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How to tile windows like in Win 7 Task Manager? (tile horizontally/vertically)

catalogue

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How do you tile windows like in Win 7 where you could select any open programs in Task Manager > right-click > Tile Horizontally, or Tile Vertically?

Dragging each window to the side of the screen to resize it to half-size isn't an option because (1) when that's switched on windows are constantly getting resized when I don't want them to because I move windows to the top or side many times a day and don't want them resized (2) even if I wanted to use it, it's buggy and sometimes doesn't work; (3)you can't choose horizontal or vertical; (4) only resizes to half-screen and not usable for more than two windows.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire V11
    CPU
    Intel Pentium N3530
    Memory
    4 GB

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
I always install the "Classic Shell" when I first set up Windows 8.1.
After the install, you (I) can go into Settings, and specify how you want to view Windows.
By carefully going through all the available 'Settings' I can get Windows 8.1 to look and act just like my old favorite Windows 7. What's not to like.

For years, I thought I'd die, with Windows 7 still running on all my PC's.
Then one day, when Win-7 was just being more troublesome than usual, on my Main PC, I tried Windows 8.1/Pro/64, and I found out what a real sweetheart it really is. Now I run Windows 8.1/Pro on every one of my PC's. (even my old Acer One Netbook that came with Windows XP on it. Windows 8.1 installed and is running on that tiny little PC, like a champ.)

Cheers Mates
TM :cool:
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64
I would like to more to 8.1 as you describe your System running under.
Should I create a Clone and try and upgrade to 8.1 on it or just use my non Cloned system to upgrade.
Once upgraded, can / will you help me get to your Classic Shell version running like Windows 7?

Mike Lynch
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows-7 64-Bit Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Elite 8300 CMT
    CPU
    3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-3770
    Motherboard
    Whatever HP uses
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    On mother board
    Sound Card
    On mother board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    WD Black 6TB
    PSU
    Whatever HP uses
    Case
    Whatever HP uses
    Cooling
    Whatever HP uses
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    Spectrum, varies up to 100MB
    Browser
    IE-11 and MS Edge
    Antivirus
    MSE + WebRoot
    Other Info
    Nothing exotic, essentially just generic HP PC

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
Mike, I see you're in Florida, but, , , it's a very long state. ???
If you were anywhere withing driving distance of Ocala, I'd just say bring that PC on down here and together we could install Windows 8.1 for you, after backing up all your data.
It's a thought anyway. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64
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