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A few years ago I remember a friend using an application in Ubuntu that made window management extremely easy. If you wanted to move the active window, you would press a key and drag the window by clicking anywhere on the window. If you wanted to resize the active window (proportionally), you would press a key and turn the wheel. I think this is very intuitive way to resize and move a window.

Are there any free applications for Mac OS X that can utilize similar mechanics?

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Duplicate:… – user588 Jun 9 '11 at 5:41
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Afloat does moving and resizing as explained, and does more than that. I really loved this application.

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COOL. +1 for this app. Thanx. – jm666 Jun 8 '11 at 21:04
Already installed Afloat. It is really cool. ctrl-cmd-scroll ---> transparency change is fantastic. :) – jm666 Jun 8 '11 at 21:11



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Not exactly what you want but:

  • zooming is build-in OS X. Go to System preferences -> Mouse and check "Zoom while scroll wheel while holding Controll". After this you can zoom any part of the screen with CTRL+scrollwheel. It is not an "window zoom" but screen zoom - but sometimes helpful.
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care the down-voter comment the down-vote? – jm666 Jun 9 '11 at 13:33
The question was about moving or resizing windows, not zooming the screen. – user495470 Jun 9 '11 at 14:08

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