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Windows 7′s Snap feature lets you arrange your open windows side-by-side simply by dragging them to the edge of your screen. This greatly enhances the ease of working with multiple documents. Today’s Quick Tip shows the shortcut method for those who are using XP or Vista. This window arranging (or “stacking”) is called “tiling”.

First, hold down the Ctrl key. Then click on the tabs in your Taskbar for the windows you want to arrange and work with. (In this screenshot, I have ‘select’-ed Firefox and Word.)

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Now right-click on a blank area of the Taskbar, and a context menu window will open.

XP: choose “Tile Vertically“.
Vista: choose “Show Windows Side by Side“.

That’s it. When you are done, and want to return to normal, right-click a blank part of the Taskbar and choose Undo. (Or, drag and resize manually with your cursor.)

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Today’s quotable quote:If a man does his best, what else is there?” ~ George S. Patton

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September 27, 2011 - Posted by | advice, computers, Google, how to, News, tech, Vista, Windows, Windows 7, XP | , , , , ,


  1. Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!


    Comment by Royce Sitkiewicz | September 29, 2011 | Reply

    • Royce Sitkiewicz,
      Thank you for taking the time to let me know you found my writings helpful.


      Comment by techpaul | September 29, 2011 | Reply

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