Split monitor into 4 and scaling apps to fit [Solved]

BrianGreen 955 Posts Saturday January 17, 2015Registration dateModeratorStatus April 16, 2018 Last seen - Mar 27, 2018 at 05:38 PM - Latest reply: BrianGreen 955 Posts Saturday January 17, 2015Registration dateModeratorStatus April 16, 2018 Last seen
- Apr 16, 2018 at 05:27 AM
Hi All,

I have a strange request (as always). I'm not quite sure where this fits, so please feel free to change the category if you think it belongs elsewhere.

My boss has brought me a massive screen (no idea why). The screen is far too big really, but I do use 3 screens at present to see all the stuff I need. Although it does change from time to time I use Chrome on one screen, Firefox on another and Outlook on the third. My question is, on a Windows 7 machine, can I not only split the big screen into 4 quarters and put a program in each one, but also scale the programs so they appear "full screen" within the quarter allocated to them.

I do know I can split the screen into 4 with the Systernals Desktop app, but this doesn't scale the contents to each "screen" - I want to be able to use the big screen as if it were 4 separate monitors. I'm asking a lot here ... I also want to be able to select program on one of the "screens" by just moving my mouse and clicking on it, and also move programs between "Screen quarters" by dragging and dropping them - just as if they were 4 separate screens.

Also, (though much less important) it would be nice if this can be multi-display friendly so I can drag one of these small screens to a bigger second monitor.

And now for the icing on the cake requirement - it needs to be free for business use (open source is also good). You see the cheaper it is the more virtual beer I can buy for the supplier of the best reply.

Thank you so much for your help guys and gals.

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BrianGreen 955 Posts Saturday January 17, 2015Registration dateModeratorStatus April 16, 2018 Last seen - Apr 10, 2018 at 09:07 AM
Thanks Ambucias, but the 1st link you give is mainly for Windows 10. The software suggested at the bottom works sort of, but you cant scale the window to the area you need it on. If you try to shrink the scale on 1 "window" then all windows shrink.

The second link only devices the screen into 2 rather than 4.

Sorry, but no beer for you today!
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Ambucias 50997 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus April 16, 2018 Last seen - Apr 10, 2018 at 05:00 PM
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You don't seem to have read the entire page of the first link.
BrianGreen 955 Posts Saturday January 17, 2015Registration dateModeratorStatus April 16, 2018 Last seen - Apr 11, 2018 at 03:01 PM
I definately did, and reread them just. Same comments apply - first half is for Windows 10 and the second halv for the freeware. Whilst they work they dont allow independant scailing - make one window bigger or smaller, do it to all 4 windows.
Ambucias 50997 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus April 16, 2018 Last seen > BrianGreen 955 Posts Saturday January 17, 2015Registration dateModeratorStatus April 16, 2018 Last seen - Apr 11, 2018 at 04:38 PM
I guess that your leader will need to put out the cash to purchase the software you need, about 30 pounds.
BrianGreen 955 Posts Saturday January 17, 2015Registration dateModeratorStatus April 16, 2018 Last seen - Apr 16, 2018 at 05:27 AM
Yep - I think that is the answer. I will get you a Half a pint for your help (only a half as its not quite the answer I wanted), but if you don't come over to drink it by tomorrow night I will have to have it myself!
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