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You can undo window positions by pressing option+command+Z.
It depends on the Application, but mostly it's stored in the defaults database. You can check for example Mail.app with: defaults read com.apple.mail DefaultWindowState If You do not know the key just grep with "window" the output from defaults read BUNDLE_ID where BUNDLE_ID is Your application bundle identifier which can be read like this: ...
The easiest solution is to change the resolution of the screen, because this resets all window positions.
Try this application, it has a LOT of OSX modifications: http://www.bresink.com/osx/TinkerTool.html
What you're seeing, namely, the behavior where the Escape key closes the window, is automatically built in to the NSPanel class, which is a subclass of NSWindow. From Window Programming Guide > How Panels Work: A panel is a special kind of window, typically serving an auxiliary function in an application. The NSPanel subclass of NSWindow adds a ...
Using the esc key to close a modal dialog is usually the same as pressing the Cancel button for the dialog. This is similar to how pressing the Return or Enter keys confirms the action for the button that is highlighted. This has been in Apple's Human Interface Guidelines for Macintosh since the very beginning and is not new to OS X. The guideline can be ...
By ignoring the meta keys, the green button's use is minimized. You can define a shortcut for the Zoom function to toggle between Maximize and Normalize. System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts If you don't see a shortcut for Zoom, click the + button Enter Zoom in the Menu Title field and a shortcut key combination (e.g. ⇧⌘M) Click Add ...
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 ...
I am not aware of a direct way of achieving what you are looking for. Perhaps some more details or screenshots will help understand your challenge better. In the mean time try this app called spectacleapp you should be able to download it from spectacleapp.com. I started using it about 6 months back and now I can't live without it.
There is no current option to accomplish the said goal. I understand the frustration. OS X isn't doing exactly great on windows management, partly because Microsoft has patterns on certain operation design.
On Mavericks 10.9.4, it seems you can hold the Shift key down while you click the green (+) and the window will expand fully.
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