Here's the common scenario:
- You are working in a full screen application.
- Then you open a text editor to write a note or edit a text document.
- You need to reference some of the information in the full screen application, so you move the text editor window down.
- But now the text editor is half on the window, and half off, making it harder to use (scroll bars are half hidden, status bar is hidden, and if you perform a find operation in it, the result may be on the section off the screen).
What you really wanted to do was resize the text editor window, but given that it's 10 times easier to move a window than resize it, you chose to move it. Yes, you could make window edges 10 times bigger, but that wastes too much valuable screen space.
The other problem with resizing a window is that it's a bit of a hassle, each time, to get the window back to the size it was before you resized it (especially for applications where the exact size is important).
Is there a Windows tool to help with this?
Here's what I'm thinking, but I'm open to all solutions:
- A utility that resizes windows automatically as they are being moved off the screen... and then automatically resizes them to the previous size as they are dragged back into the visible area.
Gratis tools are preferred, but all will be considered. Open-source is a always a bonus, but not required.