When Microsoft introduced the Aero Snap feature into Windows, the company fixed a problem that many people, including most of us here at Redmond Pie, didn’t realize we had. By making it easy for users to maximize windows and open two windows side-by-side on-screen with the minimal of fuss, Microsoft made window management something that we actually thought about. It also meant that we did not need to fiddle around resizing windows in order to get, say, two Chrome windows open beside each other or two Word documents open above and below each other. It was genius, even if we did not really fully understand it at the time.

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