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how to make four windows of the same app fill four quadrants of a screen using slate

I can move a window to the top left corner of a screen using something like this in slate bind a:shift;cmd;alt move screenOriginX;screenOriginY screenSizeX/2;screenSizeY/2 usually when I fire ...
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1answer
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how to resize window to quarter screen width and height in slate

I'm using slate as a window manager, and I would like to bind a certain key combo to automatically resize and position the window as follows window width and height will each be half the size of the ...
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1answer
163 views

can I set mouse focus in OSX [duplicate]

I would like to use my MAC mini like I use my linux boxes without having to install X11 and another window manager. The primary feature I miss is mouse focus without a window having to be in the ...
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0answers
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How to remove window decoration under OSX?

I want to try a tiling window manager for OSX like this one: https://github.com/fjolnir/xnomad. I found a tool to remove window shadow here: https://github.com/pufuwozu/toggle-osx-shadows But ...
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1answer
51 views

Windows/OS X: Is it possible to switch to a window in a particular direction?

I'm looking for the functionality that you can find on window managers like awesome, screen, and tmux where you can specify the window you want to switch to with a directional key. When using ...
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2answers
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Can I install an alternative window manager on Mac OS X?

I come from the Windows and Linux world. Is there an alternative window manager for OS X such that I can move the "stoplight" icons from the left to the right on the titlebar of the window, and also ...
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0answers
309 views

Safari minimize button is disabled

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X version 10.7.5. Safari's minimize button (the one with a '-' in it in left top corner) is disabled (turned gray) and now either I have to keep Safari on the desktop ...
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1answer
107 views

OpenBox pyPanel error with Imlib2 on OSX

I'm trying to use pyPanel in OpenBox, but when I run it I get this error: Xlib.protocol.request.QueryExtension Imlib2 dlopen failed: dlopen(/usr/lib/libImlib2.so.1, 10): image not found I have ...
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1answer
216 views

How to start Mac OS X client without its window manager Quartz Compositor?

I am planning to install Mac OS X Lion or Mountain Lion into a virtual machine mainly build XCode project. The virtual machine will run on my laptop. Therefore, I am trying to cut down the virtual ...
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1answer
210 views

any way to assign hotkeys to open minimized windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cycling through minimized windows I usually have 3-4 firefox windows, 1 macvim and adium in OSX 10.7. I like to keep only one or two windows open at a time with the rest ...
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5answers
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Juggling between 2 Chrome windows in Mac OS X

I open a lot of separate windows of Chrome on my Mac. However, juggling between two separate windows of Chrome doesn't work with Command+tab. When I press command+tab, only one instance of Chrome can ...
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1answer
62 views

Macbook moves windows on single click

On occasion, when I click on a window (by tapping on the trackpad), the window goes into some strange movement mode - keyboard input is ignored, and wherever I click next the window is moved to (and ...
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2answers
467 views

What it the location of Window manager on Mac OS X?

I am trying to find where the window manager is located/install on my Mac OS X system, but have not been able to do so? Can anyone please point me to the location? EDIT: I believe window manager on ...
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0answers
650 views

How to force-resize a window in OS X?

I remember from my Windows XP days that there was a utility that would let me re-size non-re-sizable windows. Is there something like that on OS X? I'm using PandoraJam and it is sort of iframing the ...
4
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1answer
279 views

Make Finder window hover above all apps

I'm looking for a utility that will help me in keeping Finder windows hovering about all apps. Anyone heard of such?
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1answer
159 views

Set an app to Full Screen mode, but keep windowed?

When an app is put into full screen mode you typically get rid of the navigation/menu bars, making more space available. But you lose the option to view other apps at the same time. Is there any way ...
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1answer
98 views

How to use one display exclusively for one application?

I regularly use virtualisation software. My most common use case is to have one monitor for the virtual system and one monitor for the physical system. But of course, the physical system always puts ...
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4answers
322 views

How to specify where new program window appears?

