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Suggestion - Snapit-like behavior

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Frank Fletcher99531
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I am currently evaluating several window and monitor managers. I almost wrote off DisplayFusion early on, because it lacked a lot of useful features that a combination of Snapit and AquaSnap gave me.

As an example, creating splits in DisplayFusion is not particularly intuitive. In other apps like Snapit, one can just grab the edge and drag it wherever they want it to go. Both virtual screens resize accordingly. That's a very different paradigm than entering numbers for "Left" and "Width".

Another example is the ease in which one can drag an application on to a spanning window - meaning it spans across 2 or even 3 virtual windows.

But the biggest item on my wishlist is the hotkey-drag-and-drop behavior in Snapit. I don't know if it's feasible to add this, but it's definitely a winner for me.

the 3 things I love most about DisplayFusion are:

1. The virtual monitor paradigm. I like hitting maximize and having the window restricted to the size of the virtual screen.
2. The customizability
3. This is THE winner for me: binding hotkeys to Window Position Profiles. Wow!

In any case, I just wanted to throw out some suggestions. I really can't afford to purchase all these apps which do similar things, so my preference would be for DisplayFusion (being the most fully-featured utility) to incorporate some of the really good ideas of the other apps.

Thanks!
Aug 27, 2020  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks for the feedback and the kind words! I've added your request for simpler setup of the splits to our list for future consideration.

For sizing a window to span specific splits, there is a way you can do this by creating Custom Functions that you can run via hotkey or titlebar button. Is that something that would interest you?

Regarding the hotkey-drag-drop that SnapIt has, I'm not sure how that works. Would you be able to provide more details?

Thanks!
Aug 28, 2020  • #2
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Frank Fletcher99531
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For sizing a window to span specific splits, there is a way you can do this by creating Custom Functions that you can run via hotkey or titlebar button. Is that something that would interest you?

Regarding the hotkey-drag-drop that SnapIt has, I'm not sure how that works. Would you be able to provide more details?

Thanks!


Yes, I'm interested. I'll try and figure that out tonight. In the meantime, here is a video I made of using Snapit. I think the interface is particularly easy to use. I'll make another video later of how to edit the splits in Snapit since that, also is very intuitive.

Thanks for the response here.
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Aug 29, 2020  • #3
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Frank Fletcher99531
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For sizing a window to span specific splits, there is a way you can do this by creating Custom Functions that you can run via hotkey or titlebar button. Is that something that would interest you?


Now that you said it was possible, I was able to figure this out. Thank you.
Aug 29, 2020  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! So if I'm understanding that video correctly, what's happening is you drag a window anywhere on the screen, and when you release the mouse, then it shows that overlay that lets you choose which split to put the window in?
Sep 1, 2020  • #5
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Frank Fletcher99531
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Thanks! So if I'm understanding that video correctly, what's happening is you drag a window anywhere on the screen, and when you release the mouse, then it shows that overlay that lets you choose which split to put the window in?


Yes, but more importantly there are the spanning targets. The application will automatically span screens. The screen itself will shade such that you can see where the application will go when you drop it (spanning or not spanning). This makes for a very flexible arrangement and for me, superior to having to change layouts all the time.
Sep 4, 2020  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, thanks! We'll add this to our suggestion list, and if we're able to implement a change like that in a future update, we'll be sure to let you know!
Sep 4, 2020  • #7
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