Window Nudger Help - move, resize, cascade, tile, drag and hide any application window using simple hotkey combinations.
Use the Main Control Panel tab of the Window Nudger application to set the hotkey combinations that you will use to activate Window Nudger hotkeys, and to show or hide the Window Nudger application.
The Main Control Panel tab also allows you to set whether Window Nudger detects hotkey combinations even when it isn’t the active application.
Top Tips on Getting Started Using Window Nudger
1. Setting Up Window Nudger Key Listener
Check the box next to Enable Key Listener Across Applications to be able to use your hotkey combinations when other applications are active.
2. Setting Up Window Nudger Key Combinations
Each hotkey combination in Window Nudger is set using the same method. First, select the checkbox beside each special key that you wish to use (any combination of Shift, Ctrl, and Alt) and enter the letter that will complete the hotkey combo. Finally, check the box labeled Active to enable or disable that particular hotkey combination. You may also check the box labeled Requires Activation to link any hotkey combination to the status of the Activation Key.
3. Enable Key Actions
The hotkey combo for Application Wide Enable/Disable Key Actions lets you toggle Windows Nudger hotkey combos on and off. This is useful, for example, when you want to temporarily suspend Windows Nudger key actions when working in another application. When Windows Nudger is the active application, you may accomplish the same result by clicking on the Key Actions graphic in the lower left corner of the Window Nudger screen.
4. Toggle The Activation Key
Application Wide – Activation Key toggles the active/inactive status of all Windows Nudger hotkey combinations that have the Requires Activation box checked. The same result can be accomplished by clicking on the Activation Key graphic at the bottom of the Window Nudger screen.
5. Minimize/Maximize Window Nudger
The hotkey combo for Application Wide – Minimize/Maximize Window Nudger switches between a full view of the Window Nudger app and minimizing it to the System Tray.
6. Adjusting The Position And Size Of The Window
Window Nudger gives you the ability to move and resize application windows using hotkey combinations. Use the Position & Size tab to set the hotkey combinations for up/down/left/right movement, and for adjusting the height and width of windows.
Use the Position & Size tab to set the movement and resize distance for each press of the hotkey combination. The default value for each distance is 5, but you may set the distance for any direction as an independent value.
7. Setting Cascade And Tile Preferences
Use the Cascade & Tile tab to set the hotkey combinations that you will invoke to cascade and tile all open application windows.
For tiling, you may set a hotkey combination to tile your windows horizontally, and another, separate combination to tile windows vertically.
The horizontal and vertical distance between cascaded windows can be easily adjusted by clicking and dragging each slider from a minimum distance of 10 units to a maximum distance of 50. You may also set the direction of the cascade by selecting one of the eight directional radio buttons.
The horizontal and vertical distance between tiled windows can be easily adjusted by clicking and dragging each slider from a minimum distance of 10 units to a maximum distance of 50.
8. Dragging, Dropping, And Moving Windows
Use the Drag & Drop / Move To tab to set the hotkey combinations which allow you to drag, move, and hide active application windows.
Current Window Position – Left Click & Drag lets you drag an active window by grabbing anywhere inside of it and pressing the associated hotkey combination.
An active window can be hidden by dragging it outside of the screen boundaries. Window Nudger lets you define a corner position on the screen where the window will be hidden if it is dragged, and also lets you specify the horizontal and vertical distances which will cause it to be hidden.
Current Window Position – Simply Drag lets you drag the active window by pressing the associated hotkey combination. The default hotkey combo is CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+1.
Current Window Position – Move To lets you move an active window to a specified position on the screen, resized to a specific width and height. Pressing this hotkey combination again will restore the window to its original position and size.
9. Hiding Windows With Window Nudger
The Hidden Windows tab is where you set the hotkey combinations that enable you to hide the active application window, or all visible application windows.
The Current Window – Hide key combination will hide the active application window.
The All Visible Windows – Hide key combination will hide all visible windows.
Whether you choose to hide only one active window, or all visible windows, your hidden windows are listed at the bottom of the Window Nudger screen. To restore visibility to any window, just select it and click the Activate button.
10. Keeping Informed With Messages
The Messages tab serves as a log of all of the important events that occur while you use Window Nudger. This window will display a message, for example, when you enable key actions. You may double-click on any message to learn more about it.