For pen and touchscreen computers
Navigation with GiMeSpace with a pen or tough screen is a bit more complicated. If you have extra buttons you can assign them to the SHIFT + CTRL combination to enable scrolling with your pen. The latest editions have an option to activate scrolling when the cursor is within 8 pixels of the screen border. This can also be usefull when you use KVM software so you can still scroll even if you don't push against the screen border. Also in the 2D and 3D edition you can reverse the scroll direction so it becomes more natural for touch screens.
x64 bit extension
The standard GiMeSpace Desktop Extenders are only able to size 32bit application windows to sizes bigger then your physcal screen. There is an optional 64bit extension shipped with GiMeSpace. If you need to resize your 64 bit applications you need to load this 64 bit extension in addition to the normal GiMeSpace application. Start this extension by clicking on it in the GiMeSpace folder in your start menu. But if you are using 64bit Windows but don't use any 64bit programs that need to be resized beyond the dimensions of the screen the there is no need to load this extension.
This is the readme file for the 3D version.
For the other versions it is almost the same.
Welcome to GiMeSpace Desktop Extender 3D version 3.4,
copyright(c) 2009-2022 by Jorrit IJpenberg, all rights reserved!
Navigated your desktop overview in 3 dimensions: left-right, up-down,
and zoom in and out!
This program requires Windows Vista or later and Aero theme needs to be enabled!
How it works:
Very simple, just move the mouse cursor to the edge of your screen and you
will notice that your desktop extends beyond the borders of your screen!
(you will only see this when another window is open! Some maximized windows
do not scroll, restore them to normal size and size them with the mouse to
maximum size. Also some programs refuse to scroll.)
The scroll direction is standard horizontal but can also be set to vertical
This version does also support you to make windows larger than you physical
screen. Only resizeable windows can be resized. To resize a window to a size
that is bigger than your screen you need to move the window a bit to the side
to create enough space to resize. Then grab with the mouse the border and
resize it like usual. You can repeat this if desired.
Some applications prevent you from resizing their windows to bigger sizes.
This program can force a bigger size. Do this by making the window active
and right click on the GiMeSpace icon in the system notification area on the
taskbar (looks like a mouse cursor with red arrows in 4 directions) and select
'Set window size' from the popup menu. Then enter the desired size and click
on 'Apply'. This will set the minimum allowed size. If you want to undo this
forced resize you can click 'Clear resize'.
When using this program it is highly recommended to turn off "windows snap"
since your desktop is now much bigger, that option doesn't make much sense
Turn "Snap" off in Windows Settings > System > Multitasking.
Much easier is using the autoarrange option in the Desktop Extender.
- You can assign a hotkey to lock the scrolling.
- When you press Shift and Control together the desktop will always scroll
when you move the mouse. You can also select the 'Always scroll' option in
the options tab (paid version only).
- When you press Control and Alt together you can scroll with the mouse a
whole screen at a time.
- On the Scrolling Windows tab you can select windows that you don't want
to scroll, like toolbars etc. Also you can disable scrolling for window
objects like menus and tooltips (paid version only).
- Whenever you need to access this control panel, click on the GiMeSpace
icon in the system notification area.
- To exit this program, click the right mouse button on the GiMeSpace icon,
and select the 'exit' option from the popup menu.
- To arrange all windows next to each other select the 'Arrange windows'
option from the same popup menu.
- You can save and restore all window positions and limit the size of the
- Extra bonus: only in this 3D edition you can assign a hot key to a position
in your desktop. Plus you can save a screenshot bmp of the active window
by selecting that option from the gimespace tray icon popup menu. This allows
even to make screenshots of windows that are bigger then your physical screen!
The overview of your entire desktop with 3D navigation:
You can see an overview of your entire desktop when you press Ctrl+Alt+Shift
at the same time. A popup black navigation screen will appear with your
scrollable windows. While you keep these keys pressed you can zoom
in and out by moving the mouse up and down. When you press these keys again
the screen will disappear.
It is possible to work in this zoomed overview, but mouse button clicks are
not always properly translated to the real window: Clicks on menus or
scrollbars don't work.
You can change the position of a window by dragging it at the window caption.
Also you can change the window sizes like usual.
Please not that the windows Aero theme needs to be enabled!
- The scroll speed selects how fast the mouse is accelerating when you want
to scroll your desktop. This also specifies the scroll speed for the hotkeys.
- The refresh rate specifies how often windows are repainted when you
scroll around. On slow computers you need slow refresh rates to avoid
- The Sticky mode prevents scrolling when you only make little hits against
the screen border. Only pushing longer against the border will make it scroll!
- The auto scrolling mode will scroll windows to the center of your screenshot
when they are activated and visible for less then 25%.
- The Enable 'Shift+Ctrl' and 'Ctrl+Alt' scrolling option will allow you to use
these keys to activate always scrolling and one screen at a time scrolling.
- The Auto arrange option will keep windows arranged next to each other.
Only main windows are arranged. If you want to exclude a window from
auto arrange then select it into the non scrolling window classes in the
Scrolling Windows tab.
- The Do not scroll when opening a menu or in maximized window option is to
prevent scrolling when you are browsing through a menu or working in a
- You can assign hotkeys to enable scrolling with the keyboard.
- The Always scroll option is for a whole new 'mousing experience': When
you move your mouse pointer towards a window object, that object will
move the same distance towards the mouse pointer. You will get used to
it after a bit of practise. It saves mouse movements and makes you enjoy
the extra space more. When precision movement is required, just press the
Shift and Control keys together to stop the scrolling.
- The Limit virtual desktop size option will limit the size of the space you
can scroll in, to the space that is used by your windows. So if you have
one window that is 1280x1024 then that will be the size of your virtual
desktop. When you press CTRL + Shift this limitation is lifted.
- Enable scrolling for pen and toughscreen computers will make gimespace
scroll when the mouse is within 8 pixels of the screen border.
- The last 2 options can used to select the scroll direction.
Please pay for your registration:
If you want to use this program you need to register by making a small
- Go to the registration tab and click the registration button. You will get
to the internet page where you can pay with paypal in order to receive a
Limitations in the trial/unregistered version:
- The program will show the 'GiMeSpace control panel' window on startup,
while the registered version will hide straight away on the system tray.
- You will get a notification at start up while asking you to register.
- Some windows may react strangely when they are maximized. The solution
is to make them normal by clicking the restore button. You can then size
them with the mouse to maximum size. Or select the disable scrolling when
- Some programs that customize their window will not scroll at all.
- Standard only 32bit windows can be resized to sizes bigger then the screen.
If you need to resize your 64bit applications than you can need to load the
64bit extension. This is not done automatic because in rare cases some
programs are having issues with this extension.
For comments, questions and problems, please email: GiMeSpace@gimespace.com
or look on http://gimespace.com for information and
downloads of the latest versions.
Thanks for using this program and enjoy your desktop space!