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Friday, February 18, 2005

Big pile of Windows

Somehow I keep leaving so many windows open while working that it becomes a task just to navigate and find the one I'm looking for. Does anyone else hit this? Are there any tricks or tools that can help?

4 Comments:

Ben Poole said...

Exposé on the Mac handles this splendidly; there are a number of Windows knock-offs of this, one of which used to bcalled Winsposé I believe (catchy eh?)

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Julian Robichaux said...

You could try the "Virtual Desktop" Powertoy ( http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx ). That'll give you 4 desktops to spread your windows across.

I played around with it for a while and it seemed useful, but I eventually lost interest...

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Bill Kron said...

The Alt-Tab Replacement utility (from Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP) allows you to preview the program you're alt-tabbing to. It also lets you mouse click on the program you want to switch to, rather than needing to tab all the way there. Simple, but useful.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

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Anonymous said...

Let's attack this problem at the source -- how about some of that sweet, hot multiple monitor action?

In a world where quality 19" LCDs are three hundred bucks, no developer worth his or her salt should ever, EVER be stuck on a single monitor.

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000217.html

Jeff

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