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SUGGEST: Snap-to applying to resizing Windows also?

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S.ALT255
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Picture attached, subject seems to cover it all really.
Any thoughts?
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Nov 15, 2011 (modified Nov 16, 2011)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We are planning to add this feature, hopefully for the next version after 3.4.1 :)

Thanks!
Nov 16, 2011  • #2
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S.ALT255
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Has this been added? I just tested on my home PC and it doesn't seem to - but I think it might be on my work PC.
I do most of my Window sizing stuff with Winsplit Revolution which is absoloutely mind blowingly good for shaping Windows exactly how you'd want it.

Think of the Windows 7 Winkey + Cursors - only 20x more powerful once you configure it properly.
So good!
Nov 4, 2012 (modified Nov 4, 2012)  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Snap while resizing hasn't been implemented yet, but it's still on our list :)
Nov 5, 2012  • #4
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S.ALT255
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Still not added, just to confirm?
Jun 4, 2013  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Not yet, but still on the list :)
Jun 4, 2013  • #6
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xMCNUGGETx
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Hopefully this isn't forgotten about. Add my vote for this feature :)
Nov 21, 2013  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Vote added :)
Nov 21, 2013  • #8
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S.ALT255
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Oh god I made this suggestion in 2011, I'd still like it though, definitely would be swish.
Nov 21, 2013  • #9
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BoffinBrain
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I'd like to add my vote to this suggestion too. It's the logical progression for the window snapping feature and I can only assume it's not yet implemented because of some technical difficulty.

I originally got a trial of DisplayFusion to get window snapping back after nVidia discontinued its nView software for consumer chips, which provided similar features in that regard. I don't think they have window snapping on resize either, but they do have the grid overlay which you can use to move and resize windows to fit any custom grid layouts.
Mar 24, 2014  • #10
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Sarris
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Guys;

I've been using a little free program called Gridy for years to set an adjustable invisible snap grid for window location and size.

Works like gang busters. Available here: http://sector-seven.net/software/gridy

Regards;

Sarris
Mar 24, 2014  • #11
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S.ALT255
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There you go Keith, just steal the source code for that?! :D

In all seriousness though - it's not as simple as a grid based thing, you might find the proprietary grid is 3 pixels too big for something you want to do, so things end up overlapping and infact you're stuck with something you can't make the right size because it keeps snapping back.

I use Winsplit Revolution which is amazing, it lets you set hot keys for windows.
I could go into a great detail on my configuration - but the long story short is it's kind of similar to how the Windows 7 "WIN + Cursor" keys work - only vastly more powerful.

If anyone grabs a copy of it let me know and I'll give you a copy of my Winsplit exported config file and some instructions on how to use it, I can't live without it now, it's amazing
(quick example, I can make an app on my monitor be full height and 66.6% wide across the screen with 3 presses of a button - then the window next to it is 33.3% wide (full height also) - making a perfect 2/3 and 1/3 split of an application)
Mar 24, 2014  • #12
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BoffinBrain
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And there I was thinking that Win+Left and Win+Right was pretty cool. After 10 minutes of playing, I think WinSplit Revolution is a keeper. Thanks, S.ALT255!
Mar 24, 2014  • #13
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S.ALT255
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Go into the options and backup (export) your existing settings, incase you don't like mine.
Then, import https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/99836/WinSplitSettings.export

My settings primarily focus on Window size and shapes.
I have 4 corners of shape change.

Basically just hold down the Windows key and instead of cursor up left right down etc, use the Windows key and use the numeric pad.
The important thing is multiple presses, so

Win, Num1, makes a particular height / width box. (bottom left corner)
Win, Num3, makes the same size box on the bottom right corner.

