Speed up window management in Windows with Preme
Microsoft made a couple of changes to the windows management capabilities of the Windows 7 operating system that made my life a lot easier. Especially the option to snap windows to the right or left side of the screen to display them both equally and next to each other on the screen helped me out a lot as I no longer had to place the windows there manually or rely on third party software to do so.
Preme takes the whole window management thing to a new level introducing several new features that make it a jack of all trades in regards to that.
The program window that opens up after installation may look confusing at first as it is packed with features.
Here is a list of features the program provides you with:
- New functionality for the title bar: Hold down the left mouse button for a second to set the window to be always on top. A middle-click on the title bar closes the window, and if you scroll down while the mouse is over the title bar it will be minimized instead (the latter needs to be enabled before it becomes available).
- You can press the ESC-key twice to close the active window (needs to be enabled).
- You can scroll any window, even those that are currently not in focus using the mouse wheel.
- A right-click on a window's taskbar button automatically moves the pointer to the close action in the menu.
- Drag the maximize button to position windows on the screen. This works by holding down the left mouse button on the maximize button and moving it in to one direction to snap it to a side, top or bottom of the screen.
- Drag the minimize button to slide windows in and out of the screen.
- Set actions for each window corner. These actions are executed when you move the mouse to a corner of the screen. Available actions include running a program, invoking a shortcut or displaying the Windows switcher.
- You can also use it to remap keyboard shortcuts.
Preme is compatible with vertical and horizontal taskbar positions, supports multi-monitor setups, 100% and 125% DPI settings and can be run with or without elevated privileges. If you select the latter, it won't work on all windows though. The program appears to be only compatible with Windows 7 or newer versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. (discovered via Dottech)Advertisement