Quickly Move Open Window On Dual Monitor In Windows 7 Without Using Any Software

by Rohit Khurana on November 23, 2010

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Windows 7 is so far the most impressive of the Windows Operating systems which I have used (I have used OS staring from Windows 3.1 to Windows 7) over the years. I have recently added another monitor to my Windows 7 Desktop, so I now have a dual monitor extended display setup at my office PC. I run Windows 7 and today I would like to shave a very simple but very useful productivity tips for people like me who use a dual monitor setup for professional use.

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Most people who use dual monitor setup usually stack up more than one windows side by side when they are working, this helps to read or write information from multiple sources on screen without the need to minimize one window to look at the other. It helps to increase the productivity and save time. In this article, I will show you a in-built Windows 7 functionality which works with dual monitor for placing Opened applications at fixed locations on scree.

Cutting the long story short, below screenshot of my screen shows a notepad window somewhere in the middle of the left hand side monitor. To move this notepad window quickly over these two monitors, there is a very easy Keyboard shortcut. Just press the Window Key on your keyboard along with the arrow key.

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  • Press Window Key + Left arrow to move the Window to the left half of the screen

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  • Press Window Key + Right arrow to move the Window to the Right half of the screen

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  • Press Window Key + Right arrow key twice to move the Window to the right side screen

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  • Press Window Key + Right arrow key thrice to move the Window to the middle of right hand side screen

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  • Press Window Key + Right arrow key four times to move the Window to the right side of right hand side screen

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You can try more moves by using left arrow key along with the Windows Key. I f you press down arrow key, it will minimize the window. It’s a very productive way of placing up to four windows side by side in Windows 7 when you have to read from or write to four different apps at the same time. Give it a try and I am sure you will love it. This is an in built functionality of Windows 7 and you don’t need to install any software to use this feature.

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