Windows Snap: How To Display Windows Across Multiple Monitors in Windows 7

Windows Aero Snap

Here’s how to use Windows Snap in Windows 7 to display your data across multiple monitors. Works with the Windows 8 Developer’s Preview, too.

Snap is a great feature in Windows 7 –and the Windows 8 Developer Preview. Using it to display windows across multiple monitors is, well, a snap. Here’s how

Snap isn’t a program you run. Rather, it’s a shortcut that kicks in automatically. Most people engage it by dragging a window to the left or right side of the screen. But what if you have multiple monitors? That means you’ll have to use the keyboard.

First, locate the Windows key on your keyboard and the left and right arrows.

Press the Windows key and the right arrow. The current window will split the screen and cleanly stick to the right side of the current monitor.

Windows Aero Snap

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