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Spectacle Open source, available at GitHub, accepting donations App Store link (will not be updated past version 0.6.9) Center = Command+Option+C Fullscreen = Command+Option+F Left Half = Command+Option+← Right Half = Command+Option+→ Top Half = Command+Option+↑ Bottom Half = Command+Option+↓ Upper Left Corner = Command+Control+← Lower Left Corner = ...


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Specifically, it means that hitting that button will produce a prompt rather than immediately performing the action of closing the window. While this is usually a save dialog, it could be anything requiring further user action. In this sense, it is equivalent to ellipses on the ends of menu entries.


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Shift-click the green (+)


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Moom App Store ($9.99) As per their website: Move your mouse over the green zoom button in any window, and Moom's mouse control overlay will appear (as seen in the above animation). Here's what happens when you click the various icons in Moom's mouse control overlay: Move & Zoom to Full Screen Move & Zoom to Left Half Move & Zoom to Right ...


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BetterTouchTool (free) BetterTouchTool is known for bringing more functionality to multi-touch trackpads and mice. It also allows you to to snap to the right/left sides, and all four corners. I would highly recommend this application.


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Download and use RightZoom. It overrides your green plus (zoom) button and works like Windows maximize. You can add it to your login items in your user account to run every time you start OS X.


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Welcome to OS X. It can be a great aid to your workflow, and make you more productive. You should be able to adjust pretty quickly after the initial learning curve. Please be advised that there are some small things you'll have to change in your workflow, as OS X is after all a completely different OS. But over time, you'll grow to enjoy it. I'll address ...


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Divvy by Mizage App Store ($14) Provides a grid window you can use to select (via mouse) the size+location of your window. Has a finer grained selection dialog, and you can add keyboard shortcuts for preset sizes/locations. Activates via an icon in the menu bar, or by a configured global shortcut.


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I use BTT (Better Touch Tool) which includes window snapping, as well as a whole host of other useful features such as extra multitouch gestures, and button management. You can use as much or as little as you want, but window snapping is on by default and just means you drag an application to the top to maximise it, left to align and fill the left half, and ...


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Slate Slate is a relatively new option that's meant to replace all the previous window management tools. To use it you create a ~/.slate file, like a bashrc for window management. This gives you tons of options so you can make it work however you'd like. EDIT: Phoenix As some people have commented slate has seemingly been abandoned with a year since the ...


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SizeUp ($13) by Irradiated Software SizeUp allows you to quickly position a window to fill exactly half the screen (splitscreen), a quarter of the screen (quadrant), full screen, or centered via the menu bar or configurable system-wide shortcuts (hotkeys). Similar to "tiled windows" functionality available on other operating systems ...


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I found that BetterTouchTool solves this problem nicely. The Preferences aren't quite intuitive: Select "Other" category at the top of the window. Make sure that "Global" is selected at the left side. Click "Configure New Trigger" button in the bottom part of the window. Select "Leftclick Green Window Button" as trigger. Select "Zoom Window Below Cursor" ...


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Hyperswitch is free and works well. It also looks nice: http://bahoom.com/hyperswitch


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I ended up using BetterTouchTool to do this. Overall I found it to be the most configurable. Here is a screenshot of my configuration, whereas Cmd+Ctrl+W moves a window to the next monitor. Unfortunately, "next monitor" is the only option, if you have a three-or-more head setup it just rotates through the list. The only shortcoming of BetterTouchTool is ...


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SOLUTION: Move your mouse, while dragging a window, up through the menubar faster. Go to System Preferences -> Display. Select the Arrangement tab, and arrange the secondary monitor so that it sits on top of your MacBook monitor. You should be able to move your application window up to the secondary monitor now. As mentioned in the comments, if the ...


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SizeUp is exactly what you need: SizeUp allows you to quickly position a window to fill exactly half the screen (splitscreen), a quarter of the screen (quadrant), full screen, or centered via the menu bar or configurable system-wide shortcuts (hotkeys). Similar to "tiled windows" functionality available on other operating systems.


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There's a free open source app called spectacle that has a bunch of handy window management shortcuts. For full screen, press: cmd + option + F It also has a bunch of options for 1/2 screen, 1/3 screen, top half, bottom half, etc.


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BetterSnapTool App Store ($1.99) BetterSnapTool allows you to easily manage your window positions and sizes by either dragging them to one of your screens corners or to the top, left or right side of your screen. This lets you easily maximize your windows, position them side by side or even resize them to quarters of the screen. In addition to that you ...


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Option+Tab shouldn't be assigned to switching windows by default. You could've reassigned it in the Keyboard preferences: It could also be handled by some third party app like Witch, LiteSwitch X, or Keyboard Maestro on the MacBook Pro.


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Another tool is Moom (5$ in the Apple Store): you can divide the screen in a number of squares and define keyboard shortcut to position the windows. Several standard placements are already defined by default (right/left half, bottom/top half, ...) I never used anything else (I'm very happy with Moom) but DoublePane was mentioned several time on ...


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In most apps, it's an indicator that there's an open file with unsaved changes (although this is less common now that many apps use OS X auto save). In Terminal it indicates a process is running in the window.


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Amethyst (open source, free) Tiling window manager for OS X similar to xmonad. Was originally written as an alternative to fjolnir’s awesome xnomad but written in pure Objective-C. It’s expanded to include some more features like Spaces support not reliant on fragile private APIs. Source code: http://github.com/ianyh/Amethyst/


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There is a way to get the windows back to normal without quitting the app, but it's not ideal. If you move the dock, the applications will move back into place, the easiest way is to click the  and go to dock, then change the position, then repeat to put it back to where you had it originally. https://discussions.apple.com/message/23766770#23766770


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⌘+M works in most applications.


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Moom can do this. It is not free, but Moom is a fantastic window management app. It lets you assign keyboard shortcuts to a variety of windows movements (including move to other display) and gives you an overlay of the OS X standard window controls. Here are some screenshots: Here is a list of window management apps from another AskDifferent post, What ...


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The button in the top right of each window is not for minimizing and maximizing the window, but for putting it in and out of fullscreen mode (which is why it covers the menu bar, as you said). The keyboard shortcut to toggle fullscreen depends on the application. Most applications that I use on a daily basis (such as Google Chrome, Terminal, Mail, and ...



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