Snap Areas Question

window-snapping

#1

Hello,

I have been a BTT user for a while now, but have not tried to do customization of snap areas until now.

I just got a 38" ultrawide monitor and with it I switch between my windows computer and my mac.

On my windows computer, I use Display Fusion to allocate snap areas so that I utilize approximately 50% of the monitor space in the center for a primary window and then place a secondary window on either side which takes up 25% of the remaining monitor length to the right and left of that centered primary window. This roughly simulates the productivity of 3 monitors side by side.

To expand my windows to these snap areas, I just drag them to the top of my screen within a given boundary, release my mouse button, and they expand to fill that area in the sizing described above. As an alternative, I can double-click the title bar at the top of the window I am in and it will expand to fill that same pre-established boundary.

I hope this explains what I am trying to accomplish. Is there a way to do something similar (or better) with customized snap areas of BTT on my mac?

Google lead me here:

https://docs.bettertouchtool.net/docs/snap_areas.html

however when I go to Window Snapping > Custom Snap Areas, there does not appear to be any content.


#2

You can use custom snap areas for this.

They can be created by clicking the BTT menubar icon => Snap Areas => Create New Snap Area.

Before doing that, move and resize a window manually to the position you would later like it to snap to. This will be used as a template.


#3

Thanks! I now have it configured and working.