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On my Win8 computer, I would like to be able to control the

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On my Win8 computer, I would like to be able to control the size of the 'window8 partition'. Right now, I have either a small window portion on the right or left side. Would love to be able to 'quad' my screen with four different partitions/uses of either a Win8 'application' or a traditional window's program.

Hello and thank you for your question today. My name is Jason. I look forward to helping you today.

Are you referring to disk partitions or sections of your screen?

I am a little confused.

Thank you,

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sections on my screen - a Win8 app is either the entire screen, the right sliver, or the left sliver. I can't make it like 1/4 or 1/2.

The example is when I am skyping, and I would like to be doing other things in other windows/sections and I'm limited to the above.



Thank you for the update.

You can use the following application to do this:

The application above gives you full control over placement of Windows by using shortcut keys.

You can make Window 1 be in the top left 1/4 section, another Window be in the bottom left 1/4 section, another in the top right 1/4 section, and so on.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.



I reviewed the s/w and it doesn't say that it is Win8 compliant.


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I guess I was hoping that there was a native way to do it. I have seen on Win8 tablets that they are able to control/manage/position 1/2 of the display screen and was hoping it was some type of setting or configuration that would allow it.

I am aware of that.

It will work.

There is no native way to do it, surprisingly enough.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It doesn't work for the Win8 apps. I have no trouble controlling the normal non-Win8 apps.


Any other clues?


Thank you.


"How" does it not work?

What happens when you try?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

When I run a Win8 app from the Win8 start menu - like Skype, it will either take the right sliver, about 1/5 of the right side of the screen, the left sliver, about 1/5 of the screen, the whole screen, or all the screen but the right or left sliver.

The program you had me install doesn't affect the Win8 app - on the other ones.


Thank you for the update.

I did not realize that you were wanting to do that with the new Win8 apps. I thought you were referring to the older application style on Windows 8.

The Windows 8 applications do not have a native way to do what you wish.

I have run out of ideas.

For this reason, I am opting out of the question and allowing another expert the chance to help.

I wish you luck,
- Jason
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks Jason. I appreciate the effort.

I have been searching for the past 2 weeks for the Win8 apps to be able to have more than the sliver, but not the whole screen.



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The Metro interface doesn't really let you define Window locations right now. However, you can use a utility that will run the Windows 8 app on the Windows 8 desktop instead of the Metro (start screen) interface which will then allow you to resize, move, minimize or do whatever you like with those running apps.

It's called ModernMix and it is written specifically for Windows 8 by StarDock. You can download a trial of it here:

Or if you'd prefer to see a video of it in action, you can see that here:

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks Brian:


This program certainly helps me manage and control the size of the Win8 apps. I also downloaded the Win8.1 upgrade, and it also allows me to control the size of the app - but not to the extent that ModernMix does.


Thank you.

You are welcome. Please feel free to ask for me anytime. Take care. :)