Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts for maximizing, minimizing and resizing the current window?
I am on Ubuntu 13.04, Gnome-latest version.
Alt + F9 Minimize current window.
Alt + F10 Maximize the current window.
If you prefer to create custom shortcuts see this article.
Go to: Applications > System Tools > System Settings > Keyboards > Shortcuts.
Choose the Navigation option, then just add. Or:
I just checked http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table%5Fof%5Fkeyboard%5Fshortcuts but the following "Window management" entries are blank for Mac OS X:
Are there really no built in keyboard shortcuts for these in OS X? I do this stuff all the time with GNOME under Linux.
Not built in, but you can install 3rd party software.
Personally, I prefer Size Up - it has a huge array of options for auto resizing with a single keypress including quarter screen, maximise and moving windows between monitors and even Spaces.
Following along with the idea of windowflow - check out it's parent project Optimal Layout. I tried sizeup for a while and was actually trying to find a replacement for it when I found Optimal Layout.
It is by far the best OSX keyboard based window manipulation app I've seen yet! Rocks...
If you consider yourself a "hacker" you may consider Slate. Slate is like Bettertouch or Sizeup on steroids. Here is the github repo.
There is a learning curve but it is very powerful and customizable. There is a great write-up on how to set up and use it.
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
I've tried the other third party apps here and have found Moom to be the best:
See the following AppleScript for the popular (and free) Mac OS X keyboard/mouse shortcut program QuickSilver that will get you a keyboard shortcut for the green zoom button. When you install that and use it with Quicksilver, you'll be able to customize your keyboard shortcut.
tell application "System Events"
if UI elements enabled then
set FrontApplication to (get name of every process whose frontmost is true) as string
tell process FrontApplication
click button 2 of window 1
--button 2 is the green "zoom" button for all applications
--window 1 is always the frontmost window.
tell application "System Preferences"
set current pane to pane "com.apple.preference.universalaccess"
display dialog "UI element scripting is not enabled. Check 'Enable access for assistive devices'"
Features and ease of use are combined in a way that I can't find in any alternative software.
I use it with Mountain Lion.
SIMBL (required by SizeWell) is not recently updated.
I haven't tested in other versions, but in OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), you can use the Voice Over Utility to move and resize windows.