On Ubuntu to maximize a window we can select the window key and then the up arrow and the window maximizes.

It's also possible to select the window key and side key to pan a window to one side.

Are there any similar shortcuts on MacOS?


Simultaneously holding down the control-command-F keys maximizes the window.

Re-typing the same keys reverse the process and puts the window back to its original size.

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    There is difference between fullscreen and maximized screen in Apple support documentation: 'To work in a bigger window without going full screen, maximize (or zoom) the window.'. May 28 '21 at 19:56

There are Apps that allow for this, Rectangle and Magnet come to mind off the top of my head. There are a few more. I prefer Rectangle over Magnet.

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  • Rectangle rocks!! Thanks!!
    – Ole
    May 29 '21 at 20:31

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