MagneticsThe magnetics feature allows windows to 'snap' up against the edges of things - making the task of clean layout a breeze.
Historically, snapping was limited to the sides of the window edges, and the Dock window. As of version 2.2.0 - its now possible to enable 'visible window edges' as well.
Note: Using virtual grid and the visible window edges style of magnetics is probably confusing - we recommend one or the other as having both systems engaged can make the screen rather 'busy' (try it out to see what we mean).
What should be magnetic?All visible window edges: Checking this option will cause Zooom/2 will display the visible window edges during move/resize. This allows you to obtain a very quick overview of where you can snap to.
The edges of the displays: Causes the edges of each connected display to become magnetic as well.
The top menu bar and dock: Checking this option causes the Dock and top menu bar to be snapping targets for Magnetics as well.
When are 'visible edges' magnetic?These two options are specific to the 'visible edges' functionality. You can decide to have visible edges kick in only during move and/or resize - try these out, you might find that you like to have the visible edges active only during move for example.
Virtual Grid / Snapping Sensitivity
Enable a virtual magnetic grid: Checking this option causes Zooom/2 to overlay a virtual grid on top of your desktop when moving or resizing an application window. This can be very useful if you don't use the 'visible edges' style of magnetics.
Show grid while moving or resizing: Overlays a transparent window on top of everything that can show where the snapping lines are.
Snapping sensitivity: Here you can adjust how close you have to be to another window before the Zooom/2 Magnetics snap to it. Setting the option to be weaker means you have to be closer before Magnetics snapping takes place, and of course, moving the slider towards the Strong setting means that Zooom/2 will snap a little sooner - so you don't have to be so close before Magnetics kicks in.
Virtual Grid Settings
These options take effect only when you have checked the Enable a virtual magnetic grid option. Here you can set up the size of the grid for each display independently.
You can specify the size either by setting the number of segments in which to split a display - or by setting the width of each segment. As you change the options - Zooom/2 will briefly preview your choice using the overlay window.