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Is there a way to quickly lay out two windows in "commander" mode?

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When using Windows Explorer I sometimes find it useful to have two folder windows side-by-side, similar to the old Norton Commander layout. Is this possible with DF?

Another related question - I also like to have two windows side by side, maximized vertically but almost (90%) maximized horizontally. This makes it very convenient to quickly switch between two related windows. Granted, Alt+Tab achieves a similar goal, but is less reliable when other windows are also accessed in between.

Sep 26, 2019  • #1
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The attached scripted function should do what you're looking for with the File Explorer windows. You can import it on the Settings > Functions tab.

For the other thing, if you open both windows, you can then create Custom Functions using their values. You can assign hotkeys to the functions, or add them to the TitleBar Buttons to run them.

Hope that helps!
• Attachment: Open 2 File Explorer Windows.dfscript [1,328 bytes]
Sep 26, 2019  • #2
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Thanks for the tips!

For some reason the attached file didn't work me, but it made me discover a whole world of scripts. I found a couple of scripts ("Move Window to Right Side and Size 90% Width, 100% Height" and its left side match) that do close to what I want. I modified them to change window width to 90% and now I plan to explore the options to create a script that splits the last two active windows side by side.

BTW, thanks also for this tip which helps makes these scripts less distracting.
Sep 26, 2019 (modified Sep 26, 2019)  • #3
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Excellent, glad to hear it!
Sep 27, 2019  • #4
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This is the killer feature/use that led me to DF in the first place! I've got shortcuts to set window size+position to several combinations now, depending on whether I need Chrome windows, Chrome+Hangouts chat, etc. Amazing.

I missed using Win+arrow like I did in Win7, but couldn't live with having to also enable Window Snapping. So glad, too, because DF has totally changed how I use my multi-monitor setup.
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