Solved Why does the Side by side comand not work in Windows 10

Intel / D865glc
October 2, 2015 at 19:00:22
Specs: Windows 7, i7, 4 gig RAM
Windows 10 will not show windows side by side

Hi all.

In Windows 7 when I had 2 panels open and I wanted to display them side by side, I would go down to the task bar right click and select "display side by side"

Now after upgrading to windows 10 Pro when I do this I find that the panels are stacked one on top of another contrary to the instruction.

I then experimented with "stack windows on top of each other", and in fact that is what it does.

So now my problem is that Windows 10 will not display panels side by side when that function is selected.

Any idea?
Regards

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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October 3, 2015 at 07:51:39
This might be of interest / use:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...

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#1
October 2, 2015 at 19:36:31
Window Snapping
http://www.howtogeek.com/198122/32-...
Windows 10 offers improved support for Snap — known as “Aero Snap” on Windows 7. You can now snap windows vertically — one on top of each other, instead of side-by-side — or snap windows to a 2×2 grid.

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#2
October 2, 2015 at 21:03:33
Hi there.

That is not what I want.

I want windows to snap "side by side" when I right click and select that function from the task bar.

Regards

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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#3
October 2, 2015 at 23:21:30
If you look at the little icon in the task bar it indicates "stacked" windows. If yo have 2 windows open for example and you click the icon it will show the 2 windows as small squares. Click one of the windows and drag it to the side and it will occupy half the screen, click a second one and it will snap to the other side automatically. You can have as many "mini" windows open as you need. Every time you click the icon you will go back to the amount of windows you have open and you can snap them as you like

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#4
October 3, 2015 at 02:24:43
Hi Ewen.

I see no little icons in the task bar that you refer to, but take heart, it is probably due to my blundering through some setting or other, I can not remember but I have managed to turn off the snap function.

I can now manually drag and resize any window to my liking and the window stays there as does the size that I have created.

I am happy with this small inconvenience.

Thanks for the input.

Regards

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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#5
October 3, 2015 at 07:51:39
✔ Best Answer
This might be of interest / use:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...

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#6
October 3, 2015 at 08:45:15
Derek - I think you might have overlooked something - Take another look at what Johnw suggested in Post 2 and the OP response to it in Post 3. BTW how is the W10 upgrade on your laptop progressing?

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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#7
October 3, 2015 at 11:14:38
Aha, response #1 -v- #2. Yeah, it does look a bit like "same meat different gravy".

Laptop doing fine - had to sort a few fiddly things but not a lot really. Things have improved since the old days when doing an upgrade rather than a clean install often lead to disasters. Am leaving netbook re-try for another time.

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#8
October 3, 2015 at 11:55:38
same meat different gravy
Cool proverb for same thing presented differently

You absolutely certain your netbook will survive the upgrade too?

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#9
October 3, 2015 at 12:46:04
Netbook already failed miserably once - that's the one I have some ideas about when I try again (eventually). Laptop is fine.

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#10
October 4, 2015 at 01:13:53
"This might be of interest / use"
Good info Derek, but it doesn't cover side by side.

My link says > one on top of each other, instead of side-by-side.
That doesn't make sense to me, because it still shows on a right click.
http://i.imgur.com/Fp9vZef.gif

The OP's other post, users cannot get it to work either, but davehc Microsoft MVP, says the action is deliberate.
http://www.windows10forums.com/thre...


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#11
October 5, 2015 at 10:41:22
Maybe it's a case of waiting and hoping for some Windows update sometime then.

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