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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 this functionality on the Mac. Does such a thing exist?

  • possible duplicate of What Window Management Options exist for OS X? – user588 Apr 6 '11 at 16:57
  • @mankoff: I checked that before I asked my question and it didn't seem to deal specifically with my issue. Now that I've learned about Afloat thanks to Aaron Lake I see that this specific feature is buried at the bottom of a longer list of features in the Afloat entry. Do what you want regarding closing this question, but my question and that one are not duplicative. – Robusto Apr 6 '11 at 17:45
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Afloat, a free product by Infinite Labs, will let you resize a window by pressing + Control + Right Click. Divvy would also work, but Afloat is a free solution.

  • I tried Afloat, and it was okay; however, I then tried Flexiglass, and I prefer it. However, it does cost money ($8 on App Store), whereas Afloat is free... – user7624 Jul 5 '11 at 2:23
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One of the new features that arrived in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is the ability to resize a window from any edge.

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I know you are looking specifically for edge resizing, but one option would be to use software that lets you set up predefined window sizes/locations that you can apply to a window.

For example, Divvy lets you create presets or drag your mouse against a small grid to locate the window. I'm just getting started with it but it seems useful.

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Although this does not answer the OP's actual question (namely, resizing from window edges), since Afloat ended up been mentioned, I wanted to point out another app similar in purpose to Afloat is Zooom/2. It has the advantage of letting you choose the key bindings for resize (and other) behaviors it implements. It's not free, but it works. (I've used both Zooom/2 and Afloat, and have no ties whatsoever to any of the developers.)

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