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

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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. :)
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Keeping the dock visible without affecting window size?

Is there any way to keep the dock visible without it affecting the size of windows? On my MBP 13" I have the dock hidden since it simply takes to much screen real estate, but working with a tablet I ...
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Creating a shortcut for Zooming (maximizing) windows that actually works on every app?

As of MacOS 10.6.6, there's no keyboard shortcut that I know of for zooming (maximizing) the window. There's ⌘M to minimize, though. I made a custom shortcut, defined it on the keyboard preferences ...
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Raise/lower/move/resize windows with mouse + modifier keys

I'm a longtime FVWM user over on the Linux side and have developed some keyboard + mouse shortcuts that I find very helpful in managing windows. Specifically: left click + command + shift = send to ...
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Fake rectangle/window visible under some windows

tricky question here. I don't know how long this has been going on, but I noticed it only recently. My semi-transparent windows have a “fake” square/window beneath them, which is visible (it also ...
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OS X Dock+ Window/App management

I'm working on my Mac for video editing from time to time and normaly use Windows and Linux. Thinking about to switch completely but there is one thing I'm so darn used to which held me back for years ...
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How to make terminals open side-by-side?

I use terminals a lot, and I frequently open and close them. The problem is that whenever I open a new terminal using ⌘+n it overlaps the current one, and I have to move it out of the way first. ...
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How to run Wireshark in the background without the GUI?

I am trying to run Wireshark on Mac OS X in the background. I installed the command line utilities, and so I am able to start Wireshark and capture packets using the command line. The only thing I ...
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Switching between applications in OS X

It is very easy to switch applications in OS X using ⌘-tab. But what if an application is hidden? Let me describe some problems I am facing and what I want to accomplish. ⌘-tab switches between all ...
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Is there a good replacement for the Dock?

What are the best dock replacements? It's frustrating to keep track of windows in the dock unless they're minimized. For instance, I often have 10-15 separate PDF documents open. It's ...
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How can I set up an alternative X11 window manager in Mac OS X 10.6?

I've tried to install an X11 window manager in Mac OS X 10.6.5 such as ratpoison via fink, but I can't get it to start. I am also thinking about getting xmonad to work in 10.6.5, does anyone know how ...
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Browsing left (up) in column view with no horizontal scroll bar?

Sometimes in an "Open" or "Save" dialog you want to go one directory up. It is in column view, but there simply is no column to the left and no horizontal scroll bar. Is there a way to go up one ...
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Best app to switch between all open windows (alternatives to Witch)

After 4 years of being a Mac user, there is only one thing that I still miss from the Windows world, and that is being able to switch with a single keystroke between all open windows in the computer. ...
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How do you maximize windows?

Unlike Windows, you cannot maximize a window in Mac with a click of the button. The little green (+) button next to the red and yellow buttons at the left of the windows does some strange stuff ...
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What setting causes OS X to let you resize windows behind the dock?

I've set up my fair share of Macs over the years, but I've never been able to pinpoint what setting tells OS X that you're ok with being able to drag-resize a window vertically so that it goes behind ...
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Autotiling for Mac OS X

I love the big screen on the iMacs, but having to shape the applications so they don't overlap is not optimal. Is there a way to have an autotiling feature, so that with the touch of a (configurable ...
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Alternative way to move windows around screen

In X (Xfree86 on Linux or UNIX) I could move a window around the screen by holding down a modifier key (the CTRL key if memory serves me correctly) and move a window around the screen by dragging it ...
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Mac OS X Application to Float a Window in Front of Others

It would be nice if it was a button you could press on the top right that 'tacked' the currently selected window in front of all other windows permanently (until the button is pressed again). Does ...
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Do any window managers allow me to snap windows to the sides of the display?

Can you recommend a Window Manager for the Mac? I would like to have a keyboard shortcut that would snap a windows to the left or right half of my screen.
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How can I resize a Mac OS X app window after disconnecting from an external monitor?

I'm a MacBook user, and when I'm home I plug into a large external monitor to get additional screen space. When I'm on the go I disconnect and use my laptop's built-in display. For the most part this ...