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How do I split screens on Windows 7

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I have 2 23 inch monitors connected to 1 Windows7 PC.  I want to evenly split (vertically) my screens so on both monitors I have a total of 4 equally sized panes. I cant seem to figure out how to do it..I even bought Ulta Mon, but that doesnt seem to do anything to help out..
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by:jcimarron
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pbo1--Right click the Taskbar.  Click "Show Windows Side by Side".  You will now have two windows sharing the screen.  To revert to one, click the Maximize button next to the X at the very top right.
You can also make a window occupy only half a screen by dragging it to the side until it dims.  Release the mouse click and it will stay there. You then can do that for a second window.
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Easiest way - select one window - hold the Windows button on your keyboard and hit the right arrow key until your window shows up in correct location, then select your next window and repeat.
Hold the Windows key and the arrow key till that window is where you want it. Repeat with each window.
If u don't have a Windows key you can accomlish the same by grabbing the top of each window and drag it to the left or right and that window should take up half your scrEen.  That might be part of Aero so jcimarrons advice should work if u don't have Aero activated. Check your Display control panel.
Hope this helps.
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by:Merete
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Once split on default desktop monitor clone the display onto the secondary screen. Or use dual monitors in the disply properties of the video card
 how do you have the secondary monitor connected?
On the video card TV out?
Could be important as options for clone mode dual screens differ with connection types and monitors types.
Is one a TV or both the same monitor?
Ultra monitor? May not correctly perfom this
Try this SplitView

How can I split one large display into two?
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000894.htm


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I am using the windos key and arrow combo..very nice..I have also submitted a question to the UltraMon forum as the suggestion ve3ofa did not work as hoped..but there seems to be potential..thanks all
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Glad to have helped.
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