Released February, 2006
The Pros:Free software. Easy-to-remember numpad shortcuts. Fairly small application footprint.
The Cons:When sending a window to other desktop it should be mirrored, a window on the left of the left monitor should move to the right of the right monitor. Doesn't work with all programs or display configurations. Can't define custom window regions.
Winsplit Revolution is a small, free application for Windows operating systems designed to help position and organize the user's windows with the use of keyboard shortcuts. The application is useful efficiently managing windows on computers with large, or multiple LCD displays with quite a bit of screen real estate.
Winsplit revolution works by dividing the monitor up into predefined regions (quadrants, halves, thirds, etc.) and the user can send a window to any region (or another display) with a user-defined keyboard shortcut. The default settings use the numeric keypad to be isomorphic to the associated window location. For example, "CTL+ALT+9" sends the current window to the "upper-right" quadrant, and "CTL-ALT+4" will send the window to the "left-half" of the display. Winsplit Revolution is available as a free download and is licensed under a Creative Commons license. The current version is v9.02, as of February 27th, 2009, with the first release v1.0 first available on February 5, 2006.
Example keyboard shortcuts
- CTL+ALT+numpad: sends windows to the equivalent quadrant or half
- pressing the combination multiple times resizes the window width from 2/3, 1/2, 1/3 of the display size
- CTL+ALT+0: memorizes the position of the current application for future instances
- CTL+ALT+left/right: sends the window to the left/right display
- CTL+ALT+M: Mosaic
- CTL+ALT+F: Windows Fusion
- CTL+ALT+C: Close all windows
- CTL+ALT+Page Down/Page Up: minimize/restore window
With the June 5th, 2008 release of Winsplit revolution, the application will begin using the Ubuntu-like convention of vYEAR.MONTH version number scheme. Previous versions were given version numbers in a more traditional vX.Y format with the last release being v1.9 in that format.
The new version most notably has implemented two features: 1) a custom layout manager, and 2) the Drag'n'Go feature. The layout manager allows the user to define custom regions rather than relying on the built-in regions, whereas the Drag'n'Go feature allows users to use the mouse in conjuction with the CTL+ALT keys to drag a window into a defined region. This feature is the basic premise of GridMove.
v9.02 was released on February 27th, 2009 and included several new features and bug fixes, and notable now supports resizing of Google Chrome, that up until this release did not get resized properly.
User Reviews (7)
Easy-to-remember numpad shortcuts
Fairly small application footprint
Pressing numpad shortcuts cycles between 2/3, 1/2, 1/3 window widths
Very efficiently manage windows on large/multiple displays
Define custom regions as of 8.06
works with Google Chrome as of v9.02
When sending a window to other desktop it should be mirrored, a window on the left of the left monitor should move to the right of the right monitor
doesn't work with all programs or display configurations
Can't define custom window regions
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