You have one monitor, and two applications open. You have two monitors, and four applications open. How can you have all of the applications open and equally viewable, i.e., how do you eliminate one application laying on top of another?
If you are running Windows 7, there is a utility called Snap that solves this problem for you. Simply click on one of the applications and drag it to the left or right edge of your screen. Shazam! It resizes to fit half the screen. Then drag the second app to the opposite edge of the screen. Shazam! It resizes to fit the opposite half of the screen. Then you are running both apps side by side, and you eliminate the need to go back and forth minimizing and maximizing the applications.
For users with multiple monitors the Snap dragging option can sometimes malfunction. Not to worry. There is a keyboard shortcut that solves the problem. Simply click on the field of one application, then click the Windows button and the right or left arrow. Shazam! The application moves to the right or left half of the screen. Do it for your other applications and you can be viewing four open applications simultaneously on your two monitors.
Snap is a great utility, and the ability to fully see multiple screens will dramatically increase your productivity. Good stuff!
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Thank you for visiting the Family Law Lawyer Tech & Practice blog. My name is John Harding. I am a family law lawyer practicing in Northern California. Long ago I realized that I could practice law more effectively and more efficiently (i.e., better and easier) by availing myself of the technological tools that are out there. I also learned that a successful law practice requires successful marketing. Hardware and software working together make me a better lawyer, and make my life easier. Marketing helps to bring in the business necessary for professional survival. By this blog I hope to share the tips, tricks, and technology that I have learned about so that others may benefit!