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PostPosted: 02 Apr 2016, 22:47 
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WinShift is a great little window-spreading application. It is a temporary replacement for ShiftWindow (which currently works poorly in Windows 10).


(WinShift. Showing common Windows 10 usage: resolution not entered.)


WARNING!


- ShiftWindow & WinShift have now been trumped (Apr 2, 2016). This post & WinShift software is now pointless.
- Both ShiftWindow & WinShift are now inferior to Borderless Gaming (https://github.com/Codeusa/Borderless-Gaming/releases).
- Borderless Gaming appears to work flawlessly on Windows 10
- More details here: http://plp-gaming.wikia.com/wiki/Manual_PLP:_How_To_Spread_Games#Borderless_Gaming

Application


- Name: WinShift (a ShiftWindow alternative)
- Version: 1.0. Dec 28, 2015
- Language: AutoIT v3.3.14.2
- Author: Imurst
- Exe & source attached in zip.

Description


WinShift is a simplified version of ShiftWindow, with increased flexibility (where it matters) & improved Windows 10 support. In addition to ShiftWindow's primary functions (everything needed to easily change size & position of windows), WinShift allows moving windows while completely ignoring their resolutions. Size & position fields are all optional. This flexibility allows Windows 10 to spread windowed games full borderless, more often.

Windows 10's problem


Being able to convert a windowed multi-monitor game into borderless is manditory for gamer. But in Windows 10, the instant you touch a live window's resolution, it will often refuse to spread full borderless. This leaves a sliver of border/desktop around your game. Not all windowed apps/games suffer this anomally, but many. ShiftWindow (current version) always touches the resolution. So it fairly often refuses to spread full borderless. WinShift was created to fix this problem.

Life-span


This program is likely a short-term solution, temporarily replacing ShiftWindow. If/When ShiftWindow is eventually fixed, WinShift will likely become redundant.

General Usage


- Portable, no install. Unzip it to a folder, maybe called WinShift. Make a link to it. Configuration files will be saved in WinShift's folder.
- All four position & resolution fields are optional. Leaving any of these boxes blank will simply leave that window-attribute unchanged.

Specific Usage


1. Use like ShiftWindow:
- Lookup (select or Open) name of Window to move/resize.
- Lookup (Grab or Open) or enter the position & resolution desired (though all fields are optional).

2. Or use for Windows 10 problem-games:
- Same as ShiftWindow, except leave Width & Height blank. This will MOVE window without touching resolution.
- Beforehand, set window/game's resolution to your liking, elsewhere (e.g. game config file edit).

User Rights


- Freely offered code, do anything you want. There is room for improvement (& cleanup), & there may be some other use for the code...
- This source code included in WinShift's folder (WinShift_SourceCode.txt).


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