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#1 absynthe  Icon User is offline

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Aero Snap

Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:44 PM

This works pretty good, I've been using it for a few days with no problems. Its the Aero Snap feature in Windows 7, but it works for XP and Vista plus its free.

This was one of the most intriquing features of Windows 7 that caught my interest. Anyone that develops tend to have multiple windows open so this is a lifesaver.

* Windows XP / Vista
* .Net Framework 2.0 or higher
* 500Mhz or faster CPU
* 10MB RAM free


AeroSnap Beta

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Re: Aero Snap

Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:51 PM

Well just downloading in a second so we will see what it is like :) Wait Out!
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Re: Aero Snap

Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:04 PM

Same thing is available for all our OS X users out there...

http://www.irradiate...ware.com/cinch/

Cheers
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Re: Aero Snap

Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:13 PM

I hardly ever use it. In fact, the one feature in Windows 7 that is just so incredibly awesome for me is the window docking.

If I have Notepad++ open on the left dock, and Firefox open on the right. Awesome.

Just try it, drag a window by the title bar to the side of the screen. :D
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Re: Aero Snap

Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:29 AM

Wow, you've gotta try Linux. You'd have a heart attack from what Compiz can do :)
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Re: Aero Snap

Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:38 AM

View Postabgorn, on 25 Jan, 2010 - 09:29 AM, said:

Wow, you've gotta try Linux. You'd have a heart attack from what Compiz can do :)


I was thinking the same thing. None of this is really all that new.
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Re: Aero Snap

Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:40 PM

it isnt new, but it is cool
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Re: Aero Snap

Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:37 PM

I've used Compiz (maybe not as extensively though), but most of the things I've seen are aesthetic things. They look incredible but do almost nothing to make my life easier on the PC.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:29 PM

You should check out tiling window managers like XMonad on Linux. And I believe even Metacity can do the docking thing.
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Re: Aero Snap

Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:24 PM

View Postabgorn, on 25 Jan, 2010 - 11:29 AM, said:

Wow, you've gotta try Linux. You'd have a heart attack from what Compiz can do :)



View Postpapuccino1, on 25 Jan, 2010 - 07:37 PM, said:

I've used Compiz (maybe not as extensively though), but most of the things I've seen are aesthetic things. They look incredible but do almost nothing to make my life easier on the PC.


True, Compiz just looks cool. The real magic is in the actual (not compositing) window manager.

View PostRaynes, on 25 Jan, 2010 - 08:29 PM, said:

You should check out tiling window managers like XMonad on Linux. And I believe even Metacity can do the docking thing.


I personally prefer awesome as a tiling window manager. Tiling window managers are the BEST for coding, in my opinion. Windows will never match up.
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Re: Aero Snap

Posted 26 January 2010 - 03:25 PM

View Postprogramble, on 26 Jan, 2010 - 01:24 PM, said:

View Postabgorn, on 25 Jan, 2010 - 11:29 AM, said:

Wow, you've gotta try Linux. You'd have a heart attack from what Compiz can do :)



View Postpapuccino1, on 25 Jan, 2010 - 07:37 PM, said:

I've used Compiz (maybe not as extensively though), but most of the things I've seen are aesthetic things. They look incredible but do almost nothing to make my life easier on the PC.


True, Compiz just looks cool. The real magic is in the actual (not compositing) window manager.

View PostRaynes, on 25 Jan, 2010 - 08:29 PM, said:

You should check out tiling window managers like XMonad on Linux. And I believe even Metacity can do the docking thing.


I personally prefer awesome as a tiling window manager. Tiling window managers are the BEST for coding, in my opinion. Windows will never match up.


Never used Awesome. I'll check it out. I used XMonad because it was rich in functionality and was written and configured in Haskell so it was familiar to me.
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Re: Aero Snap

Posted 26 January 2010 - 07:51 PM

I've been using PyTyle with XFCE. Seems to work pretty well for me cause it allows me to disable tiling when i don't want it. I'm also semi-familiar with python which was another reason i chose it.
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 07:56 PM

Your avatar creeps me the hell out.

Last night I was browsing alone at the house at flipping 4am and I see that friggin avatar. :x
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Re: Aero Snap

Posted 26 January 2010 - 07:59 PM

View Postpapuccino1, on 25 Jan, 2010 - 07:37 PM, said:

I've used Compiz (maybe not as extensively though), but most of the things I've seen are aesthetic things. They look incredible but do almost nothing to make my life easier on the PC.

I about died when I hit alt tab & it actually worked! I'm a long time BlackBox user. So I'm used to a Widow Manager that allows me to customize the shit out of my menu... & very little else.
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Re: Aero Snap

Posted 27 January 2010 - 02:18 PM

View PostRaynes, on 26 Jan, 2010 - 04:25 PM, said:

Never used Awesome. I'll check it out. I used XMonad because it was rich in functionality and was written and configured in Haskell so it was familiar to me.


Awesome is configured in Lua. Even though I'm not familiar with Lua, I find it very easy to configure, easy to get the hang of.

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View Postpapuccino1, on 25 Jan, 2010 - 07:37 PM, said:

I've used Compiz (maybe not as extensively though), but most of the things I've seen are aesthetic things. They look incredible but do almost nothing to make my life easier on the PC.

I about died when I hit alt tab & it actually worked! I'm a long time BlackBox user. So I'm used to a Widow Manager that allows me to customize the shit out of my menu... & very little else.


Are you saying that Blackbox doesn't have alt+tab??? Doesn't EVERY window manager have alt+tab (or at least something similar on a different key)?

PS. I'm a Openbox user, which was originally a fork of Blackbox, but has since been re-written.

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