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Author Topic: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows  (Read 6052 times)

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Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« on: January 20, 2008, 05:55:58 AM »
I used Linux only for a few hours about 6 months ago, and now i have a thought.
I searched google for an app that enabled you to resize WINDOWS windows from the top of the window, like on Ubuntu.
Has anyone already made this app? or know where i can find one that does this? Im on Win XP

I would be happy to write a review for it on my review website.

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 06:15:41 AM »
There seems to be quite a few choices.
Although I've never tried any of them.
I've always manually resized and windows remembers.
But I can see how it would be handy if it was a light weight application.

Here's what I found in a search.
Maybe someone has tried some of these.

http://www.google.co...ndow&btnG=Search

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 07:00:40 AM »
I'm sorry, but i don't understand what you mean by "resize window from top"...

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 08:30:58 AM »
i'm curious too, how is it done? do you mean the titlebar. i couldn't find anything at Ubuntu's website except this.

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 09:00:32 AM »
Check out MoveResize plugin for Volumouse (Requires Volumouse).

2008-01-20_225505.jpg

BTW, to resize an active window (works on WinXP and probably on earlier Windows versions):

1. Click on the active window and press Alt + Spacebar
2. Press S
3. Press the arrow key that corresponds with the side of the window you want to change.
4. Press Enter when done resizing

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 11:58:57 AM »
Ding Ding Ding.
We have a winner (I think, got to download and try)

I'll explain what i was after. I found, when on ubuntu, you could resize the window by dragging from any side, while on windows, you can only resize by dragging from the bottom, right or left.

Being a Multi Task freak, i often find i have windows of the bottom of the screen that i wish i didnt have to move to then resize the hight.

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008, 12:06:39 PM »
I thought that was what i understood from your first post. The reason why i asked is because i can resize any window from any corner or edge... Strange.

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2008, 12:11:10 PM »
... i can resize any window from any corner or edge... Strange.

me too
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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2008, 12:12:43 PM »
Including the top edge and the top corners?
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I thought that was what i understood from your first post. The reason why i asked is because i can resize any window from any corner or edge... Strange.

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I have indeed seen this before, and i would probably use it, if i wasn't already using miniMIZE


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« Last Edit: January 20, 2008, 12:15:46 PM by relequestual »

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2008, 12:36:47 PM »
Yes, i can resize from ALL corners and ALL edges. Are you sure that isn't happening only with some misbehaving app?

It even got featured on LifeHacker! =D
miniMIZE looks good!

PS: GridMove also was featured in lifehacker :)

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2008, 12:41:34 PM »
*respect*
This is your creation on LH. Mine was just a linked review. *needs to learn to code*

hum, come to think of it, *wounders* may have something to do with my skinned OS?
Ill reset the theme and try again

*cringe* i HATE changing my theme!

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2008, 01:12:01 PM »
*respect*
;D ;D ;D

hum, come to think of it, *wounders* may have something to do with my skinned OS?
Ill reset the theme and try again
That's be a bit strange too, given that i also use a theme that isn't the default windows theme. I don't use any 3rd party program, though, i used the windows patch.

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2008, 01:16:31 PM »
 ;D *how ironic. on the link you gave me, it states "so you don't have to pay for styleXP"
All my readers can get a legal free key! :Thmbsup:

Sorry, that was a semi plug, but no link.

On the subject... it may be something to do with styleXP i guess, although im sooo resistant to even testing by changing my theme. (yes i am very odd)
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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2008, 02:21:27 PM »
I thought that was what i understood from your first post. The reason why i asked is because i can resize any window from any corner or edge... Strange.

Not really... I can do the same here on WinXP Pro Sp-2.

EDIT: Classic theme with themes service disabled. I am pretty sure that I still had this functionality when I was running WindowBlinds 5 and 6...
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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2008, 02:29:59 PM »
;D *how ironic. on the link you gave me, it states "so you don't have to pay for styleXP"
All my readers can get a legal free key! :Thmbsup:
Well.. It's still one less process running ;)


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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2008, 02:32:50 PM »
;D *how ironic. on the link you gave me, it states "so you don't have to pay for styleXP"
All my readers can get a legal free key! :Thmbsup:
Well.. It's still one less process running ;)

Very good point. You win this round! :P
Although, 1meg, im not fussed
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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2008, 02:49:56 PM »
If the window is maximized you can't change it sometimes.
On certain windows...can't remember which ones-Firefox for one.
Just tried it.

But if you click the middle button that will give you back your resizing arrows on all sides. That's been my experience....as I recall....
Do you still have 3 buttons up there in the right corner?

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2008, 02:55:23 PM »
If the window is maximized you can't change it sometimes.
On certain windows...can't remember which ones-Firefox for one.
Just tried it.

But if you click the middle button that will give you back your resizing arrows on all sides. That's been my experience....as I recall....
Do you still have 3 buttons up there in the right corner?

lol thanks for the help, but i am a software reviewer. I know a little bit about computers and stuff. =P
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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2008, 04:39:00 PM »
No, I wasn't trying to belittle or anything like that at all.
I was thinking maybe a theme program could have changed things.
Never used one myself, so I don't know.

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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2008, 05:21:08 PM »
No, I wasn't trying to belittle or anything like that at all.
I was thinking maybe a theme program could have changed things.
Never used one myself, so I don't know.

No worries, im easy going. found it quite funny.
mayb styleXP has changed it, i shall have 2 investigate 2moz.
I just had a complete mega problemo with WLW posting to my blog. Sorted it at long last though.
now i must sleeeep
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Re: Suggestion for design - Resize window from top on Windows
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2008, 07:34:34 PM »
ResizeEnable is another one worth checking out.