Yesterday I had discussion with friend of mine and we discussed also UltraMon – pretty famous utility for managing multi-monitor setups.
I am not huge UltraMon fan – I used it few years ago, because it was the one and only, these days I prefer Actual Window Manager.
One of reasons he mentioned why he is still using UltraMon is that he really likes keyboard shortcuts (geeks ;)) – and he was complaining about fact that there are no keyboard shortcuts for easy window management built-into Windows.
Well, there are… At least since Windows 7 ;)
The ones I am using every day are below:
Win + Up –> Maximize window
Win + Down –> Restore window
Win + Left –> Dock window to left
Win + Right –> Dock window to right
Win + Shift + Left|Right –> Move window to left\right monitor
You can find full list here – I use only ones mentioned above…
Interesting fact is that if you have multi-mon setup, Explorer doesn’t allow you to dock to inner borders (two borders where your monitors are touching), however if you use keyboard combinations, it works :)
I got used to this when I was using AeroSnap (gives you same functionality as Win7, however also with ability to snap to inner borders).