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Desktop Divider: Use Cases
The Desktop Divider feature has been introduced in the latest versions of Actual Window Manager and Actual Multiple Monitors. This feature allows dividing the desktop area into an arbitrary set of independent non-intersecting tiles. If you put a window into one of such tiles, the window will expand up to tile’s borders only. Desktop Divider is very useful and convenient feature. Let’s observe some examples of how to use it smartly.Back to top
Desktop Divider is a very good choice for programmers. It allows allocating all required windows on the desktop literally in a few clicks.
Create a specific layout for working desktop and get the opportunity of quick allocating of windows. For example, you can place the main window of Visual Studio on the primary monitor, and tools, tutorials and etc. on the secondary one.
Desktop Divider can be useful for designers as well as for programmers. You can place the main window of Adobe Photoshop or Adobe After Effects, for example, on the primary monitor and all related tools, tutorials, messengers, etc. on the other one in desired order.
If you have only one monitor, Desktop Divider may appear even more useful. It allows saving the precious workspace on the desktop by using it in the most efficient manner.
Using some modern video adapters with dual/triple GPU allows creating one desktop on several monitors without the standard extending of Windows desktop. This configuration have own advantages and disadvantages. For example, you no need using third party software for adding secondary taskbars. But all windows are opens in the center of the desktop – one half on the primary monitor, and another half on the secondary monitor.
With Desktop Divider help you can divide the desktop in the center. It allows creating two different areas on different monitors. Window’ manipulation becomes very simple with this Divider’s layout.
The problem and its solution by the Actual Tools forum user TabSel:
Desktop Divider can come to rescue in many situations when the most efficient use of the available desktop space is required: it allows allocating open windows side-by-side with no gaps/overlaps at all. And it's scalable solution that remains handy either with just a single monitor or with multiple monitors connected.Back to top
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