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WinSplit Revolution for Windows

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Key Details of WinSplit Revolution

  • Organize your open windows by tiling, resizing, and positioning them.
  • Last updated on 2/29/2024
  • There have been 4 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

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.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
April 12, 2011
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
11.04
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
48,289
Downloads Last Week
0

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User Reviews

4.3/5

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Developer's Description

Organize your open windows by tiling, resizing, and positioning them.
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.