WindowSpace - Most Organized Workspace
WindowSpace is a powerful desktop enhancement utility for large monitors, widescreens and multi-monitor systems. Once installed, it allows you to manipulate windows in many new amazing ways – snap windows to the screen edges and other windows, move and resize them with keyboard shortcuts, maximize vertically or horizontally, pin on top of the other windows, hide from view, minimize to tray, and it’s just the beginning!
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Most of the actions can be triggered with the hotkeys, some by selecting the corresponding options from the window menu. New window actions give extra comfort to the owners of large monitors, widescreens, multi-monitor systems, and the users who have to multitask in many applications but have a limited desktop space.
The Snap-To-Side feature lets you to expand and maximize windows by dragging them to different edges of the screen. To trigger one of these actions, touch the corresponding edge of the screen with the mouse cursor while moving a window.
Resizing to the edge & maximize vertically:
Unsnapping window from the edge, restores its original size. As in the previous version of WindowSpace, you can also right-click the Maximize button to do this.
Aero Snap in Windows 7 is very convenient for the owners of widescreen monitors. WindowSpace v2.0 improves the original idea by adding some options and makes it more usable for the owners of really big monitors.
Currently this feature is called "Move window to one fourth of the screen when touching the corners (Snap-To-Corners)" (Settings -> Moving & Resizing page).
Whether you have a small or big screen, you know that too many open windows make computation rather awkward – windows overlap each other, hang partway out of sight so that the user can even forget that an application is open. Snapping is an excellent way to keep your desktop organized.
The snapping feature is enabled when you move or resize a window with the mouse.
|1. Drag the titlebar to move a window||2. Snap window to the screen edges|
Once this option is on, windows will snap to each other or to the screen border neatly, edge to edge, rather than block or cover one another completely. You’ll be able to align windows properly without having to reposition them constantly on the desktop, or hunt for the application you need behind other windows.
When you resize a window with the mouse, snapping allows you to quickly make two or more windows the same width or height.
|1. Drag the edges to resize||2. Snap to other window||3. Align the bottom edges|
Using this feature you can easily line up misplaced windows to clear up more desktop space. It’ll take you less than a second to set any window to its desired position, and make good use of every single pixel of your workspace.
By default, you can resize windows and drag them over the desktop with the mouse. After installing WindowSpace, you’ll be able to do the same by using a set of keyboard shortcuts. This is a great alternative for laptop users and everyone else who likes keeping hands on the keyboard.
By pressing Win + Arrow Keys, you can move the active window to the left - right and up - down. Pressing Win + Ctrl + Arrow Keys snaps the window instantly to any of the four edges of the desktop. To change the width or height of the window, press Win + Alt + Arrow Keys several times until the desired window size is achieved.
The “Maximize Vertically” feature is especially useful for the owners of widescreen monitors. This comes in handy if you want to see the window content with the minimal amount of white space. Also looking at two vertically opened pages sitting next to each other makes things a lot easier to compare, or move content between them.
|1. Widescreen desktop||2. Maximize window vertically|
To maximize a window vertically, you should press the default hotkey combination – Alt+F5, or right-click the Maximize title button. The second right-click or hotkey press shrinks the window to its original size. This feature also works for “child” windows, which are correctly maximized inside their MDI parent.
The “Always On Top” option is a real helper when you multitask in several applications. It lets you pin a window on top of the other window and work with them both simultaneously, without the need to jump from one window to another.
With this option in place, you can, for example, put a web browser on top of the word processing document and conveniently move data between the two applications.
WindowSpace adds the “Always On Top” option to the window menu. This menu appears when you right-click the window title bar or the application taskbar button.
The availability and position of the new options in the window menu can be customized in the WindowSpace Settings dialog.
These two options are clever alternatives to standard Windows minimization. The taskbar is fine for a few windows. But if you open many of them, it becomes cluttered, making it difficult to find a window. With WindowSpace, you’ll get two amazing ways to get rid of this problem. Simply minimize a window to the tray or hide it from view.
Right-click the icon to restore a hidden window
Minimization to tray is helpful when you want some applications – Outlook Express, Firefox, Internet Explorer – to run in the background and keep the taskbar free for more important programs you’re working with at the moment.
WindowSpace adds new “Minimize to Tray” and “Hide Window” actions to the standard window buttons. You can quickly minimize a window to the tray or hide it completely from view with a right-click or a middle-click on the Minimize button.
Right-click to 'Minimize To Tray',
or middle-click to 'Hide Window'
The “Hide Window” feature will benefit those who need to hide a document, MySpace page, photo album, or instant messenger quickly when someone – the boss or parent – comes into the room to check what’s going on.
In just one press of the hotkey, you can tile windows vertically or horizontally, cascade, or close them all. These options work in much the same way as the standard Windows shortcut – Win + D, which minimizes all open windows to the taskbar.
(Win + C)
Tile windows vertically|
(Win + V)
Tile windows horizontally|
(Win + H)
To tile windows vertically, for example, you should press Win + V. The first key press arranges all open windows side by side; the second press on the same hotkey brings windows back to their initial positions.
Press Win + Ctrl + Alt + F4 to quickly close all open windows and clean up the desktop workspace for a new task.
Too many open windows make the desktop messy. It affects your performance as very soon you’ll find yourself hunting for windows, rather than doing the job. This is where WindowSpace can extend a helping hand. Download a free evaluation version now and enjoy easy comfort as you work with windows.
WindowSpace runs under Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista and newer operating systems. There is also a native 64-bit version available for download.
Please, visit our support forums to suggest new features or report problems.