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Easily drag windows when pressing the alt key

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Note: AltDrag will not work properly if you use DPI scaling, read here for a workaround.

AltDrag is free software and a one-man endeavor. If you find it useful, please make a donation. I greatly appreciate any support!


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2015-08-23 - AltDrag v1.1 released

Released 1.1. See the changelog here.

There are a few fixes in this new version, but I am mostly being forced to release it because Google Code is shutting down, and this is my last chance to notify the users of v1.0 that there is a new version.

The installer has changed to install into your user’s directory by default. I therefore recommend that you uninstall any previous version and then install from scratch!

I have plans to make the AltDrag source code simpler (by removing features), please see this issue if you have any opinions.

Lastly, I want to thank everyone who have donated. All support is greatly appreciated!

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What is AltDrag?

AltDrag gives you the ability to move and resize windows in a new way. After starting AltDrag, you can simply hold down the Alt key and then click and drag any window.

This behavior already exists in Linux and other operating systems, and AltDrag was made with the mission to copy that behavior to the Windows platform, and then to further expand it with new intuitive functionality.

You can use AltDrag in many ways. Here are some examples:

AltDrag has more tricks up its sleeve, read through the documentation to learn more.

New languages since last release

Simply save the desired language file in AltDrag's directory. Right-click and Save link as...

Read this page to learn how to make your own translation.


See this page for a list of known issues.

Before reporting a bug, look through the list of issues on GitHub.

When reporting a bug, please specify what version of Windows you are using, and be sure to include any error message you might see.


AltDrag is free software and licensed under GNU GPL v3. Get the source code on GitHub.

You may redistribute AltDrag on your own website, but please provide a link to this website on the same page. Please do not bundle AltDrag together with toolbars or other annoying adware, or otherwise degrade the experience.


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