When talking about how MaxTo works, there are a few words that we use in very specific ways. Here is an attempt to define them:
MaxTo splits your screen into rectangular regions. Every time a window is maximized, MaxTo intercepts the event, and instead moves the window to fit inside one of these regions. You set up these regions yourself.
Right click the MaxTo icon in the notification area and select Change regions, then select Main. All of your monitors should be covered with semi-transparent, gray windows. Experiment with the buttons on these windows to split your monitors into regions. Click Done when you are finished.
Now try to maximize any window, and observe that it only maximizes to the region your mouse cursor is in.
You can have two completely different region configurations. The one changed above is the main setup, and is the one that is active all the time. The alternate setup is accessed through the notification icon, by clicking Change regions and selecting Alternate.
You activate the alternate setup by holding Alt when maximizing a window.
MaxTo is controlled most easily by using keyboard shortcuts. These will help you increase your productivity, and keep your hand away from the mouse.
You can change all of these keyboard shortcuts if you would like.
|Main regions||Alternate regions||Main regions||Alternate regions|
|Maximize window to entire monitor||+ NumPad 9||Hold Shift when maximizing||Hold Alt when maximizing|
|Move window to region.||+ numpad arrow keys||+ Alt + numpad arrow keys||Hold Shift while dragging||Hold Alt while dragging|
|Swap windows with region.||+ Control + numpad arrow keys|
|Switch to previous window in the same region.||+ Page Up|
|Switch to next window in the same region.||+ Page Down|
Trouble with your shortcut keys? Ensure that Numlock is turned on.
MaxTo is delivered with some predefined profiles that you can use, if you wish. They are accessed through the Profile button while you are changing regions.