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WinSplit Revolution

By WinSplit Revolution Free Editors' Rating has removed the direct-download link and offers this page for informational purposes only.

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Editors' Review Staff Jun 12, 2011

The spread of wide-screen monitors has prompted renewed interest in programs that manage open windows on the desktop. WinSplit Revolution is just such a program. It's freeware that lets users quickly snap windows into a variety of sizes and positions using hot keys or a tiny number-pad-like "virtual numpad." While it's great for wide-screen LCDs, it works on any monitor.

WinSplit Revolution's installer let us choose regular or portable installation options. We chose the regular option, which lets you run the program at startup. The portable version can be installed on a USB drive and removed cleanly. WinSplit opened with its tiny, translucent number pad interface, which has eight directional arrows around a central button. We started with the arrow pointing to the upper right corner of the desktop. Clicking it reduced the size of the top open window and moved it to that corner. Clicking the next button clockwise moved the window to the right-hand side of the screen, reducing it to a tall and narrow format. We followed the arrows around the number pad, and our window moved around the desktop with it. Clicking the central button maximized our window. We could still see the semi-opaque number pad, but it didn't obscure much of the view. During the setup, the program noted a hot key conflict that we had to resolve in order to use all of WinSplit's hot keys, which duplicate the number pad's functions. Right-clicking the program's system tray icon let us access and quickly edit the hot-key settings. The Layout settings included a small version of the desktop for configuring the size and placement of windows. The tabbed Options dialog let us choose a language, import and export settings, configure the virtual number pad, enable the Drag'N'Go feature, and other settings.

With a little tinkering, it's possible to set up WinSplit Revoution to quickly move windows all over the desktop to preselected positions with a few keystrokes or mouse clicks. The Web-based Help file does a fine job of explaining how it's done, too.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 11.04

Version 11.04 includes the improvement in the installer and uninstaller language and bug fix in the update or uninstall process fails because of a dll file that can't be replaced.


Release April 13, 2011
Date Added April 12, 2011
Version 11.04

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

WinSplit Revolution is a small utility which allows you to easily organize your open windows. WinSplit Revolution is especially useful for high-end LCD screens with high resolutions because it helps you to efficiently manage many active windows. For example WinSplit is useful for owners of the Dell 2407FPW monitor. WinSplit Revolution saves you from having to drag and drop windows by allowing you to snap windows into specific tiled configurations using simple keyboard hotkeys. WinSplit Revolution features automated window handling, process association, global hotkeys and clickable virtual numpad, automatic startup, automatic update, moving a window with mouse, hotkey configure, layout configure, fusion between two windows, minimize or restore by hotkey, and mosaic mode.