There are a ton of window-management shortcuts to learn on the Mac, from how you can merge a bunch of open windows together to closing everything that’s open in a program at once. In this article, Melissa Holt covers her favorite tricks!
Split View is a neat new feature in OS X El Capitan, but some users are reporting that they can’t get it to work after upgrading. While there could indeed be a more serious issue causing the trouble, it’s more likely that you need to make one small change in the way that Mission Control works in order to get Split View running. Here are the details.
The Option key provides lots of hidden tricks and functionality in OS X, but one place you might not think to use it is window management. Here’s a quick trick on how using the Option key can make resizing your OS X desktop windows even faster.
Full screen mode in OS X definitely has its uses, but it can be confusing for users accustomed to the traditional window-based OS X interface, especially thanks to some controversial changes Apple made in OS X Yosemite. Here’s a quick overview of how to use full screen mode in OS X, and how to get out of it when you need to.
Sometimes application windows in OS X can get resized or repositioned outside the boundaries of your screen, making it seemingly impossible to resize or move it. Here’s how to fix an off screen window with a quick trip to the Menu Bar.
Aero Snap is a feature introduced in Windows 7 that lets users position and resize desktop windows by dragging them to the edges of the screen or double-clicking their title bars. But sometimes Aero Snap is more of a pain than a convenience, and some users may want to fully control the size and position of their desktop windows themselves, without the well-intentioned but often incorrect “help” from Windows. Thankfully, you can disable Aero Snap in Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 with a quick trip to the Control Panel. Here’s how to do it.
Although not as flashy as OS X’s Mission Control, Windows has long included some powerful window management tools, including one useful keyboard shortcut that lets you quickly hide all of your open windows and applications. Read on to find out how you can use this shortcut for enhanced productivity and privacy.
OS X Yosemite changes the traditional green zoom button on application windows to a ‘full screen’ button. Here are two ways to get that old zoom functionality back.
Heads up to longtime Mac users: Apple has made a small change to window management by changing the functionality of the traditional green zoom button to “full screen.” Some users will love the change, but those with big displays will be forced to use the Option key whenever they want to resize their OS X windows.