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I'm looking for a tool to arrange windows on Windows. On macOS I'm satisfied with Spectable https://github.com/eczarny/spectacle.

I remember I used Sizer on Windows 7 (http://www.brianapps.net/sizer4/) but these days I'm using Windows 10.

The thing I miss the most is the snap to other windows or snap to the borders/corners.

Any recomendation?

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No need for any 3rd party tools. There are already built-in shortcuts to snap or move windows

Shortcuts available since Windows 7:

  • Snap to left/right: Windows+Left/Right
  • Move window to the left/right monitor: Windows+Shift+Left/Right

New shortcuts since Windows 10:

  • Snap to top/bottom left: Windows+Left, then Up/Down
  • Snap to top/bottom right: Windows+Right, then Up/Down
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Check out Microsoft PowerToys. It is several tools combined in one application. With FancyZones, you could set zones and arrange your desktop to your liking.

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My personal favorite is WindowGrid.

I too used the original sizer, and a few years ago I found it's updated sibling Sizer4, and the search eventually landed me with WindowGrid.

It splits the screen to a predefined grid, and then with a simple mouse gesture (while dragging the title bar, right-click the mouse, drag, then release) you can place the window very quickly and very easily.

WindowGrid Demonstration - Animated GIF

If that doesn't suite your fancy, there are a few other solutions out there that might be of interest:

  • As mentioned by modlin - Microsoft PowerToys has FancyZones which is pretty awesome.
  • If you want cutting-edge, check out the Windows 11 preview, it has a new feature the call Snap, which will make the maximize button do some screen positioning magic - this one feels closely tied to above mentioned FancyZones.
  • AltDrag
  • Preme for Windows - I actually use this alongside WindowGrid, for it's other features.

** While WindowGrid and Preme havn't been updated in years, I've been using these for a long time on Windows 10 and Windows Server environments, and had no issues with them. Hope they are still useful when you (and any other reader) reads this.

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  • Wondering which one is closer to macOS Spectable?
    – KcFnMi
    Oct 1 '21 at 11:41
  • In your post, if you list the specific features you're looking it to mimic, I might be able to help. Never used a Mac (other then helping out friends)
    – Lockszmith
    Oct 1 '21 at 14:12

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