You can get different shapes from doing Win 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1, (it's a pattern that loops)
Eventually, as I have - you'll learn exactly how many presses to make boxes in the exact size and shape you want - I often split 4 open windows into a perfect cub very easily with that
(Win NumPad1, ALT Tab to next program, Win NumPad7, ALT TAB, Win Num9, ALT TAB, Win Num 3)

Hope this makes sense - I quite like my config (for obvious reasons)
Mar 24, 2014  • #14
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xMCNUGGETx
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you can get this functionality in display fusion by creating custom functions and hotkeys

They have move windows to bottom-left, bottom-right, top-left, and top-right, but you can also create custom function that moves and resizes to a certain size.
Mar 24, 2014 (modified Mar 24, 2014)  • #15
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S.ALT255
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I'd be very surprised if it's as powerful as Winsplit is, especially for the ease at which you can do this stuff.
Mar 24, 2014  • #16
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BoffinBrain
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I'd be very surprised if it's as powerful as Winsplit is, especially for the ease at which you can do this stuff.


I'm not sure exactly how often I'll be using all these wild new features, but in principle, I can definitely say that Winsplit, as a dedicated window manager, is far more flexible for making advanced window layouts, compared to DisplayFusion, which is limited to maximize, center, and all the 1/2 and 1/4 screen poses. Having the extra customization options to do things like 33/66% etc. is what might make this a keeper... as well as it being freeware, of course.

I looked at your config, and lo and behold, I had already implemented part of what you had - namely the extra 75% widths for left and right. Nifty. I've bound my keys to be Win+Numpad as well.
Mar 24, 2014 (modified Mar 24, 2014)  • #17
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S.ALT255
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I've found I really take to Win + NumPad 3 for example - because I'm a huge fan of maximised applications - I always have been! I hated dragging bloody windows around with a mouse.

Now I can take an app I'm really focused on, from full screen to 25% in the bottom left corner instantly - and then get the secondary app I need to be 50% on the right..
I use a proper traditional minimise far less now due to this.
Mar 24, 2014  • #18
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BoffinBrain
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Learning new things every day... Yes, as xMCNUGGETx said, you can create custom functions in DisplayFusion to move the window to any of the 9 locations and resize to percentages or pixel amounts. You can then assign them to keyboard shortcuts or even titlebar buttons. That's good! However, only one command per key, so not quite as awesome as Winsplit's cycling through options with a single chord.
Mar 24, 2014  • #19
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S.ALT255
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I'd be very surprised if it's as powerful as Winsplit is, especially for the ease at which you can do this stuff.


I'm not sure exactly how often I'll be using all these wild new features, but in principle, I can definitely say that Winsplit, as a dedicated window manager, is far more flexible for making advanced window layouts, compared to DisplayFusion, which is limited to maximize, center, and all the 1/2 and 1/4 screen poses. Having the extra customization options to do things like 33/66% etc. is what might make this a keeper... as well as it being freeware, of course.

I looked at your config, and lo and behold, I had already implemented part of what you had - namely the extra 75% widths for left and right. Nifty. I've bound my keys to be Win+Numpad as well.


Display fusion developers take note ^^^
I mean, Winsplit does the job but I worry it might disappear.
Welcome to try my config above to check it out
Jun 7, 2014  • #20
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We aren't working on this feature request at the moment, but when we do we'll definitely grab your config and get some more info from you :)

Thanks!
Jun 9, 2014  • #21
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S.ALT255
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A fresh bump for this feature (sorry)
Jul 7, 2014  • #22
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Haha, no worries. It's still open on our feature request list, so rest assured, it hasn't been forgotten :)
Jul 8, 2014  • #23
g00py's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Following this as well. The biggest productivity enhancement to multiple monitor users. I currently use ahk GridMove (the one currently in Github). I want to find an alternative that will allow middle mouse dragging to a grid.
Feb 20, 2015  • #24
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S.ALT255
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Was it ever added? I haven't hunted and pecked around the (very detailed) options menu in a long time.
Sep 3, 2015  • #25
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Sorry, it's not in DisplayFusion yet, but it's still on our list. :)
Sep 4, 2015  • #26
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S.ALT255
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Is this now in? I actually can't tell, it feels like it's doing it (in some instances, others not)
Jan 16, 2016  • #27
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Kamil Mackow
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Really missing this, I hate having to run yet another piece of software just to add this little bit of functionality :(
Jan 19, 2016  • #28
g00py's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Suggest two approaches be considered.

I use autohotkey with WindowPadX
https://github.com/hoppfrosch/WindowPadX

This windows plus number pad provides a solid way to resize, AND move windows from monitor to monitor.

