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Windows 7: Tile vertically


16 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
Tile vertically

Hi,
I do like Windows 7 so far (compared to XP), but one of the things I'm missing is the "Tile vertically" function (you know, where you can select a few programs in the taskbar and make them automatically fit on the screen together).

Is it really no there or am I just overlooking it?

Thanks in advance!

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16 Sep 2009   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

aero snap sort of replicates this feature, where you drag a window to the edge of the screen.

or try playing with windows key + arrow keys.

i know it's not quite the same, maybe other forum users will improve on this idea...
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16 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

"Show windows stacked" is the option.
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16 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
aero snap sort of replicates this feature, where you drag a window to the edge of the screen.

or try playing with windows key + arrow keys.
Thank you for your answer! While these two are indeed nice features, the old way was considerably more convenient (especially when more than two programs are involved).

Quote:
i know it's not quite the same, maybe other forum users will improve on this idea...
Thanks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
"Show windows stacked" is the option.
Ahh, I see. After your hint I googled the phrase and read that you have to do this on an empty part of the toolbar. The (huge) drawback of this is that ALL open windows will be stacked / displayed sided by side, unlike in XP where I have 10 windows open and only select the 3 that I want to have next to each other. But it's a start, so thank you as well for your reply.

Maybe there is a workaround to get the old functionality back?
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16 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Minimize all the windows you do not want. Leaving only the ones you do want visible. Quick was to do this, grab one window and shake it a bit, all the other windows will hide. Open the windows you want to stack.
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17 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Minimize all the windows you do not want. Leaving only the ones you do want visible. Quick was to do this, grab one window and shake it a bit, all the other windows will hide. Open the windows you want to stack.
Ahh, right, the shake. I forgot about that one.

It's still not as good as directly selecting the windows, but I guess it will have to do.
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12 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Better way

Here is a tip that I found that I found to be better for the purposes of reviewing two screens side by side:
  1. Drag the title bar of a window to the left or right side of the screen until an outline of the expanded window appears.
  2. Release the mouse to expand the window.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with another window to arrange the windows side by side.
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