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How to get "Snap" to operate on a low res monitor

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    How to get "Snap" to operate on a low res monitor

    Windows 8 has a very nice feature called "Snap", where you can have either two Metro apps or one Metro app and a "legacy" app sharing the screen. In order to use this feature, you have to have a screen resolution of at least 1366x768. My monitor maxes out at 1280x1024, so I apparently cannot use it. However, I read recently about a program called Windows 8 Snap Enabler that apparently does a registry hack to allow the snap feature to operate on screen resolutions lower than the required one. Here is the web page of the developer of this app:

    Force Windows 8 to Enable Snap Feature In Any Screen Res. - Learn With Nirab

    I tried the registry hack on my dual boot of the Consumer Preview, and it doesn't work! I then found other web pages about this program, where several users added comments to the page verifying that the hack, apparently originated for the Developer's Preview of Windows 8, does not work on the latest Consumer Preview:

    Enable Windows 8 Snap Feature And How To Snap Metro Application

    Does anyone know of some way of getting Snap to work on a low res monitor? (Incidentally, I have entered a comment on the learnwithnirab page asking the developer if he is working on a version that will work with the Consumer Preview.

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    Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)

    My Res is 1366*768.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papin97 View Post
    My Res is 1366*768.
    And ... this helps the original poster how???
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    There is no way to enable the old DP hack. The reason has something to do with MS interface guidelines for Metro-Apps.

    The minium screen resolution for metro apps is 1024 x 768 pixel (an app developer need to be trust on this value).

    The 1366 x 768 resultion was choosen, because the docked app has a with of 320 pixel - and the main app windows still may use 1024 pixel with.
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