The second is that the "grid" showing up for dividing windows into sections be allowed on nonminimized windows by allowing drag with middle mouse button or other chosen qualifier key. This is a great way to allow snapping, without having extra work.

I can provide a gif to show the process if you wish.
Jan 19, 2016  • #29
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Patrick Hurley1
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Logging a fresh vote for this feature. I think Bigfoot is the keeper of this list. Once we find him, it will get some traction.
Jun 5, 2017  • #30
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The list isn't lost! I've added your votes :)
Jun 5, 2017  • #31
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Evan Chandler
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I just bought Display Fusion and I agree. Window resize snapping really needs to be a thing.
Nov 30, 2017  • #32
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Jordan Groen
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Hello,

Is this still in development? I bought displayfusion today, hoping that I'd be able to improve the use of the standard Win + left/right functions in windows. It would be awesome if DisplayFusion could use these function but set customised window size. For example, I want to use Win + Left/Right to automatically split my windows to thirds rather than half monitor size while also retaining the up function which splits the window up or down. Also resize option in that resizing one window adjusts the size of the adjacent window would be incredible.

I hope to hear back! This functionality would make the app perfect! Using custom functions to split windows to 1/3s is not idea since it doesn't work with auto resizing and other split functionality.
Aug 5, 2018 (modified Aug 5, 2018)  • #33
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BoffinBrain
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For example, I want to use Win + Left/Right to automatically split my windows to thirds rather than half monitor size while also retaining the up function which splits the window up or down.


For the time being, you'll be able to make this happen by setting up some shortcut keys that execute custom commands to move/resize a window to a corner of the screen and set its size in %. Not quite as cool as dragging, but it'll work. You just make the custom command before assigning a key to it. No scripting necessary.

I usually use the Windows Key + numpad buttons to do window management since they don't conflict with anything else. For example, Win+Numpad4 moves a window to the left half, while Ctrl+Win+Numpad4 Moves it to the left and makes the width 66%.
Aug 5, 2018  • #34
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Jordan Groen
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That actually makes a lot of sense, I might try set that on my work PC. My current home laptop doesn't have a numpad.

I think having a proper windows snap integration would be better in the long run, but your work-around is very appreciated! Thanks!
Aug 5, 2018  • #35
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@BoffinbraiN: Thanks for the suggested solution!

@Jordan Groen: It's not really possible for us to take over the built-in Windows Aero Snap functionality, sorry.

I think this thread has split off into requests for different functionality as well. The original request was to have a window snap to another window when dragging it to resize. At any rate, the original request is still open on our list but I don't have an ETA, sorry :(
Aug 8, 2018  • #36
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BoffinBrain
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It's not really possible for us to take over the built-in Windows Aero Snap functionality, sorry.


I understand that might be impossible, but I have a suggestion for a workaround. If you cannot hook into resize-dragging, then perhaps you can listen for when the resize has finished. At that point, you can look to see if the window edges are close to a snap boundary and adjust the window position/dimensions to snap to those edges at that point.

For me, personally, I actually prefer my shortcut key solution these days because it's super fast.
Aug 9, 2018  • #37
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries, all suggestions and feedback are appreciated, and we will update this thread if/when we're able to implement any of these features.

Thanks!
Aug 10, 2018  • #38
NeedDevelopers' profile on WallpaperFusion.com
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We are planning to add this feature, hopefully for the next version after 3.4.1 :)

Thanks!




I guess you guys gave up on adding this feature.
Jun 17, 2019  • #39
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Not given up, but it is a lowish priority. I've added your vote and we will be sure to post an update if/when we implement it.

Thanks!
Jun 18, 2019  • #40
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whatyoumightcallit
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Not given up, but it is a lowish priority. I've added your vote and we will be sure to post an update if/when we implement it.

Thanks!


Good evening,

I'm commenting to vote for this feature suggestion!
It seems that there are multiple posts regarding this feature (some posts dating back more than a decade now, 2011), we would TRULY appreciate it if the team could make this update.

Thank you for all the hard work you guys do to make this amazing product.
7 days ago  • #41
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Vote added, thanks for the kind words!
6 days ago  • #42
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