sizing windows in mac vs pc
Posted on 2005-04-09
I have a mac powerbook 12' and its the most amazingly designed thing I have ever seen. I have one grip about mac and I think it might be solvable..
My 12 inch screen is small so whatever Im looking at, I would rather have "maximised". The zoom button doesnt really do it.. every mac osx user is familiar with the mysterious behavior of this green button.
I want a maximise button. I don't care to see my browser window open up to 86% of the screen one moment and then 23% of the screen the next moment.. and always showing me a mess of half sized windows in the background!
Im amazed by the pure brilliance of the mac concept and equally amazed that some sort of window size management just isnt built in! I spend a lot of time resizing windows (which I cant even do from all corners/edges so it takes even longer). Its really the only thing that I think needs a solution in mac's os. Does anyone know of a way to either use applescript to open apps with preset sizes or maybe a way to write a script that I could attach to a macro key that makes the current window a certain size with a certain location?
Ideally, I would love to have a couple of "green" buttons.. each one with a memory for size. Maybe one that will maximise into half the screen (both right and left!). Any suggestions would help... Is there a 3rd party Finder helper type app that adds this functionality?