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altdrag

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What is altdrag?

AltDrag allows you to move and resize windows much easier. When you have it running you can simply hold down the Alt key and then use your mouse to drag any window, and it doesn't matter where in the window you click. This is especially useful in netbooks, with respect to the small screen and touchpad. It simply allows you to do more with less mouse movements.

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  1.  Portablealtdrag can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

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  • Developed byStefan Sundin
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.8
  • Alternatives79 alternatives listed

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  • English

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bananachicken
  
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I did an exhaustive search of free mouse based window management utilities that would make my life easier managing all my windows on a triple 1920 x 1080 screen layout with the flexibility i need over & above simple grid based window managers that lack the flexibility i need.

Alt Drag has

magnetic edge snapping - so i don't have to micro manage window size & layout

Window move and snap - Use the alt key and drag to move window and snap or resize window edge and snap (top, bottom, corners, right left)

Configuration I can blacklist windows, processes that i don't want AltDrag to effect, I can "snaplist" i.e. whitelist problematic windows to use altdrag functions. Many other mouse & keyboard hook options to configure to your workflow.

Notes This is still a bit buggy and can crash badly with 100% cpu but the benefits far outweigh the occasional crash. I hope the developer can do a bit more about this, but i guess it depends on donations!

I use in conjuction with wizmouse as this performs better than using altdrag for inactive window mouse wheel scroll. I also use niftywindows so i can do a simple right mouse click to drag an entire window. Warning this combination can be quite buggy (costs/benefits) so i disable all mouse hooks (in niftywindows) except right click. I wish Alt drag had this capability without using keyboard combo! But niftywindows has many options (just no snapping!!)

Notable programs i've tried (main ones) that have a subset of features:

Gridy:Good but not as flexible, like the grid snap capability

Taekwindow: OK, but need to use keyboard & mouse combo, no snapping

Allsnap: OK but buggy, need to run both 32 & 64 bit tray apps (and as admin), not as flexible

Pistachio: Works but very very buggy - last resort

Others: Winsplit, Divvy, PowerResizer, Windy, Chameleon Manager, Resizer

Notable Mentions: These are paid and are good alternatives Actual Window Manager, NTWind WindowSpace

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SiNevesh
  
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I've always wanted an application that allowed better window snapping but never knew it existed. Fantastic.

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hced
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TIPS: There an even better (in my opinion) fork of this app called AltSnap. You can read about it here on Alternativeto and grab it on GitHub.

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Guest
  
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Small, responsible, customizeble.

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corstar
  
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If you have come from the tux community and miss the intuitive windows management and placement, then AltDrag is for you.

It is a high priority for me to install this on any new system.

Dead easy to use; Alt+right click to resize and Alt+left click to move. Can't be any easier.

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edadou
  
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Very easy to use with a mouse. It was an alternative to "spectacle" but it gives a much similar feel to Ubuntu's resizing mechanism with more. I like it. I've only used it for 15 minutes so far but i'm impressed. Now I just gotta get used to the learning curve required to make this instinct. Free software is always good!

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Tags

  • scroll-windows
  • alt-drag
  • resize-windows
  • Window Manager
  • move-windows

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