WindowSpace is a powerful desktop enhancement utility for Windows OS. 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 its just the beginning!
Snap windows to edges and other windows
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.
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 will 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.
Using this feature you can easily line up misplaced windows to clear up more desktop space. Itll 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.
Move and resize windows with the keyboard
By default, you can resize windows and drag them over the desktop with the mouse. After installing WindowSpace, you will 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.
Maximize windows vertically or horizontally
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.
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.
Set windows Always On Top
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.
The availability and position of the new options in the window menu can be customized in the WindowSpace Settings dialog.
Minimize To Tray + Hide Window
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 will get two amazing ways to get rid of this problem. Simply minimize a window to the tray or hide it from view.
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.
Minimization to tray is helpful when you want some applications Outlook Express, Firefox, Internet Exlorer to run in the background and keep the taskbar free for more important programs youre 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.
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 whats going on.
Cascade, Tile and Close All Windows
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.
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.
Organize your desktop workspace for more comfort today!
Too many open windows make the desktop messy. It affects your performance as very soon youll find yourself hunting for windows, rather than doing the job. This is where WindowSpace can extend a helping hand.
Changelog for this release:
# Improved performance and stability of Snap-To-Side feature
# Fixed several issues with dragging/restoring maximized windows
# Fixed an issue with dragging/restoring Word 2007/2010 windows
# Fixed an issue with incorrect Snap-To-Side settings on Windows XP
# Added option "Disable global hotkeys" (Hotkeys, Advanced Options)
# Revised English language template file (see Translation.txt)
# Updated Russian translation for version 2.5
# Several other improvements and bug fixes