WinPosition

WinPosition is a simple application to allow you to manage the location of your various windows on your computer. It came about after the Winsplit Revolution application was discontinued and there was no longer a free version available.

WinPosition really works well with high resolution (4K+) screens where you don’t really need to maximize your windows to be effective. It pairs well with Remote Manager to manage PuTTY windows if you need to be logged into multiple SSH hosts simultaneously.

  • Use the Ctrl+Alt+NumPad keys to control where your open windows go
  • Create as many different layouts as you want for key, and cycle through them
WinPosition requires the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework
Tested Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10

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12 thoughts on “WinPosition

  1. June

    I loved winsplit revolution but coordinates are off on win10.
    I use tenkeyless keyboard (kb without right-side numpads),
    Would you please make it configurable so that the user can change key-mappings?
    Thank you very much for the software.

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  2. makina

    I don’t like the fact of having to click upon 3 keys, sometimes the keyboard is locked out or just doesn’t react well when you press the keys.
    with WinSplit I can change the window size with a mouse click which is much more comfortable and fast
    hope you fix this issue or let the user to select other keys….
    regards

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Makina and thank you for the feedback. When you say that you can control the window size with a mouse click, can you clarify what you mean? The good news about your dislike of WinPosition is that there are alternatives out there, including the one you mentioned, WinSplit Revolution. 🙂

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      1. makina

        Yep. you can control WinSplit with your mouse if you have used it you might know what I mean
        I would not mind if it was only a key for pressing but I find it ridiculous Control+Alt+Key
        AquaSnap also is a great tool but unfortunately it doesn’t support XP https://www.nurgo-software.com/products/aquasnap

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        1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

          I have used WinSplit for years, I have never once used the mouse to do anything with it other than open the configuration window. Everything I’ve ever done with it is with the Ctrl+Alt+NumPad buttons, and it fulfilled my needs entirely. The only reason why I wrote WinPosition was because WinSplit started acting funky when I upgraded to a 4K monitor. Eventually I figured out that it wasn’t WinSplit’s fault, it was the LG software that came with the monitor causing more harm than good. I removed it and WinSplit works perfectly well. Since I primarily write software to address my own personal needs (WinSplit not working in my specific monitor instance), what I release usually does so without implementing every feature other software does as well. I try not to copy things just for the sake of copying them, only if they are useful to me. The great thing about free software is that it usually does not stop working just because the developer stops updating it. Since you’re on Windows XP still, WinSplit should continue to fulfill your needs, and you don’t need anything updated.
          That AquaSnap tool does look impressive. It looks like it does a lot more things than I ever need to do with my computer, but their demos on the site make the tool look very useful and polished.

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          1. makina

            it’s ok. if I ever purchase a 4K monitor I already know what I will have to do….
            if WinSplit is dead I see no reason why would you not want to copy its best settings or why you are sharing a software with features made for your taste only.
            you could also add different desktops feature. https://docs.microsoft.com/es-es/sysinternals/downloads/desktops
            although I have to disagree with your last sentence, when a free software maker does not get enough donations
            he usually inserts a countdown limiter and the software becomes obsolete past that date unless you change your Windows date/time (it’s the case of Marxio Timer 1.12.2)

          2. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

            Just because development on WinSplit is no longer going forward, it does not mean the application is dead. There are many, many tools out there on the web that do exactly what they need to do and don’t have anything further added to them. I don’t consider them dead, just mature. WinSplit has now reached that level, and as long as the installer is available, the application will continue to work. Check out OldVersion.com for other cool tools that are “dead.” Eventually, like all really old tools, the environment in which it functions will go away (DOS apps, 16-bit Windows apps, etc.). Until that time though, I see no valid reason to abandon usage of a tool that still does its job satisfactorily. Yes, that means I am suggesting that WinSplit is better than my application when it comes to certain functionality. I fully understand that, and just want people to have the best tool available to them at a reasonable price (free). If someone chooses a “dead” copy of WinSplit over WinPosition because it works better for them, then I applaud their choice and wish them well. As for your disagreement with my last sentence, I am a little confused. The last thing I said was that the AquaSnap tool’s demos make it look very polished. I don’t think I mentioned anything about free software makers (not) getting donations. Personally, I’ve never received a single penny, bitcoin, etc. from donations in the 17+ years I’ve been doing this. It really is just a hobby and something I enjoy doing.

  3. Ron

    Hi
    On winsplit revolution I configured the alt + ctrl + left\right arrow keys to move windows from monitor to monitor.
    Is the same is possible with Win Position?

    Thanks in advance

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Ron,

      It currently does not support that feature, but if your keyboard has a Windows key on it and you are running Windows 7 or higher, you should be able to just hit Win+Left Arrow or Win+Right Arrow to accomplish almost the same thing.

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Yes WinPosition supports Windows 10. Half of its development was done on that OS. I’ve tested it on XP, 7 and 10. It uses basic Windows APIs that have been around since Windows 2000, so it should work on any version of Windows released since then.

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