We know maximise a window in OS X (like we do in Ubuntu Unity or MS Windows) is not currently possible.

Are there any third party extensions available from OS X App Store to achieve this?

(I don't want to install applications that are not in App store for security reasons.)


Get Divvy - Window Manager app.

It will let you maximize windows in the more traditional sense of taking all the screen space. It's solid, secure, reliable and can do many, many other things in addition to maximizing. There are many others on the store, but if you search this site for Divvy - you'll see it has wide

  • I tried Divvy but there seems to be no way of maximising windows using mouse clicks. But maximisation works with key combination. – DUKE Jun 12 '14 at 1:42
  • @DUKE It likely won't be possible for a MAS app to over-ride the organic buttons since there likely isn't a public API to change that behavior. – bmike Jun 12 '14 at 12:51
  • I finally find an application called "Cinch" in the app store. Simply dragging the tittle bar of the window to the top of the screen will maximise the window. Probably easier than clicking the small green button. – DUKE Jun 13 '14 at 11:30

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