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I'm sorry to tell you, but it probably isn't possible without using any software.Try assigning different applications between different Desktops (Spaces, as it was called earlier).Switch between Desktops by swiping 3 fingers left or right on your touchpad or Ctrl + Left arrow key / Ctrl + Right arrow key. View all desktops by swiping up with 3 fingers and ...


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Use Hyperswitch. I just stumbled on this posting now, and did some digging and found this nice "new" app. https://bahoom.com/hyperswitch Works well for me (basically turns your mac's application-switching into a windows-style task-switching environment <- much more intuitive especially when working w/ multiple screens/spaces).


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Try using Helium. It uses a 'customizable translucency' to keep a window on top of other windows. Plus, it won't intercept mouse clicks on top of it unless you want it to. As of now, it only supports a browser window but the question doesn't indicate if that's a requirement of the OP or not.


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Moom is pretty awesome and will allow you to do #1 and #2. https://manytricks.com/moom/


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In general it is fine to just close the windows. If you are a software developer or otherwise have very special needs, you might need to quite the applications explicitly. However, in general - just close the windows. The other answers to your question does not seem to take into account that the mechanism regards closing windows vs. applications was changed ...


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One of Mac's most confusing features is the red close button, which you think would shut down an application but often doesn't. When you press X button in the window - you actually close the windows related to the app, but it does not quit. Here's more information: Close windows When you close an app’s window, the window closes, but the app remains ...


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There's no real easy answers to this. It's going to depend on such things as how much memory your system has, what the apps are, how well are they written etc. For example, if you have a small amount of memory and checking Activity Monitor shows little memory available, or a lot of swap space being used. Then you probably want to ensure apps are quit to ...


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Drag the entire window down until it covers up the gap. Then resize the window at the top to cover the gap left at the top of the screen. Then you have no gaps.


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I'm not sure if it's the best option out there, but the application Stay offers this functionality, albeit in a limited way. It's possible to configure default window sizes and positions for applications. Saving a state and restoring the state can be done with keyboard shortcuts. I would however have liked to see more options and different presets, even ...


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You could have an alternate login to X11, but use a non- Apple X11 VNC client to call Apple screen sharing.


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A bonus method if you want to do this entirely with trackpad instead: I forgot to mention that HyperSwitch also adds this functionality into the mac's built in cmd+tab app switcher. You need to enable the setting in HyperSwitch to display window previews on the app switcher. Again, using BetterTouchTool, I used a trackpad gesture to trigger the ...


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I know this post is old, but I came across it in Google when I was looking for a solution myself. Maybe someone else will look here too. I have found an answer by using the free app Hyperswitch This engages a window switcher (fullscreen instances included) using cmd+` It operates the same way as the normal mac cmd+tab app switcher. I also went to ...


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No. Native OS X apps don't call down to X11 protocol and no one (Apple or other) has implemented any sort of shim/translation layer/conversion tool to port over the API. It would surely involve slowdown, reduced acceleration, possibly loss of fidelity and loss of functionality.



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