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Window management refers to software that controls the placement, layout, and appearance of various windows on OS X.

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Open app and make sure it gets focus [closed]

I want to open a specified app and focus it. Sometimes app only open and do not focus, but need to be selected again to get focus. I want to have the option to make sure they focus too. I want to add ...
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Prevent grouping windows in nested app icon that are only accessible via right click?

in mac if I use the yellow "-" button on the left corner of a chrome window it puts it in the doc, but it groups it with the rest of the chrome app, then when I click the icon it doesn't ...
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Can't Tile Windows after macOS reinstall

I recently had to reinstall macOS (Sonoma) on my M3 MacBook Pro and I no longer have the option to Tile windows to either side of the screen. This option has been replaced by Move Window to X Side of ...
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How can I prevent macOS from rearranging windows?

macOS appears to rearrange windows, sometimes. I haven't figured out the exact circumstances, but it always seems to occur while the system is idle, usually long enough for the external monitor to ...
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Recover data from "stale" process

I had a windowserver crash recently, but my MuseScore 4 Development version was somehow not killed (possibly because it's launched from the command line) and stays in the process list in activity ...
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'Always on top' window on macOS Ventura [duplicate]

I need some way to place any chosen window to always be on top. For example, when I use TextEdit I sometimes need to write something from Google and I have to split the screen or click to open ...
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How can I replace the button in Mission Control that adds a new virtual desktop (+) when the dock is positioned on the right side?

I use MacBook Pro M3 with macOS Sonoma 14.4. The button in Mission Control that adds a new virtual desktop (+) generally located аt right side, when the dock orientation down or left. That is more ...
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Can I somehow restrict command+tab to hide apps without document windows open from macOS?

On MacOS, closing the last window of an app does not close that app. (To speed up opening a new window later, I assume.) Motivation Let's look at 2 common activities: A) opening a document/file that ...
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How can I reverse the loss of window manager pre-set sizes in macOS?

I used to have a feature on my mac hat when a window is dragged to the top, it gets fullscreen. Another tool loved on the menu bar that had a list of around 15 different preset window sizes. Both of ...
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How to Prevent Title Bar from Auto-Showing When Switching Between Full Screen Spaces on macOS?

On macOS Sonoma (version 14.2.1), I encounter an issue where the application's title bar automatically shows up each time I switch between full screen apps across different spaces. This behavior is ...
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All windows minimized after login

I have a weird problem. Sometimes, directly after login, all windows are minimized. The windows were not minimized when logging out. Most of the time they are restored to their previous position after ...
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spawn two apps in split view from terminal

I often use a local code editor and latexmk to get a UX similar to the Overleaf web-based LaTeX editor. To do this, I: navigate to the project directory in terminal. spawn a text editor in a GUI ...
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When would you intentionally minimize a window? [closed]

Context Several times a week, I accidentally minimize a window by mistake. This is often by hitting ⌘ M when aiming for another keyboard shortcut such as ⌘ N (New Window). Each time, I would spend 5-...
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iTerm2 Cannot open more than 6 windows

It seems there is some sort of arbitrary limit in place for the number of iTerm2 windows I can have open on my Mac at one time. I can open up to 6 instances normally, but the 7th instance always ...
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Faster method to tile windows without admin access

Note: I should just ask IT support to grant access, but they wouldn't allow the installation of an unreviewed app. I don't have access to sudo or an administrator account on my macOS 13 machine. I ...
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Windows Minimising to the Left Rather than the Dock

When I minimise a window, instead of appearing in the dock, it is now appearing on the left. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to turn the behaviour back the way it was? I'm using Sonoma 14.1.2.
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Bi-directional window cycling on Mac with `⌘ + ~` and without `shift`?

Is it possible on Mac when I cycle between same app's windows with command + tilde (⌘ + ~), stop/release, and then cycle again -- make it go in opposite direction on the second cycle? Such that I ...
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Can I enlarge the system scrollbar size?

I would like to enlarge/widen the default system scrollbar size - it annoys me how the width has shrunk over the years. I have found how to do this for certain individual applications (e.g. Firefox), ...
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Toggling Preview sidebar changes the size of the window

In Preview, if the sidebar is opened (e.g. by toggling thumbnails on) when the window is below a certain width, then the window expands to accommodate the sidebar. I think this happens because Preview ...
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MacBook move focus to recent window instead of next window

In MacBook, Cmd+` cycles through the windows of the same application. However, if I have multiple windows open, then to toggle between two windows, I have to cycle through all the windows. Is there a ...
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Focus problem with multiple window apps on 3 displays

When using 2 external monitors (for a total of 3 displays), I have Chrome (or any other multi-window app) with two windows open on different displays (say display-1 and display-2). When I change focus ...
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Dragging an app window to edge doesn't go to next desktop

MacBook Pro. The built-in display has two desktops and I also have connected to an external monitor with one desktop. Dragging between monitors works as expected. The external monitor is "above&...
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How to "maximze" window size but still within dock and menu bar?

Let's say I'm running an app. If the green button is clicked, the app will be set into fullscreen mode. I don't want that. Instead I want it to be "semi maximized" like this, that is not ...
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When drag window between MacOS (Monterey) monitors, window is underneath

I am new to MacOS and this maybe standard behaviour when moving windows between monitors. I cannot drag maximised windows between monitors by left-clicking and dragging the window menu bar. I have to ...
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Script to move programs to predefined window/desktop configurations [duplicate]

I want to have a specific window/desktop configuration to remain (or switch to). In detail, I want certain programs to be fullscreen at all times and some in fullsplitscreen (which are respectively on ...
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Why does Safari steal focus and come to the foreground when next.js dev server shows an error?