When I open pdf using Preview I want the Preview window to be placed in the right upper corner not in the left one. Any idea how I can do that? OS X 10.6.2
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1answer
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Lock application window movement on Mac OS X

Sometimes, when I use touchpad to control cursor and I'm clicking or double clicking, I move the application window a few pixels because my finger does not tap the touchpad on one place. Is there a ...
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6answers
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Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X

I know how to Hide (Cmd+H) or Minimize (Cmd+M) a focused window in OS X, but I can't find a keyboard shortcut or even a menu item to restore, unhide, unminimize, or otherwise show a window that I've ...
2
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7answers
476 views

Mac OS X: Managing Windows

So here is my problem, originally I'm a Windows user and developerr, and now I have a Mac OS based machine, I'm developing on Mac OS X as well, but the problem is that on Windows I feel comfortable ...
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1answer
424 views

Install Ion3 Window Manager on OSX?

I want to install Ion3 on OSX. What is the easiest way? I already tried Ports: > port install ion3 Tells me something about license issues. Compiling the source: > make fails (I guess some ...
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2answers
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Best way to organize / tile multiple windows on Mac OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to arrange Application Windows on Mac OS X Often I find myself with 4 textmate windows open – e.g.: Getting this to look right takes a lot of fiddling; what ...
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2answers
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disabling focus stealing in Mac OS X?

I have a program that works in the background but whenever it does something, it steals mouse focus. Often, while I'm in the middle of typing something. Needless to say, this is very annoying. Is it ...
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2answers
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On Mac OS X (10.6.4) is there a keyboard shortcut to close all other windows

On Mac OS X (10.6.4) is there a keyboard shortcut to close all other windows except the one with focus?
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2answers
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Ubuntu-style Multiple Desktops for Mac OS X

Is it possible to set up multiple desktops on a Mac?
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2answers
2k views

Tiling Windows on Mac [closed]

Can you recommend a good free Tiling Window Manager for Mac OS X? Open Source would be a plus, but it's not required. NOTE: I know about Expose', but it doesn't "tile" the windows as far as I know ...
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3answers
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How to I get window drop functionality on Mac OS X?

Windows 7 has a neat feature where the Windows Key in conjunction with the arrow keys tiles the active window. Windows key + left arrow moves it to the left half, windows key + right arrow moves your ...
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2answers
899 views

Use option to drag windows (Mac OS)

In a lot of window managers for X11, you can move windows by clicking anywhere on them and dragging while holding down the alt key. Is there anyway to get similar functionality on Mac OS X?
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1answer
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Cycling tabs graphically

Mac OS X's window manager is composed of: Applications Windows Tabs By default on OS X, you can cycle over applications with the famous ⌘⇥ shortcut. In addition to this, I use a little utility ...
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4answers
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Align windows to a grid in Snow Leopard

I've become so used to aligning windows to a grid on Windows (via Win+Arrow Key) and Linux (via Compiz Grid) that when I sit down at a Mac I want to gouge my eyes out trying to align windows. How can ...
4
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2answers
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How can I create profiles for the windows that are open on my Mac?

As a semi-dual monitor user on my MacBook, I run into a particular issue that drives me nuts. The scenario is at work I run my MacBook Pro's display as the secondary monitor to a dual-monitor setup. I ...
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1answer
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Mac App window stuck under the finder bar

I opened an app and the Dock was in the way so it automatically adjusted up and under the Finder. It seems to remember this position whenever I reopen it. I can "Zoom" but I really don't want to ...
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4answers
1k views

Rollup Windows on Mac

Is there anyway to make windows rollup on Mac 10.6? I prefer rollup in some circumstances to minimising because it allows me to easy bring the window back up again.
4
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4answers
2k views

How to switch back to previous window on OS X?

As a long time Windows users I'm used to switch between two windows using keyboard. Now at Mac I just can't figure out how to do that! Command-Tab works nicely between apps, but how to do the same ...
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9answers
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What keyboard shortcuts move, resize, and maximize windows under Mac OS X?

I just checked http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table%5Fof%5Fkeyboard%5Fshortcuts but the following "Window management" entries are blank for Mac OS X: Move the focused window Resize the focused window ...
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1answer
769 views

Turn off Window Change on Hover in Mac OS X

Was mucking around with OmniDazzle, and appropriately pressed every keyboard shortcut to see all the effects. Unfortunately now, when I hover over 'another' window - it comes into focus without me ...
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3answers
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What exactly does the little green “+” button do in Mac OS X?

OK, I must admit that I am from the Windows world and started using Leopard not for long. One really annoying thing when using my shiny new OS is that I can't predict what exact behavior it brings ...