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I have my MBP connected to another screen with a smaller resolution. Thus when I want to move a window on the other screen, I have to resize it first to that it fits, then I can make it full screen again.

Is there a more convenient way to do that ?

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Take a look at the different alternatives we've found so far in AskDifferent: – Martín Marconcini Jun 21 '11 at 16:26
I do this all the time by just moving the window to the other screen and hitting "+" button. Recently, this method started acting funny but then a reboot solved it. Is this not working for you? I have OS X 10.8.3 and MBP late edition 2010. – shparekh Sep 18 '14 at 14:31
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I recommend that you use a window manager. I use Divvy ($14), which lets me press a one keyboard shortcut to move a window to the other monitor and resize it to full-screen.

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I'll recommend a similar product Size Up which lets you move and resize windows with keyboard shortcuts. Its $13 nagware, so free if you don't mind it pestering you occasionally.

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