WindowSizer, the tiling window manager for Microsoft Windows, now allows you to create multiple tiled layouts and switch among them. Think of it as “Alt-Tabbing” through groups of windows at a time. The just released 1.4 version also has a command to quickly tile the last two, three, or four windows you were working with. Use WindowSizer through its right-click menu or keyboard shortcuts.
WindowSizer now supports virtual workspaces
Submitted by David Ross 2004-10-11 Windows 13 Comments
WindowSizer, the tiling window manager for Microsoft Windows, now allows you to create multiple tiled layouts and switch among them. Think of it as “Alt-Tabbing” through groups of windows at a time.
Think of it as “Alt-arrowing” through virtual desktops. Oh, wait…
I don’t remember the name of it, but the last time I was looking for a decent virtual desktop app for Windows, I came across another app that did much the same thing.
It would give you a “giant” Windows based desktop, and then divide that into quadrants that were your different desktops. So rather than flip between totally independant desktops via the pager, you simply repositioned your focus on the one desktop.
It was a neat concept, I thought, but I still went for the virtual desktop. I couldn’t come up with a good use for the giant desktop that wasn’t achievable with the standard virtual desktop app.
I have not actually tried the program yet, but judging from the tour on the website, it seems like an interesting concept.
I’ve tried a couple of window managers for Windows, including a fancy one that had them disappear into a 3d-ish background mode when inactive. All of them were mostly useless and more annoying than anything else.
This however, seems to have promise. I’ll give it a go when I find the time to learn the program.
1) Microsoft has nothing to do with it.
2) Nobody said it was an innovation.
I like it. I wouldn’t use it, I prefer virtual desktops or sheets, but I like the concept. Wish them well!
Still not Expose’.
this is not a comparison to a mac it wasnt made by micorsoft get off it buckley
I don’t understand why OSNews reports news on this software continously 🙂
I think 20 bucks is too much for a software like this… and it’s rather funny that on Features page of WindowSizer website there is an advertisement of a 17″ monitor. It’s amazing. lol Isn’t there enough money from the program?
There are other (freeware) softwares those could be a hardcoded feature of any OS for a long time now. They are really more interesting and OSNews doesn’t report them (like WinMover or Expire).
Oh, i forgot: maybe it’s a paid advertisement. Then excuse me.
You certainly noticed this was submitted to OSNews. So, instead of a stupid rant and suppositions of corruption, why don’t you submit news of your darling projects?
for those looking for something interesting, try WinPLOSION:
its similar to expose on the mac (but much faster on the PC, irony…) and works much better than whatitsname.
lol, are you David Ross?
I submitted news of “my darling projects” but they didn’t published them. I don’t know why.
Well then, you have the right to rant. My apologies.
Instead of paying 20 bucks for this i suggest everybody check out VirtualDimension, I first heard about it in a thread here and i’m totaly hooked.
It’s not grouping or tiling windows but it’s free and works great.
excellent tip. I have been looking for something like this for a long time. very small download too! virtual desktops is one feature I really liked about the nix desktop managers. now I can be more productive using windows at work!