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I use this approach: Use ALTTAB to switch to the off-screen application. Press ALTSPACE to bring up the system menu (you won't see it because it is off screen) Press R to select the "Restore" menu choice to ensure the windows isn't is maximized (you can not move it if it is maximized) Press ALTSPACE again, then M to select the "Move" menu choice. Press one ...


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This way requires a bit of practice: press ⌘ ⇥ (Command-Tab) to show your running apps. Keep holding ⌘. press ⇥ until you've selected the minimized app press the ⌥ (Option) key, and let go of the ⌘ key. You must release the Command key after pressing the Option key! Note that this only works for an app with all of its windows minimized. If there is ...


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For Windows 7 users: Win + Shift + Left or Right will move the selected window to the monitor in that direction.


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What version of Windows are you using? Windows 7 comes with native support for exactly this. Win+Shift+left: Move focussed window one monitor to the left Win+Shift+right: Move focussed window one monitor to the right EDIT: For XP you could try out UltraMon. Amongst other things it will allow you to define hotkeys for "Move window to next monitor" and ...


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It's called the "Zoom Button". Defined by Apple as: A control that toggles a window between its standard state and its user state. From here. What I take that as is basically that it's "Standard state" is the window size that the programmer hardcoded into the application. The "User state" is the size you've changed it to.


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I use Deskpins for this: There is also PowerMenu if you prefer a context menu solution, which lets you set application priority and transparency from the context menu as well:


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You can get around this with a simple registry change. In registry, search: MouseCornerClipLength Set the value to 0 (from 6) Repeat (there is more than one key with this name, I'm not sure which one(s) are necessary) Restart This stops your mouse catching and is perfect, you can still use the charms bar without issue on the outside edge of your monitors ...


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To restore one of many minimized windows using only the keyboard: Start with a minimized window Cmd + tab to the application icon (Continue to hold Cmd) While holding Cmd, push the up (or down) arrow key on the keyboard. This will bring up a list of all the application's windows (You can release key command key once the window list view comes up if you ...


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I hate the default behavior of that button... To make the green buttom actually maximize the window, try either RightZoom or Stoplight.


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It doesn't remove title bars, but you can use Winsplit Revolution to use create keyboard shortcuts for regions ("tiles") on your screen.


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There are good solutions for both Mac and Windows that I know of: Windows 7 This feature is built in, and it's called Aero Snap. You can use the following keyboard shortcuts to get the behavior you want: Win + ← moves the current window to the left half of the screen. Win + → moves the current window to the right half of the screen. ...


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Answer for Windows as explained on the old new thing: In the taskbar, click the button for the first window you want to position, then hold the Ctrl key and right-click the button for the second window. Select Tile Vertically. Bingo, the two windows are positioned side by side. As mentioned in a comment below, you can also hold Ctrl while ...


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X11 is a network protocol. It encodes things such as graphic primitives, images, pointer motion, and key presses. Xorg is an X server. It implements X11 and provides an interface to keyboards, mice, and video cards. GTK+ is a widget toolkit. It provides things such as buttons, scrollbars, edit boxes, etc. Metacity and Compiz are window managers. They ...


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yes: % startx /usr/bin/google-chrome --kiosk (or use any other webbrowser) you could also add this to your .xinitrc / .xsession file: exec /usr/bin/google-chrome --kiosk


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Another option is to press ⌃F3 (fn^F3 on a MacBook) to bring focus to the dock. From there you can navigate left/right/up/down to select the window you want to unminimize.


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Not built in, but you can install 3rd party software. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/26411/mercurymover http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/30591/right-zoom


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Note: latest version of this article can be found here. Switching to most frequently used applications is best done by keyboard shortcuts. Here is how I do it on each of the three major platforms. GNU/Linux I use GNOME as the desktop environment. Avoiding the use of mouse in areas where the same function can be carried out much faster using the keyboard ...


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Install AutoHotkey and use this script to toggle any window as topmost by pressing CTRL SHIFT T: ^+t:: WinSet, AlwaysOnTop, Toggle,A return


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Mark Shuttleworth explains the reasoning behind this change on his blog. The Ubuntu team wanted to gut the notification area (a.k.a. system tray) and add notification indicator menus instead. They also added window indicators which function similarly to notification indicators, but for windows. In order to add window indicators on the right side of the ...


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Awesome window manager supports tiling as well as floating windows, so you have the choice. The default configuration will give you a minimalist feeling, but Awesome is so configurable that this can be changed. Full use of both mouse and keyboard is supported. Indeed, customizing it to satisfaction may take a long time, but then again at least it is ...


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Applications on Mac OS X are generally only started once, and multiple windows belong to the same process. Internally, there can be additional processes (like for Chrome, or even Safari now), but there is one process responsible for the UI (e.g. the single Dock icon). Workarounds exist, but they are not well known, easy to use, and unreliable. By clicking a ...


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From a wikipedia article: * WindowSizer - Tiles windows (shareware) * WinSplit - Tiles windows using keyboard shortcuts (freeware) * HashTWM - Tiling window manager with automatic tiling (MIT/X11) * GridMove - Tiles and arranges windows on sophisticated layouts with hotkeys and multi-monitor support (freeware/donationware) * bug.n - Dynamic, tiling window ...


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Always On Top Maker It is always good to be cautious with singular applications like these.


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This might be entirely off topic, so feel free to mod me down if MS Windows solutions is not what you want (the post does not explicitly say only Linux solutions). I wrote MaxTo, which partitions your screen into rectangles and changes all maximize events to put windows into those partitions. You can find it at maxto.net.


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In document-based applications, the zoom button toggles between the user state and the optimum size for the content. Unfortunately, many applications, such as Firefox and even Safari, don't actually obey this rule. From the OSXHIGuidelines: Your application determines the minimum and maximum window size. Base these sizes on the resolution of the display ...


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Spectacle hasn't been mentioned yet. "Move and resize your windows with ease." -- http://spectacleapp.com It's open source: https://github.com/eczarny/spectacle


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Right click on the Taskbar: Stack windows = vertical Show windows side by side = horizontal


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Interesting question. Here's how I see it at first glance. The usability of a window tiling practice is tied essentially two two things: Current resolution Type of applications opened The higher the resolution the more such a feature may make sense. In today's world where resolutions of 1440x900 and higher are quickly gaining ground as mainstream, there ...


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