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Thursday, August 16, 2007

[Windows] JumpWin: moving windows between dual monitors using WinKey+Enter

JumpWin - it lets you move a window from one monitor to the other by pressing WinKey+Enter.

(via Oren Eini)


  • If you insist on using Windows, the only way to dual-monitor is using UltraMon :)

    I have it set up at work so that one hotkey moves the window from one monitor to the other, and another toggles between maximized and normal state (there's a bunch of other you can use as well). It's actaully more usefull than it sounds at first.

    Also, UltraMon allows you to extend the taskbar to the second monitor, also very usefull.

    By Blogger Thomas, at 8/17/2007 1:11 AM  

  • Thanks Thomas. I keep hearing great things about UltraMon.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 8/17/2007 10:19 PM  

  • An easy way to do that would be AutoHotkey. It's useful for just about everything. My current script hotkeys multiple desktops, autocorrects most spelling errors, and has hotkeys for various types of google searches.

    In fact, as far as I can tell, this AHK script does nearly everything you could possibly want to do to your windows.

    By Anonymous Scott, at 8/20/2007 11:23 AM  

  • Scott - thx!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 8/20/2007 10:21 PM  

  • JumpWin is great! It's exactly what I was looking for! The only drawback is that it does not seem to work with certain Apps like VNC Viewer. Is there any chance to get the Sourcecode?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/20/2008 5:28 AM  

  • Hi Gerd - Alas, I'm not the author so I don't have the source code. Funny, it works fine for me with UltraVNC's viewer.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 1/21/2008 8:17 PM  

  • JumpWin stopped working for me, so I wrote a replacement for it using AutoHotkey:

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 9/17/2008 11:30 PM  

  • JumpWin was a powertoy available with C source code on It was first blogged about on the PowerToys blog.

    I have the source code for version 1.6. I tried to post it in the comment but hit a 4k limitation on comment...

    By Anonymous sean, at 12/15/2009 5:28 PM  

  • Thanks for the info, Sean!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 12/15/2009 7:47 PM  

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