Window management refers to software that controls the placement, layout, and appearance of various windows on OS X.

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Can Spaces be configured by project, rather than by application?

Spaces seems to give you a choice of having a given software application open in a single space or in all spaces. Is there a way to configure Spaces to so that each space is devoted to a particular ...
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Why isn't Alt-Tab working for switching windows of the same app?

In my MacBook Pro running Lion, I use Command + Tab to switch apps, and Alt1 + Tab for switching windows within an app. In my work iMac, also running Lion, Alt + Tab isn't doing anything, and I can't ...
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Lion - override windows resizing restrictions for certain applications

I am a long time user of a windows manager tool in osx (SizeUp) that I love as it allows me to tile several different windows on my laptop screen while having a full editing window open on my ...
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Remembering window position/size

At work, I have a 27" iMac with a 2560 x 1440 display. I have my windows all laid out as I like them. On Fridays, I telecommute, using my Macbook Pro (1440 x 900) to connect to my work iMac using ...
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All open applications placed on main display after sleep

I've got an iMac 27" i7, with a secondary monitor hooked up via its display port (adapted from a DVI cable coming out of the secondary display). After my iMac goes to sleep, when I wake it back up, ...
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How can I prevent java processes from stealing focus?

Has anyone else noticed that command line java applications in OS X create GUI processes that steal focus (ie, groovy, maven sub processes)? I'm finding it extremely annoying; probably because I've ...
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Script to raise a single window to the front

In a script I'm trying to find the Terminal.app window containing a specific tty device and raise that window to the top. Here's what I have in Applescript so far: tell application "System Events" ...
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What happened to Exposé?

Before Lion I used Exposé daily. Now with Lion it's gone and Mission Control is in its place. Now when I use MC it groups all my open pages instead of showing each page. This is kind of a pain when ...
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How can I get application windows to remember my desired position for them?

It's insanely annoying having the email reply pop directly over my Firefox window every time I hit reply to an email in Mail. Each time I drag it over to the vacant space on the left of my primary ...
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Window out of visible workspace range / unreachable

I'm running OS X Lion on a MacBook Air 11", and when I unplug my secondary display, some windows (e.g., Finder) are overflowing at the edge of the screen. This usually happens on the right-hand side ...
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Create a command to focus a specific window from anywhere in OS

While developing for the web I tend to jump back and forth between my text editor and the browser a lot. I'd like to set a keyboard shortcut at the OS level that allows me to jump to a specific, ...
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Lion opens lots of windows automatically after a restart. How can I stop that?

Lion opens lots of windows automatically after a restart. How can I stop that? It's very annoying. Is there a way to stop this? I found an option in System Preferences ("Restore windows when ...
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Enable click-through, preferrably for all applications

I would like to enable click-through on all windows. Is this possible on Lion? To be more specific, "click-through" as defined by Apple in the Mac OS X Human Interface Guidelines means "that the user ...
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How to a pull a window to my second monitor that's above the current one when the menu bar is in the way?

The menu bar is in the way so I can't pull one of my windows there. I had to move the bar up to that monitor as well so it wouldn't be in the way.
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How do I switch between application windows with keyboard shortcuts?

Say I have two windows of a browser running, how can I switch between those two windows? like Command + Tab?
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Window management software? [duplicate]

I'm using a very simple tool on Windows called http://www.maxto.net which allows me to set screen regions and maximizes to that region. Is there similar software on OS X? The one's I've found only ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to move a window from one monitor to another?

Is there a free app that I can use to move a window from one monitor to the other monitor (assuming only two monitors) via the keyboard? I shouldn't have to use the mouse at all (e.g., for selecting ...
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Move windows around a desktop — and to different desktops — using only the keyboard?

Here's what I'm trying to accomplish using only a keyboard: Move a window to different areas/corners of a desktop Move a window to different desktops Set/unset a window as shown/sticky on all ...
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How do I resize all my windows when I switch displays?

Is there an app that will let me automatically resize all my open windows when I switch between working on my laptop screen and my external monitor? I spend my time either working on an external ...
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Is there WindowTabs like app on Mac OS X?

On Windows, I love to use an app called WindowsTabs. WindowTabs runs in the background and attaches a tab to each of your application windows. Drag one tab onto another and create a tabbed group. ...
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Closing a window in Mission Control

Is it possible to close a window within the Mission Control interface? E.g. by highlighting a window and perform a keyboard/mouse shortcut?
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How do I reorganize windows in Exposé?

Under Snow Leopard, sometimes a strange behaviour occurs in Exposé. I swipe four fingers down to activate it, optionally hover over another window, and swipe four fingers (I believe) again. Instead of ...
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Is there a native way to keep a window always on top in Snow Leopard?

How can you keep one window always on top? I saw that there are several third party solutions, but is there absolutely no way to do it natively?
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Resizing a window to a specific size, for screen recording?

I want to record an application window for a demo/tutorial, and I'd like the video to be a particular resolution. Is there a trick/tool already installed in Lion that allows me to take a window and ...
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Can Lion be configured to use the three finger drag gesture anywhere in the window?

