With Windows 7, Microsoft introduced three new Aero features: Aero Snap, Aero Peek, and Aero Shake. While Peek lets you peek through the desktop by clicking the small button located on the extreme right side of the taskbar or by pressing Alt + Space keys, Aero Share lets you quickly minimize all open windows except the one that you are shaking.
Aero Snap, probably the most useful of the three, available in the latest version of Windows. Aero Snap feature lets you quickly minimize/maximize a window, or arrange windows side by side. One can use Windows + arrow keys to use Aero Snap feature in Windows 7.
To snap a focused window to the left of the screen, use Windows + left arrow and use Windows + right arrow to snap a window to the right of the screen. If you like Aero Snap feature and want to enhance this feature, you can try out a free tool named FreeSnap.
FreeSnap is a handy tool for Windows 7 to add some additional snap features. One can also install this tool in Windows XP and Vista operating system to get Windows 7’s Aero Snap feature.
The tool adds some excellent features to your Windows 7, Vista and XP. First, you can resize a window to a specific dimension (640 x 480, 800 x600, 1024 x768, 1152 x 864, 1280 x 1024) by using Windows + Plus/Minus keys. Other than that, you can center the window on the screen by pressing “5” key on the numeric key pad.
The Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down keys move a window to the corresponding corner of the screen without resizing the window. The list is really huge! We recommend you install it and take the Windows Snap experience to the next level. Check out the above mentioned keyboard shortcuts to make most out of this free tool.