Using Show Windows Side by Side

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  1. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    The other night a family member was working on the computer and was flipping back and forth making the windows that they were working within active and then going to the other one and working with it, and just having a heck of time jumping back and forth.

    I offered the suggestion to them of using "Show windows side by side"

    If you are moving files, or working between 2 apps and you need to view them both or it is a hindrance to keep making first one then another active, you can alleviate that annoyance.

    Go to the task bar with the apps opened, and right click, then select "SHOW WINDOWS SIDE BY SIDE"

    Complete your task and then you can deselect the option by going BACK to the taskbar and right clicking again and selecting "UNDO SHOW WINDOWS SIDE BY SIDE"

    I was unaware of this for a long time and just happened upon it and I thought HEY this is great for moving files, making graphics off an online tutorial, whatever!!!

    I use it quite often with paint shop pro when I am making graphics and using an online tutorial that I will use once and don't care to print. Also when I am moving files between 2 folders.

    Hope this helps someone. I know the option is available in Vista and probably XP too , I was unaware it was available when I was running XP though
     
  2. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    with windows XP, the command from the task bar is either "tile windows horizontally", or "tile windows vertically"
     

  3. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    Thanks Phil I didn't know if it was available on XP and that particular command is not I guess...

    In vista it is an option and it lays the window up on the screen as it says: Side by side, and Windows sizes them equally when you use the command.

    Once again thanks for letting me know -- been awhile since I ran XP and it's hard to remember what all was there, esp since I never used that on XP. I remember trying the cascade layouts to see what they were but I also remember I didn't especially like that.

    I do like the side by side in Vista though.
     
  4. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I just got a new wide screen monitor and was told I could do that. It will come in handy when trying to post facts and figures in HI area.