Half Screen??


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Don Green

I like the WIN 7 function where I can move a window to the left and
right and it automatically sizes to half the screen size.

For some reason, (a setting I changed?), my system seems top have
stopped doing that. Now when I move a window all the way to right, it
just goes "off the screen".

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
 
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R. C. White

?Hi, Don.

"Don Green" wrote in message
I like the WIN 7 function where I can move a window to the left and right
and it automatically sizes to half the screen size.
That's called Snap - or Aero Snap. Click Start | Help and Support, and
search for "Snap". The first hit (of 30) tells about Snap; the 3rd one is
"How do I turn Snap on or off?".

For some reason, (a setting I changed?), my system seems top have stopped
doing that. Now when I move a window all the way to right, it just goes
"off the screen".
I haven't heard of this, but two possibilities come to mind:

1. Does your screen resolution match your hardware? Maybe Win7 thinks
you have a wide-screen monitor when you don't.

2. Or maybe Win7 thinks you have two monitors when you have only one.

Any thoughts?
You're welcome. I hope this helps.

RC
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Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-9/30/10)
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SP1 RC
 
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Paul

Don said:
I like the WIN 7 function where I can move a window to the left and
right and it automatically sizes to half the screen size.

For some reason, (a setting I changed?), my system seems top have
stopped doing that. Now when I move a window all the way to right, it
just goes "off the screen".

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
Any possibility you enabled the external VGA/DVI connector ?
Maybe the computer thinks you have a second LCD screen.

http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/4746/8600gtsvistanz9.jpg

Paul
 
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Fred

Don said:
I like the WIN 7 function where I can move a window to the left and
right and it automatically sizes to half the screen size.

For some reason, (a setting I changed?), my system seems top have
stopped doing that. Now when I move a window all the way to right, it
just goes "off the screen".

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
Right click on task bar - tile windows vertically - much quicker anyway.
 
K

KCB

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Fred said:
Right click on task bar - tile windows vertically - much quicker anyway.
This works great, but only if you have just 2 windows open. BTW, Win7 uses
the terms "stacked" or "side by side".
 
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Char Jackson

?


This works great, but only if you have just 2 windows open. BTW, Win7 uses
the terms "stacked" or "side by side".
That's good, because with XP I always have to remember that "tile
windows vertically" arranges them horizontally, while "tile windows
horizontally" arranges them vertically. I always wondered why they had
those two backwards.
 
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Fred

Char said:
That's good, because with XP I always have to remember that "tile
windows vertically" arranges them horizontally, while "tile windows
horizontally" arranges them vertically. I always wondered why they had
those two backwards.
That's a pretty unique computer you've got there I'd say. Still - if you
turn it on its side you should be okay.
 
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Char Jackson

That's a pretty unique computer you've got there I'd say. Still - if you
turn it on its side you should be okay.
All of my XP computers act the same way, so I'm guessing it's XP.
 
F

Fred

KCB said:
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This works great, but only if you have just 2 windows open. BTW,
Win7 uses the terms "stacked" or "side by side".
Works no matter how many windows are open.
 
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Ed Cryer

All of my XP computers act the same way, so I'm guessing it's XP.
I can't get mine to do that. Is it perhaps a difference between XP Home
& Professional?

Ed
 
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Char Jackson

I can't get mine to do that. Is it perhaps a difference between XP Home
& Professional?
I'm not sure. I've only ever used XP Pro, but I assumed they were all
that way. All 3 of my XP Pro computers have always been like that.
Horizontal stacks the windows in a vertical row, while vertical
spreads them out horizontally.
 
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Ed Cryer

I'm not sure. I've only ever used XP Pro, but I assumed they were all
that way. All 3 of my XP Pro computers have always been like that.
Horizontal stacks the windows in a vertical row, while vertical
spreads them out horizontally.
This just has to be a problem of terminology!
BTW what is a "vertical row"?
Perhaps a "vertical column"?

You say "potato" and I say "potato".
You say "tomato" and I say "tomato".

Here's an image of horizontal stacking;
http://tinyurl.com/35v3lfy

Ed
 
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Char Jackson

Here's an image of horizontal stacking;
http://tinyurl.com/35v3lfy
I see vertical stacking where you see horizontal stacking. :)

In real life, when I take some objects and stack them one on top of
the next, that's a vertical stack. When I spread them out, one beside
the next, that's horizontal. I'm not sure why these standard concepts
should be reversed for Windows.
 
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Ed Cryer

I see vertical stacking where you see horizontal stacking. :)

In real life, when I take some objects and stack them one on top of
the next, that's a vertical stack. When I spread them out, one beside
the next, that's horizontal. I'm not sure why these standard concepts
should be reversed for Windows.
Nice one. I can now see a very cogent reason why M$ have renamed the
processes; "stacked" and "side by side" seem to bypass any misconception
in Euclidean geometry.

Ed
 
C

choro

This just has to be a problem of terminology!
BTW what is a "vertical row"?
Perhaps a "vertical column"?

You say "potato" and I say "potato".
You say "tomato" and I say "tomato".

Here's an image of horizontal stacking;
http://tinyurl.com/35v3lfy
What shacking are you on about?
I can't see any shacking there!
 
K

KCB

?
Fred said:
Works no matter how many windows are open.
I know it works with more windows, but meant that it doesn't work 'great'
with more than 2. For example, if you have 8 open windows, then use the
'stack side by side' feature, they are all 1/8 screen width windows. With
the drag and snap (or whatever they call the new feature), the resulting
window is _always_ 1/2 screen width. I use both features, but it depends on
what I'm trying to achieve at the time.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

That's good, because with XP I always have to remember that "tile
windows vertically" arranges them horizontally, while "tile windows
horizontally" arranges them vertically. I always wondered why they had
those two backwards.
I have always assumed that they call the one "horizontal" because each
window is stretched horizontally, and they call the other "vertical"
because each window is stretched vertically.

Thus, as is obvious, tile horizontally is done in order to stack the
windows vertically, and tile vertically is done in order to stack the
windows horizontally.

I try not to think about this too often for the sake of my sanity :)
 
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Char Jackson

I have always assumed that they call the one "horizontal" because each
window is stretched horizontally, and they call the other "vertical"
because each window is stretched vertically.

Thus, as is obvious, tile horizontally is done in order to stack the
windows vertically, and tile vertically is done in order to stack the
windows horizontally.
As you say, it's obvious. ;-)
I try not to think about this too often for the sake of my sanity :)
It's not a feature I use much because I normally have 15-30 windows
open at a time. Automatic tiling in that scenario is a mess.
 
J

Jake

Char Jackson said:
In real life, when I take some objects and stack them one on top of
the next, that's a vertical stack. When I spread them out, one beside
the next, that's horizontal. I'm not sure why these standard concepts
should be reversed for Windows.
Probably the same reason for using backslashes in folder paths when
every other operating system was using forward slashes.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

It's not a feature I use much because I normally have 15-30 windows
open at a time. Automatic tiling in that scenario is a mess.
Oh, you're such a wimp :)

....but I'm still laughing after picturing your screen with 29 windows
tiled horizontally (or do I mean vertically?).
 

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