Mac OSX: TileWindowsLite

The Mac OSX has no built in feature to automatically tile windows to make reference between documents easier.

OSX does offer:
  • click-hold-drag from side, bottom or corner to extend/reduce the selected dimension
  • option-click-hold-drag from side, bottom or corner to extend/reduce the dimension pair (e.g. both sides at once)
  • shift-click-hold-drag from side, bottom or corner to extend/reduce the dimension pair while retaining the window proportions (e.g. both sides at once)
Window resizing and positioning has to be done with the mouse.  This is often aggravating if you are already using hot corners and accidentally move a pixel to far toward the corner when trying to resize.


Even the MacOSX window maximise button does not completely maximise the curent window (I use RightZoom to fix this behaviour).


I have found the free app TileWindowsLite is perfect, as it allows me to quickly size the current window to the left side, and select another window and size it to the right:



If you like it, make a donation at TileWindowsLite.

There are also a number of others, including SizeUp, but I support the "Lite" and "Pro" structure so I can try the basic features for a while before I invest.
 

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This post contains some responses to questions that I have been asked by various people over the last few years. In most cases, I have also posted the information on relevant online community forums such as moodle.org. I hope that you find this useful. Stephen Digby