What is the keyboard shortcut to maximize a window on OSX? I'd like to know the shortcut that is equivalent to double clicking on the window title. I do not want to make the window full screen.
One of the default settings in System Preferences > Dock is [√] Double-click a window's title bar to zoom; however by default, e.g., Finder does not have a keyboard shortcut to zoom a window.
One may add a keyboard shortcut for the Finder > Window > Zoom command in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts, as shown in the image below.
Note that one can also choose All Application and use the following as the menu title,
e.g. Window->Zoom so as not to confuse it with another Zoom command elsewhere in its menu system if applicable.
Have a look at: Create keyboard shortcuts for apps on Mac
Click the [+] and fill in the sheet, then click the Add button:
If I understand your question correctly then On your Mac, do any of the following in a window:
- Maximize a window: Press and hold the Option key while you click the green maximize button in the top-left corner of an app window. To return to the previous window size, Option-click the button again.
You can also double-click an app’s title bar to maximize the window (as long as the option to do so is set to “zoom” in Dock preferences).
- Minimize a window: Click the yellow minimize button in the top-left corner of the window, or press Command-M.
You can set an option in Dock preferences to have a window minimize when you double-click its title bar.
Most windows can be manually resized. Drag the window’s edge (top, bottom, or sides) or double-click an edge to expand that side of the window.
After a great deal of searching I created a tutorial to best describe how to do this. It just goes into the details of properly creating a shortcut and avoiding a conflict.
To sum it up without watching I created a Zoom shortcut using CTRL+OPTION+M
This page got me in the right direction but it didn't work without some tweaks. Hopefully this helps anyone that is currently as frustrated as I was trying to figure this out. Almost gave up. I was quite pleased to be able to figure out how to do this and create shortcuts for almost anything across OS X
Function control speed customization is my main digital priority.
The previous answers do work, of course. The problem is that sometimes maximizing the window isn't the same as having the window full-sized on your desktop.
There is an app on the Mac App Store called "Magnet" (https://apps.apple.com/at/app/magnet/id441258766?mt=12) which does this job perfectly and you can even customize the shortcuts.
If I've understood what you're after correctly, I don't think there's a way to do exactly that natively within macOS; I think a third party productivity app is going to be the best way to achieve this. I agree with the comment which recommends using Magnet, or it maybe worth looking at BetterTouchTool as an option for this as well.