Windows 10 Tip: How To Quickly Move One Window from One Screen to Another

If you have a dual or multi-monitor setup, here is a quite neat trick you will find very useful and handy.

How to quickly move the active window from one screen to another

The quickest way to do this is to use the following keyboard shortcut.

Win + Shift + Left/Right arrow

Pressing once moves the currently active window from one screen to another with the same size and position. Press the key combination again to move the window to the next screen and still keeps the same size and position.

Initial Edge browser position
Initial Edge browser position
Press Win + Shift + Right once
Edge browser position after pressing Win+Shift+Right
Press Win + Shift + Right again
Edge browser position after pressing Win+Shift+Right again

It’s pretty useful to me. Enjoy.

Bonus tip: Windows 10 has improved the Windows snap feature quite a bit. You can not only take full advantage of your four screen corners but also resize two side-by-side windows simultaneously.

Why does it not work on my Windows 10?

Thank you for our friend, Glenn, who commented below as why it doesn’t work and how to fix it.

Basically, you will need to go to Ease of Access Center in Control Panel, select Make the keyboard easier to use and uncheck the option “Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen” at the bottom of the window.

Control Panel - Ease of Access Center - Make the keyboard easier to use - 2017-10-27 23_28_43

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