Aw Snap!


Your Mission, If you choose to accept it.

Moving one file, from one folder to another, or organizing your files can be a chore.

Nothing is worse than trying to resize windows to try to make it easy on yourself but never fear!  Windows Snap is here to save the day!

Check out the video below for a quick real world tutorial on how this feature can be used.

Aw Snap

 

No Mouse? No Problem!

In addition to using the mouse you can also use keyboard shortcuts (that is harder to show in a video) to create the same quick actions!

Maximize

Keyboard shortcut: WINKEY + UP ARROW

To maximize the currently focused and floating window, click and hold the title bar area and drag the window up toward the top of the screen. When the cursor hits the top edge of the screen, the window will maximize.

Maximize vertically

Keyboard shortcut: WINKEY + SHIFT + UP ARROW

If you just wish for the current window to expand vertically, both up and down (but not horizontally, or left and right), you can grab the top or bottom edge of the currently focused and floating window, and drag it towards the closest (top or bottom) edge of the screen. When the cursor hits the edge of the screen, the window will maximize vertically.

Snap to the left side of screen

Keyboard shortcut: WINKEY + LEFT ARROW

Multi-monitor support: As you repeatedly tap the keyboard shortcut, the windows moves left across the displays, snapping to screen edges as it goes

To snap the currently focused and floating window to the left side of the screen, drag it to the left. When the cursor hits the left side of the screen, the window will snap to that edge and occupy the leftmost 50 percent of the screen.

Snap to the right side of screen

Keyboard shortcut: WINKEY + RIGHT ARROW

Multi-monitor support: As you repeatedly tap the keyboard shortcut, the windows moves right across the displays, snapping to screen edges as it goes

To snap the currently focused and floating window to the right side of the screen, drag it to the right. When the cursor hits the right side of the screen, the window will snap to that edge and occupy the rightmost 50 percent of the screen.

The previous two methods are often used together. So you may snap one window to the left side of the screen, one to the right, and then drag and drop files between them or perform other similar tasks.

Restore

Keyboard shortcut: WINKEY + DOWN ARROW or WINKEY + SHIFT + DOWN ARROW

To restore a maximized or snapped window, simply drag it down from the top or other edge of the screen by clicking and holding in the title bar area. If you maximized or snapped the window using Aero Snaps, it will return to its previous size and position.

 

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