I just started developing my first web application using next.js and VisualStudioCode. VisualStudioCode saves any edits by default after a very short pause of inactivity, so whenever I type slowly, it ...
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How can you switch between windows in a stage manager group?

I want to organize my open windows into Stage Manager groups based on my tasks. So, for instance, in one group I might have a browser window and a dev tools window, in a second group I might have a ...
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Bring Finder window to front by id?

Is it possible to bring a Finder window to the front by id? I've tried both of the following, but neither seems to work. tell application "System Events" to tell process "Finder" ...
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How do I increase an app’s width using a keyboard shortcut?

While we're using an application that is not in full-size mode, we can double click the right edge of its window to maximize its width along the right side. This also works similarly when we double ...
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How to change new window coordinates?

I would like to reset new window coordinates: now when I open new Opera window - it is placed just below the main opera window while I'd like it to hide the main window completely at least at the top. ...
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Assigning application to All Desktops causes unfocused windows to be moved to the back on some of my displays

I have a multiple display setup with multiple Desktops/Workspaces on each display. I have 'Displays have separate Spaces' and 'Group windows by application' enabled. 'Stage Manager' and the other ...
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Floating window strange behaviour on two vertically stacked monitors with M2 Mac Mini running Ventura [duplicate]

I have just installed a dual stacked monitor setup and running Ventura 13.2.1 MacOS on an M2 Pro Mac Mini, and am experiencing some very strange behaviour. If I have a window open - e.g. Safari, and ...
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Window assigned to no desktop moves across desktops when focused on Ventura

When a window is not assigned to any desktop (Dock icon -> Options -> Assign To: None), when switching desktops using the trackpad, it may sometimes move the window to the newly selected desktop....
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Windows Assigned to All Desktops Flash When Switching Between Desktops on macOS Ventura

On macOS Ventura, when switching between desktops using either the trackpad or the control+arrow shortcut, there is a delay of approximately 1 second before the window on the new desktop takes focus. ...
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How can I switch among apps with Cmd/whatever + number keys, as on Unix desktop environments?

How can I switch among application windows using Cmd/Opt + 1/2/3... etc, like on Unity or KDE? Why? This is especially handy if you often switch among the same few apps, e.g. a browser, a file manager ...
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What happened? Why can't I dock the window on the side to switch the desktop?

In the past months, I can hold a app window on the left or right side of screen for some seconds to switch to nearby desktop. However, it started not to work these days. What is the reason?
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Disabling MacOS Ventura Shortcut to Move Window to the Bottom or Top

Since updating to MacOS Ventura, I cannot find any way to disable some keyboard shortcuts. The 'move window' shortcuts appear to work now but I cannot find where to modify or disable these in the ...
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macOS Catalina : Dock automatically getting selected instead of other opened windows

I am new to Mac. I have both Safari and Xcode window open. Problem is, whenever I am quiting my Xcode, currently open Safari window isn't automatically getting selected. Instead Dock getting selected. ...
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How to use both hotkeys AND command tab to go to app window

I've used both iTerm and the new Warp terminal apps which both offer a hotkey shortcut to open a window. But the hotkey feature disables the native macos command+tab switcher for those apps. I want ...
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How to disable automatic window resizing when moving between monitors?

When moving a window between monitors of different sizes, the system automatically resizes the window based on the relative dimensions of the source and destination monitors. Apparently this feature ...
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How can I close a window without bringing other windows for that app to the front?

If have multiple windows open for an app and I close one of those windows the top-most window from that app immediately jumps to the front even if it was behind a window from another app. I'm a long ...
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Is there a way to make certain applications hide as soon as they no longer become the active window?

I have a few application which I would really like it if they were to hide automatically instead of moving behind the new active window. It would be great if I could make some sort of daemon which ...
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MacOS: Change animation speed of Stage Manager

I'm interested in using Stage Manager for MacOS, but I find the window switching animations too slow. Is there a way to change the animation speed, e.g. via a Terminal command to alter a .plist ...
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How to prevent MacOS to change focus on other monitors when I'm switching Spaces or clicking on a window

I have seen this question before but everyone seems to say that it's not a bug, but a feature. I beg to disagree and provide my problem and perspective: I have Chrome spread between two Spaces in ...
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How do I prevent windows from maximizing when "touching" the menu bar in Ventura?

After upgrading to Ventura, everytime I drag a window up towards the menu bar, it maximizes. How do I disable that?
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How can I use a keyboard shortcut to switch focus to another display?

I looked at this question - Keyboard shortcut to switch focus between multiple displays on OS X 10.9+ - but the op doesn't seem to have the same goal as me. I have a multi-monitor setup, and I have ...
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macOS window closing order

When I have multiple windows open for an application (e.g., Safari), when I close one window, the other window automatically comes into focus, above other application windows that may have been in ...
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Resize macOS partition gaining from Windows partition resized

This question is about macOS BigSur 11.6.1 w/ Boot Camp Windows 10. The HDD was partitioned for macOS and Windows 10. Since the macOS upgrade to 12/13 needs bigger size, I resized the Windows ...
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Any systematic way to switch between windows in macOS?

I am using Mac for a year now, but still didn't figure out if there is any systematic way to switch between windows here? Obviously it is not possible to use Command-TAB all the time as in Windows. ...
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Cmd+` opens Finder instead of opening next app window

I have: System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Keyboard > Menu focus next window = Cmd + ` (default) But in fact, this shortcut calls Finder (next press gets focus back to the window)...
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