With the proper gesture enabled, Lion allows using a three-finger drag to move a window. However, it only does this when the pointer is over the title bar; gesturing anywhere else in the window does a ...
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Window manipulation software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do any window managers allow me to snap windows to the sides of the display? I was wondering if there is software out there that will make OS X windows act like Windows ...
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Special Characters window no longer resizable in OS X Lion

I upgraded my Mac Pro to OS X Lion (now 10.7.1) a few weeks ago, and am mostly very happy with it. The edge-resizing of Windows is especially nice. Still, the Special Characters app, which used to ...
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How to navigate between screens on the Mac

Cmd+tab is like the task switcher in Windows, except it only pulls the menu bar up for the application, and not the application itself. Q: How do I switch between applications such that the ...
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Is it possible to enable “Focus follows Scrolling”?

I tried out Focus follows mouse and found too many occasions when it really annoys me. Thinking about the cases when I would need focus follows mouse, I realized that it's only necessary when I'm ...
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Windows taskbar in Parallels VM

I'm running Windows 7 in Coherance mode in Parrellels desktop, and have the task bar visible at the bottom of the screen. Is it possible to move the task bar down, behind the Mac Dock, without ...
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Why doesn't the red dot shut down the program?

If I use the red dot in the upper left of the last window of a program, why doesn't it shut the program down? Except for rare programs that run without windows, what's the point of keeping programs ...
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Window saver for Mac OS X

Does anybody know of any software for Mac OS X which will save your program windows, so when you boot up again you can return to the same windows? This would be a huge help since as a developer I ...
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How do you disable the zoom effect / window animations in the new OS X Lion?

I'd like to disable the Zoom effect that the windows produce when they are being opened. Does anyone know a way to disable them?
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Can I disable window resizing from the top edge of the window in Lion?

I often move windows around on the desktop by clicking and dragging them by the title bar. As of Lion, you can resize the window from the top, so if you put the cursor in the top portion of the title ...
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Set “Always on Top” for a window

How do I set a window to be "Always on Top" like in Linux (ie, even if you switch to another application the current window will not go to the background, but it will stay "on top")? I can't seem to ...
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Window management app on mac os x?

I currently use "Stay," and have tried other tools (haven't really loved any of them), but I am looking for a window management tool that does the following: Store my window locations Have a ...
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Resizing/moving windows with keypress and mouse in Mac OS X

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 ...
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how to switch windows faster…?

I used to switch windows using win+1..9 on windows 7. Now switching to mac, i wonder if is there any equivalent feature in snow leopard? Or maybe there exist some third-party application support that? ...
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If I activate expose, then spaces, can I force the window arrangement to stay the same in both views?

This is on OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard). Let's say I activated Expose (All Windows), and I see my windows in a certain arragement. Then I activate Spaces. The spaces I was in sometimes shows the windows in ...
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How can I disable window auto-focus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop spaces from switching automatically? Is there any way to disable the "feature" wherby when I'm in one virtual desktop and something happens in a window in ...
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Edge resizing on Mac Finder windows?

One of the few ways I think Windows beats the Mac is in letting the user resize a window from any edge or corner, not just from the bottom-right corner. I haven't found any software that enables ...
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What is the button in the upper right of windows?

Some Mac applications have this button in the upper right. What is it called? Is there a keyboard shortcut for it? In the case of MacVim, the button toggles the toolbar of colorful icons you see on ...
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Are there apps that enable “sticky” / “magnetic” / “docking” windows?

I am looking for an app that makes windows stick to each other (if anybody used WinAmp back in the day you know what I mean). This would be great when using apps that have several windows that I want ...
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How to change Cmd+Tab on OS X to make it behave like on Windows or Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best app to switch between all open windows (Witch alternatives) I'm looking for a way of making the window switching behave more like on Windows, to switch to last open ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for minimizing Mac OS X windows?

Is there a (hidden) keyboard shortcut for minimizing the frontmost window (that works in most apps)?
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Recall windows to the current space

Is there a way to recall an app to the current space? This is possible by turning Spaces off, but that recalls all apps. I just want one. Sometimes a Safari URL gets opened, and since there is a ...
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What Window Management Options exist for OS X?

I'd like to do something with my windows on OS X, where something includes options like re-arranging, moving, re-sizing, remembering positions, cloning across Spaces, etc. What options exist? Rules ...
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How to make Chrome open a new window for external Links

As some people might know, the default behavior for external links of Google Chrome is quite bad. I'm using Spaces, and opening a link in some application outside of Google Chrome while being on a ...
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Snap feature for Mac?

Coming from Windows I have gotten extremely used to the Windows Snap feature, which resizes a window when it's dragged to the screen edges. However, it's not built into OS X. Are there any 3rd party ...
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Count the number of open windows

Is there a tool to count the number of windows I have open, including on all Spaces? I am curious and too lazy to do it manually. :)