Saturday, September 13, 2008

Maximize window in osx

Finally someone has got some scripts together to maximise windows in osx.

OSX has this weird idea that you want to see lots of windows at once. "Maximizing" a window therefore means make it big enough to show the content of the window, but not too big. This leaves the application to decide how big is big enough. Some apps do this fine... others (like Preview) keep getting it wrong.

Grab these scripts form git hub. From a terminal type "rake install", then type "rake install_fastscripts" so you can map the scripts to keys easily. Once you have this working map Maximise to something like Ctrl + Apple + M and you can now make one app take over the whole screen.


A couple of the scripts are hardcoded to use Terminal, so I have forked the repository for my own edification. I also want to fix a problem with the scripts expecting the draws to be on the right hand side of a window.. which it isn't always.

1 comment:

topfunky said...

I'm glad to hear that you found it useful! I use those scripts many times each day.

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