This question is about the Preview app. I use that a lot to read stuff (PDF files, etc.
Each time it opens, it forgets the last Window state.
On a Retina Mac, it is ideal to have it opened at "Two pages" view (Command-3) in "almost fullscreen" mode: the window as large and wide as possible but keeping the menu, toolbar and dock visible (this is almost distraction free).
The way I do it now is tedious, especially as I have to repeat these steps for every document:
- open a document
- press Command-3
- drag the top-left corner of the Preview window to the left of the screen against the menu bar on the top.
- drag the bottom-right corner of the Preview window to the right of the screen against the dock on the bottom.
I'm a software developer. I hate repetitive steps.
How can I either:
- force Preview to open this way?
- if Preview can't: by keyboard force Preview to be "almost full screen" with "Two pages" view?
- bonus: make this work for other applications (like Chrome or FireFox) as well.
More than a year ago, I switched my host machine from Windows to Mac. Most things work great (some like battery life and speed of sleep/wake should be far more advertised), but there are still a few things that I miss dearly. Most of those have to do with me having had RSI in the early 90's because of mouse and touchpad usage, so I'm very keyboard oriented.