I covered this keyboard shortcut back on October 18, 2013 in a blog post called Keyboard Shortcut to Dock a Window in Windows 8. The keyboard shortcut hasn’t changed in Windows 10.
However I continue to meet clients that have not yet discovered this keyboard shortcut and have been using their mouse to fiddle with the sides of a program to resize it or to place two programs side by side on their screen.
There’s lots of different ways to describe what we’re doing:
- How to maximize the app or desktop window to the (left or right) side of the screen
- How to snap a window to the (left or right) side of the screen
- How to dock a program to the (left or right) edge of the screen
- Select the program, app, or browser window you want to move.
- Press and hold down the Windows button on your keyboard.
- Press the (right or left) arrow button on your keyboard to move the program, app, or browser window to that side of the screen.