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windows 8 snap using a non touch screen laptop

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 7

    windows 8 snap using a non touch screen laptop


    hi,
    I have been using windows 8 developer for a few days but can not get the snap feature to work at all. I place mouse over to the left and hold an app than release but than the app just shows full screen on its own.

    Please help

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  2. #2


    CT
    Posts : 33
    Windows 7 64x Enterprise


    Try dragging it a little past the edge of the screen and release. It should work. 8 Isnt so much of a "snap" as it is a "drag and place it there" thing.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by kira View Post
    Try dragging it a little past the edge of the screen and release. It should work. 8 Isnt so much of a "snap" as it is a "drag and place it there" thing.

    Yes tried that but it still switches to the program that I drag and place?
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  4. #4


    It's working for me, try reset and see.Click image for larger version

    EDIT: Place the mouse just above the address bar and drag to the left or right.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    It's working for me, try reset and see.Click image for larger version

    EDIT: Place the mouse just above the address bar and drag to the left or right.
    Finally managed to get it working, I changed the windows theme to a basic theme(Non Aero) and it works.
    My graphics are intel graphics media accelerator-mobile intel 945 express chipset.
    Although I can display 1280 x 800 aero themes the snap feature does not work, presumably an early bug in the windows 8 developer. thankyouClick image for larger version
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  6. #6


    CT
    Posts : 33
    Windows 7 64x Enterprise


    Cool! Good to hear it.
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  7. #7


    @damo,
    I am using the driver version 8.15.10.1930 from intel download center, can you check your version and if it's different, try this version.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 4
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    @damo,
    I am using the driver version 8.15.10.1930 from intel download center, can you check your version and if it's different, try this version.
    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Windows* 7(exe)

    Installs graphics driver version 15.12.75.4.1930 (8.15.10.1930) for the integrated graphics controller of Intel® chipsets for Windows 7.
    OS: Windows 7 Enterprise, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Windows 7 Enterprise, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows 7*, Windows 7, 32have

    The windows developer when installing did not install the graphics driver so I downloaded this from intel website, seems newer

    10/2/2009
    15.12.75.4.1930
    Latest
    Drivers
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  9. #9


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 developer preview


    Create Regitry Key
    Click image for larger version
    when you want use this function,you open some metro apps after you go back desktop and move mouse on left desktop,select snap
    Click image for larger version
    You can drag and drop...
    Click image for larger version
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2
    windows 8 pro


    hy i m using windows 8 pro i have tried regestry hacks and draging but stil i cant use the multi tasking
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