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thanks for the suggestions guys but I was hoping for something really easy... for now I'm using WinSplit Revolution which is my go-to on my main computer.. but the more windows, the longer it takes - have to manually place them one by one, it is quick but annoying for what I need it for on my VPS... Tiling handles it all in one fell-swoop, theoretically, if it didn't have this windows 10 bug.

Hi, can someone recommend some relatively light-weight software (e.g. not something like this crappy display fusion) that will stack side by side windows for me? sounds easy right? well I can't for the life of me figure out how to do this on windows 10 on a virtual desktop without it stacking windows also on other virtual desktops, which makes it completely useless to me.. since now instead of 3 windows filling up the screen i have 3 tiny windows on 2 desktops.

JGPaiva's GridMove and Ahk Tools / Re: GridMove: Grids Here
« on: June 10, 2016, 11:55 AM »
This post might seem a bit strange, I've been using my laptop a lot recently (fullhd screen), and use this "ultrawide.grid" I found. The thing is, I think I created it but I can't be sure..

Anyhow it is really useful to me so that's why I'm posting it.

It is hard to understand what it does from a screenshot and why it is so useful, basically the windows slinky/accordion expand when you move them around - so it makes it easy to resize two windows to many different side-by-side positions.

It should work equally well on ultrawide or regular monitors

you can also slide the window along the edges

try dragging a window in the vertical middle of the screen from left to right or right to left to see what I mean about the shrinking/expanding accordion effect

there are also full width top half and full width bottom half window zones.

as well as a "youtube" zone that positions the window in the top-left in a rectangular shape, good for watching youtube while you're doing other things


JGPaiva's GridMove and Ahk Tools / Re: GridMove: Grids Here
« on: June 10, 2016, 11:42 AM »
I suggest trying my grids I posted a few posts back, they are made for ultrawide and work quite well.. well, they are intended for the primary ultrawide and secondary boxed shape but you can easily edit the files and copy the primary twice and do some search and replace to make it a secondary monitor with the same grid. Although my ultrawide is only 2560, but i think it should work fine on a 34"

do you know any way to use Alt Drag one-handed? 
You could turn on the windows feature 'sticky keys' for that, perhaps?

That works with MoveIt but not Alt Drag.  No biggie.  My fake mouse gesture in MoveIt is enough to skate by while cinnamon rolling.  :)

If Alt Drag proves stable then I am happy.  :)

I don't know what its like where you are, but man, the cinnamon buns here (Toronto) in Ikea are great... you can smell them in half the store. They do that on purpose because cinnamon scent makes you buy things - I was reading it on the internet (that cinammon smells puts you in "want to buy mode") so it must be true! (well I can believe it)

@ycomp do you know any way to use Alt Drag one-handed?  I like the right click drag window resizing but I hate having to use two hands just because I have to hold down the Alt key.

It is not a big deal except when trying to eat while moving windows around and surfing the net etc..  I hate to have to put down my cinnamon roll because it will get the desktop sticky.  It's is just awkward.  I am sitting in a library. If I was in my own place that would be another matter.  :)

dunno, I guess you could set it to your middle mouse button if you don't use that for grid move (I do)

I just use the alt-drag application for automatic window snapping - making windows attracted to other windows and screen edges, it even snaps on resizing a window

I have auto snapping turned on in general tab in configuration and it seemed to work better for me when I turned on snapping in the advanced tab as well.

Post New Requests Here / AltDrag
« on: March 18, 2016, 03:00 PM »
This software is crazy sweet and works really well with grid move...

I prefer to disable the semi-conflicting options in it though, like middle click on title in it - because i often middle click the title with gridmove

anyhow, AltDrag is great at helping you move windows in place, when you are not grid-moving... I mean, you often move windows around with grid-move but then sometimes you just want to drag a window the regular way, and since you have so many nicely aligned windows courtesy of gridmove, you can easily "pop" a window into place because it is attracted to other windows edges or edges of the screen. As you can see, explanation is a bet messy but one you actually try it, you'll see what i mean.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that the windows just slide into place easily... when moving or resizing

GridMove + altDrag = a killer combination, basically nothing else comes close. I tried most of window managers out there.

I was close to purchasing a more bloated program called aquasnap because it didn't allow this type of thing with secondary monitors unless you paid, but alt-drag works on multi-monitors, is small and unobtrusive and free.

Post New Requests Here / Feature Suggestion: Window Swapping
« on: March 06, 2016, 01:41 PM »
I guess that GridMove is not being developed anymore, but just in case i wanted to suggest a great feature.

