Aug 3 2008

Show your Windows Side by Side in Vista

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Are you tired of resizing and dragging windows around so you can see them both at the same time, well here’s a quick tip that will quickly resize and display your windows side by side.

Hold down the control key and select two or more windows on the task bar, depending on how big your monitor is. Right click and select “Show Windows Side by Side“. You’ll now have the two windows perfectly sized sitting next to each other.

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    1. Jake said:

      The reason I googled this is because I’ve known how to do it for years, but it somehow doesn’t work now that I’m using Vista.

      The options to show stacked or side by side are grayed out.

      January 6th, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    2. Patrick said:

      Actually the reason I googled this is for the same thing. I’m able to view most windows side by side, but when I try to view an office document and an IE window it is greyed out. Whats up with that?

      November 3rd, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    3. Sissel said:

      I’m trying to show a word doc and an Internet expl side at the same time. This must be possible – but what to do??

      November 16th, 2009 at 9:50 am
    4. Oto Kiralama said:

      Thank you information..

      June 17th, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    5. Neil Moitra said:

      I am trying to show 2 excel windows of the same document. But when I follow instruction the side by side is greyed out

      January 16th, 2013 at 1:48 pm
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    7. Eugene said:

      Thank you!

      February 25th, 2016 at 12:44 am

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