If you want to move a program window in the Windows operating system, you have to do so using the titlebar of it. Hold down the left mouse button over the title bar and drag the window into its new location. Resizing is a little bit easier as you can do so holding down the mouse button over the border of the window before you start dragging it in a direction.
Sometimes, it may be difficult to move a window around. Say, its titlebar is not visible on the screen, or another window is on top of it so that you need to perform multiple operations just to resize it.
That's one of the things that Win-X-Move changes. The free portable application for Windows improves the moving and resizing of program windows significantly.
As far as moving windows around goes, it enables you click on any point of the window to move it to a different location. The only thing that you need to do for that is hold down the Alt-key before you start the operation. So, hold down Alt, then the left mouse button over any point of the program window to move it around.
The resizing functionality words in a different manner. While you still need to hold down the Alt-key for the operation, it is now the right-key that you need to hold down over the window to resize it. Just move the mouse cursor into a direction while doing so to increase or decrease the size of the window on the fly.
You can change the resize operation from right mouse button to middle button instead if you prefer it this way. This is done with a right-click on the program's system tray icon and the selection of Resize button from the context menu there.
The program has a very low memory footprint of 1.2 Megabyte and should not have any negative impact on system performance. You can download it from the author's website. It is available for all 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Microsoft Windows operating system.Advertisement
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