibly be some how interpreting the desktop or some hidden window/process as a 3rd 'window', thus presenting all '3' Side by Side? Food for thought?

I also notice that in the 2 window screenshot, two of your Taskbar icons are highlighted, whereas in the 'dysfunctional' '3 window' screenshot, 3 of the taskbar icons are highlighted. A clue?

James

4 windows screen shot;


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Windows side by side dont fit correctly-snapshot_103821.png  
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