Windows 8 Snap screen?

#1
Hi I just purchased a new laptop and the screen resolution is only 1280x600 so snap screen is disabled. What is a way to make it be enabled? there is always a way but i cant figure it out
 


#2
Austin,

Kudos to your sense of optimism.

To have Snap the screen or monitor must have a minimum 1366x768 resolution available. <-- This is the only determining factor to Snap being enabled or disabled.

Cheers,
Drew
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#3
Hey Drew, I just changed my laptop settings to 1280x768 and I can still snap windows. Will check the rest of my settings for verification.

OK...I just went through all my resolution settings and every one of them, from 1366x758 to 800x600, I was able to use the snap feature in each. I wonder why.
 


#4
Jim,

I'm wondering if we are talking about the same "Snap"...

Both in Windows 8 & before it there is what is called 'Snap' or 'Rip n Snap'. This allows 2 windows to equally share the screen OR allows 'ripping' one site out of a tabbed browsing window of more than one site and 'snap' it & what's left.

This is done by Win+<-- & Win+--> and doesn't care about resolution.

The 'Snap' in Windows 8 that is supposed to require 1366x768 allows an APP to share the screen w/ the Desktop, to the left or right or share w/ another APP.

This is done from the APP (Switcher) Bar & is resolution dependent, @ least, supposedly.

Cheer,
Drew
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#5
Yep...we are talking about the same thing. On my laptop it's running windows 7....I looked right over the windows 8 part...Damn, Damn Damn.....and that's when I came up with the flux capacitor.

You got a link to the resolution/snap requirements for windows 8.
 


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#6
Jim,

Your wish is my command...
Windows 8 system requirements - Microsoft Windows
"To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.

To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768"

Also, FYI:
How to Force Enable Snap Feature and Run Metro Apps on Low Screen Resolutions in Windows 8? - Tweaking with Vishal
 


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