WinDock Configuration for my 21:9 Screen

Hi have recently bought an ultra-wide monitor for my desk at home, a Dell U3415W. I’m using it both for work as a coder and for my personal needs such as photo editing, web browsing and watching films. I have previously used a dual monitor setup, so I wanted to find a way of organising windows to be used side-by-side in a productive manner.

Dell U3415W Monitor, 34″ 3440×1440

Dell U3415W Monitor, 34″ 3440×1440

Of course Windows has had the feature to add two windows side-by-side built-in since Windows 7. With Windows 10 we now also have the annoying feature of splitting the screen in four (like the Windows logo in the image above), which sort of breaks the keyboard shortcuts ( + and + ) and is something I find useless unless you have a 4K monitor or higher.

But, to be able to use an ultra-wide monitor most effectively, I like to split the screen space into three columns. To make most use of this, it’s even better if you can combine these thirds in any way you like, e.g. having one window occupying 23 and one window occupying 13 of the screen.

I use WinDock to achieve this and here’s my configuration file. By dragging a window to the bottom I make it use 13 of the screen and by dragging it to the top I make it use 23 of the screen.

Ultra-wide WinDock profile.json

{
   "name":"21:9 Profile",
   "rules":[
      {
         "dock":{
            "monitor":0,
            "values":[
               50,
               0,
               100,
               100
            ]
         },
         "trigger":{
            "monitor":0,
            "pos":"right",
            "type":"edge",
            "values":[
               0,
               100
            ]
         }
      },
      {
         "dock":{
            "monitor":0,
            "values":[
               0,
               0,
               50,
               100
            ]
         },
         "trigger":{
            "monitor":0,
            "pos":"left",
            "type":"edge",
            "values":[
               0,
               100
            ]
         }
      },
      {
         "dock":{
            "monitor":0,
            "values":[
               50,
               50,
               100,
               100
            ]
         },
         "trigger":{
            "monitor":0,
            "pos":"right",
            "type":"edge",
            "values":[
               50,
               100
            ]
         }
      },
      {
         "dock":{
            "monitor":0,
            "values":[
               0,
               0,
               67,
               100
            ]
         },
         "trigger":{
            "monitor":0,
            "pos":"top",
            "type":"edge",
            "values":[
               0,
               33
            ]
         }
      },
      {
         "dock":{
            "monitor":0,
            "values":[
               33,
               0,
               100,
               100
            ]
         },
         "trigger":{
            "monitor":0,
            "pos":"top",
            "type":"edge",
            "values":[
               67,
               100
            ]
         }
      },
      {
         "dock":{
            "monitor":0,
            "values":[
               0,
               0,
               100,
               100
            ]
         },
         "trigger":{
            "monitor":0,
            "pos":"top",
            "type":"edge",
            "values":[
               33,
               67
            ]
         }
      },
      {
         "dock":{
            "monitor":0,
            "values":[
               0,
               0,
               33,
               100
            ]
         },
         "trigger":{
            "monitor":0,
            "pos":"bottom",
            "type":"edge",
            "values":[
               0,
               33
            ]
         }
      },
      {
         "dock":{
            "monitor":0,
            "values":[
               33,
               0,
               67,
               100
            ]
         },
         "trigger":{
            "monitor":0,
            "pos":"bottom",
            "type":"edge",
            "values":[
               33,
               67
            ]
         }
      },
      {
         "dock":{
            "monitor":0,
            "values":[
               67,
               0,
               100,
               100
            ]
         },
         "trigger":{
            "monitor":0,
            "pos":"bottom",
            "type":"edge",
            "values":[
               67,
               100
            ]
         }
      },
      {
         "dock":{
            "monitor":0,
            "values":[
               50,
               0,
               100,
               50
            ]
         },
         "trigger":{
            "monitor":0,
            "pos":"top_left",
            "type":"corner"
         }
      },
      {
         "dock":{
            "monitor":0,
            "values":[
               0,
               0,
               50,
               50
            ]
         },
         "trigger":{
            "monitor":0,
            "pos":"top_right",
            "type":"corner"
         }
      },
      {
         "dock":{
            "monitor":0,
            "values":[
               0,
               50,
               50,
               100
            ]
         },
         "trigger":{
            "monitor":0,
            "pos":"bottom_right",
            "type":"corner"
         }
      }
   ]
}

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