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One of the (few) features of Windows that I miss in Mac OS X is the ability to grab any side of a Window and resize (with all the other sides staying in place). Is there a utility for Mac OS X that adds that ability?

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Could you change the tag to 'window' or something - 'windows' is sort of reserved for something else :) – Jonik Jul 28 '09 at 21:50
Done. (I was tempted to also leave the "windows" tag, but I guess this question isn't really about Windows.) – Daryl Spitzer Jul 28 '09 at 21:54
Yeah. :) Thanks – Jonik Jul 28 '09 at 21:59
...........Geez – SmartMethod Feb 11 '10 at 16:00
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This tool allows you to do this i think and provides keyboard shortcuts.

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Looks nice, I'll have to try it out – Jonik Jul 28 '09 at 21:52
@Jonik, please post the resutls!!! – OscarRyz Jul 28 '09 at 22:54
I have just tried this, and a) Moving the apple script to the ~/Library/Scripts ( which didn't exist ) didn't create any menu item, and b) running the script always resizes the script editor :P Nice tool anyway :) – OscarRyz Jul 28 '09 at 23:22
@Oscar: To enable the script menu run the AppleScript Utility app and check "Show Script menu in menu bar." – jtb Jul 31 '09 at 6:56
Very hacked together, but nice. Will take a look. – bgw Aug 12 '09 at 3:27

I use better touch tool for window moving and resizing. Using keyboard shortcuts in combination with mouse movements anywhere over the window is less fiddly than trying to grab the side of a window.

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I found Divvy, which gives me what I needed (in a better way), even though it's not exactly what I was looking for. Check out the video at

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Seems to be similar to Mercury Mover, which is around forever. But both don't actually answer your question ;) – Daniel Beck Feb 6 '11 at 21:12
Right, that's why I didn't accept this answer. But it may be useful to others with the same question. – Daryl Spitzer Feb 15 '11 at 23:36

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