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Author Topic: A very nifty windows' resizer  (Read 5353 times)

lanux128

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A very nifty windows' resizer
« on: April 11, 2006, 11:28:56 PM »
i've been using this tool for some time & it works so seamlessly that i almost forgot its name... :Thmbsup:
the program that i'm talking about is FreeSnap 1.2 by Blue Onion Software.

what it does is to allow you to resize/move windows around via some hot-keys. e.g.
WinKey + Up Arrow:         snap top window edge
WinKey + Down Arrow:     snap bottom window edge
WinKey + Left Arrow:       snap left window edge
WinKey + Right Arrow:      snap right window edge

while the Home, End, PgUP, and PgDn keys move a window to the corresponding corner of the screen without resizing the window. you can use the number-pad keys as well, regardless of the NumLock state (see image), which is how the author intended for this app to work.

FreeSnap-KB.png

the “Plus” and “Minus” keys on the number-pad will resize the window to a specific dimension. it also has an alternate layout for laptop users, plus an undo command as well.

i know these features can be replicated via Authohotkey. in fact, i believe that a similar script exists in the AHK forums... anyway, i post it here just in case someone finds it useful just as i did sometime ago... ;)




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Re: A very nifty windows' resizer
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2006, 11:40:29 PM »
Ooh sounds interesting.  Gonna give it a go.

Thanks for the heads-up.

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Re: A very nifty windows' resizer
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 01:08:45 AM »
a small update, the author is planning to update the program to include multi-monitor support.. :up: do check out his website for other cool projects, especially the Calendar Gadget.. :)

http://blueonionsoftware.com/

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FreeSnap 1.3 Released!
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008, 01:03:43 AM »
FreeSnap 1.3 has been released, now with multi-monitor support. :Thmbsup: the author has also released the source-code under the GPL.

ws-freesnap-13.png

http://blueonionsoft...re.com/freesnap.aspx