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windows 8 snap using a non touch screen laptop

  1. #11


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    what's your screen resolution? if it's under 1366x768, it's disabled. I'm not sure the registry hacks work anymore.

    here's metro snap in full effect:



    This is a mouse and keyboard demo. For some reason Camtasia was not tracking the mouse cursor properly.

    0:13 snapping the News app to the left side of the screen. You snap the app by dragging it to the side of the screen. Just like Aero snapping in Windows 7.
    0:20 loading the Xbox Music app.
    0:23 switching priority of the Metro apps. You can either drag the bar past the screen's halfway mark or you can double-click on the bar.
    0:33 switching back
    0:39 switching between the apps by clicking the upper left-hand corner.
    1:23 clicking on a read button will automatically give priority to the app.
    1:30 alt-tab method to switch between apps/programs. the smaller snapped Metro app stays while alt-tabbing will switch the main snapped portion.
    1:53 if you change the snapped metro app to being the primary app and the desktop app used to be the primary app, you'll see all the desktop apps in the secondary snapped view. then if you click on the desktop app, it'll become the primary snapped view (in this example, it was Firefox).
    2:01 clicking on a read button will automatically give priority to the app over the desktop app/program. if the desktop app was the primary app, it will be changed to the secondary snapped view and you'll see all the running desktop apps.
    2:23 using the win+tab method to switch metro apps (or if you're using a gesture or touch method, you swipe from left side of the screen rightward and then back to the left edge)
    2:39 terminating a metro app by dragging from the top edge of the screen downward (mouse or touch or gesture)
    2:47 switching between the apps by clicking the upper left-hand corner.
    2:57 using the win+tab method to switch metro apps
    2:59 alt-tab method to switch between apps/programs. the smaller snapped Metro app stays while alt-tabbing will switch the main snapped portion.
    3:06 switching metro app snapping priority by double-clicking on bar
    3:22 you can terminate either metro app by grabbing the top edge of the app and dragging downward.
    3:46 double-clicking on metro bar will give priority to the smaller metro app. if the bigger desktop was showing, it will get minimized and show the list of all desktop apps running.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2
    windows 8 pro


    is there any hack for windows 8 pro to enable snap in low resolution?
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    It's working for me, try reset and see.Attachment 1945

    EDIT: Place the mouse just above the address bar and drag to the left or right.
    Sorry to revive an old thread, but where did you get this theme/VS for Windows 8? This is nice!
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