did you know: show windows stacked, cascaded or side by side

someone asked me if there were ways to vertically maximize more than two windows using aero snap (snap one window to the left hand side of the screen and a second to the right hand side dragging the windows or using the windows key + left and right arrow keys) and sure enough a taskbar option comes through for this!

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right click on a unused area of your taskbar and you can select show windows stacked

stacked 02

up to three windows are maximized horizontally and stacked one after the other

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show windows side by side with three windows will vertically maximize and give each a third of the horizontal screen space

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if you have four windows, both stacked and side by side arrange the 4 windows the same as shown above.


Comments (2)

  1. Rhak Kahr says:

    I thought it was about algorithm. "Show Windows Stacked" should be referring only screen height, and "Show Windows Side by Side" should be referring only screen width. IMHO, it will be better if there is "Show Windows Tiles" and this feature including
    custom ratio — A colum(s) x B row(s) — so multi tasking windows can be user friendlier.

  2. mark mulligan says:

    Your four windows example does not work as inadequately described.

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