One of the things I miss most from LG Screen Split, is the ability to swap windows. Would be great if GridMove could do that... let's say either by holding down shift when dragging, or going into a swap mode (say double tapping ctrl or something - not shift because that's used in IntelliJ IDEA)

swap mode meaning that if there is a window existing at the target location, then that window gets moved to the original location and size of the source window.

it's really great for re-organizing windows. I'd say download LG Screen Split to see what I mean but it works on LG monitors only I think.

an example, let's say you have 3 windows side by side.. and you drag the right one to the left zone, holding shift, then the window that was in the left zone moves to the right and the window from the right is now on the left.

Ultrawide Simple v1
This template will work on regular monitors of course too, it was just designed with the idea in mind that the primary would be an ultrawide monitor and that the secondary monitor is a normal "box shaped monitor"

pink shows the zones

Ultrawide simple_1.jpg

Ultrawide Simple v2 (i.e. not so simple...)

What I use now daily is this template, it is a great improvement over version 1 (for power users), so it is not quite as simple - but still quite logical

It really gives a lot of positioning power, I have no idea how I could draw a simple diagram like I did for v1... just best to download and experiment with using it

It is almost "finished", what I mean is - it works - and works well. However, every few days I tend to add something. There is not much room in the way of target zones left for adding zones without harming the "user-experience", so I might only add 1 or 2 more things - or maybe none at all. That's what I mean... it is perfectly usable in its current form.

It is still intended for the same use case (i.e 1 or 2 monitors, the primary being ultrawide - but it still is fine for non-ultrawide) .. basically if you are a power user, try v2.. if you don't really care too much about have "finer control" over the layout, use v1

v2 also has a youtube positioning zone on primary monitor very top left that on chrome (with the bookmarks bar off), will resize the window exactly the the size that will show a video only [if theatre mode in the youtube player is off] - at least on my browser... if it doesn't work exactly for you, you can always edit that particular entries height and width of the window.

example of grid (3 screenshots in the photo)

These are 2 monitors

the sticher I used cropped some of the bottoms off, so the actual grid is a bit taller than it looks, for example the bottom left browser window should be the same height as the one above it


Hi jgpaiva, I just wanted to confirm that I was able to reproduce the issue AxCrusik mention in his post.

Below is a screenshot to illustrate, note the black border between windows:

I think this isn't gridmove-specific, LG Screen Split also does this.

On both applications, it doesn't seem to affect all windows - depends on what application the window belongs to, but seems like the majority.

ah, I found FastMove in the menu and instructions are there. It was just confused about it from the docs having almost no info on it except the name.

Where could I get some info on FastMove? I don't really understand what it is.

p.s. I've attached a notepad++ syntax coloring file just in case if anyone finds it useful. Ok, I couldn't figure out how to attach so I've linked to it:

Notepad++ User Defined Language Syntax Highlighting File for GridMove

only moves to the last position with the same last used grid size... no maximizing in either direction when this happens.

actually it would be a cool feature, if I could activate it when I needed it :) but when you're trying to work and this thing happens a few times (I think sometimes it is a one off thing , sometimes it will happen a few times in a few minutes or less but I guess that's because of my work habits - when I'm doing a lot of middle clicking in the browser, it is more likely to occur)

nope, I use no special keywords. My Grids are just the basic Trigger, Grid and [Monitor or WindowHeight/Width stuff. It happened again a few times yesterday. Always to the previous position that I had moved in the Grid... I mean lets say I move/sized a window to the top left using the Grid. Then I don't use Gridmove for 1/2 hour (that's just an example number)... then I press the mouse middle button - then it might move the grid. I mean it doesn't happen every time I click the middle mouse button. But when it happens, it will move back to the last grid placement position (in this example, to the Top Left). Never to another grid position, only to the last used one.

Very Strange

anyone know how to solve this problem? I get at least a couple times a day this annoying "transporting" of my current window to the last used grid position.

It happens when I click the middle button (the middle button is what I use to drag windows to new grid postions, I have all other grid-initiation techniques disabled). But it only happens a couple times a day, not every time I click the middle mouse button (which is fairly often since I use the browser a lot)

But as far as I can tell, I'm not doing anything else... not touching the keyboard, not moving the mouse. Are there any shift/alt/ctrl-key combinations that are used to "teleport" the window to its last used grid position? I occasionally do have stuck key problems but I'm not so sure they are stuck when this strange behaviour occurs.

don't know if anyone mentioned this yet, I haven't read the thread.

But it's a bit annoying having to rename the groups all the time. And the bigger the file, the more that must be done.

I mean [1], [2], [3], etc.

maybe I don't understand something... but anyhow I am renaming them often so that the overlaps work correctly for my layout.

My current layout has 18 groups.

I wanted to use notepad++ but couldn't figure out how to do it that way. If anyone knows, let me know please.

So I used TextPad ... if you do a search and replace in TextPad it will renumber all the groups in the order they appear in the file.

Code: Perl [Select]
  1. Search: ^\[[0-9]*\]
  2. Replace: \[\1\i\]
Hope that helps someone...

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