window management

Make Spaces Usable Again On Your Mac

Apple introduced the multi-desktop management tool Spaces way back in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, and it was great until they laid waste to it in Lion (and now Mountain Lion). If you’re a Spaces lover, here’s how to bring back the spaces you know and love.


Dexpot Brings Full Screen Previews To Virtual Desktops In Windows

Windows: Dexpot is an awesome tool that brings virtual desktops — similar to Mac OS X’s Spaces — to Windows. It has just updated with a host of new features including full screen previews, lots of smoothness and multi-monitor support.


WindowPad Uses Your Number Pad To Snap Windows To The Screen Edge

Windows: WindowPad takes the number pad that you rarely use and turns it into a quick shortcut for organising all the windows on your screen.


Divvy Window Organiser For Mac On Sale

Mac: Divvy, the awesome app that splits up and organises your windows for maximum productivity, is 50 per cent off in the Mac App Store right now at only $7.49.


Windownaut Adds New Functionality To OS X's Title Bar Buttons

Mac: Windownaut overhauls window management on your Mac so you can arrange your windows in a multitude of ways, customise the functions of title bar buttons, and make lots of other tweaks.


Tiles Keeps Your Open Windows Organised

Windows: Tiles is a new application from Stardock, makers of our favourite desktop organiser , Fences, that keeps your open windows organised in a Metro-style thumbnail view in your sidebar, so you can focus on just the windows you need.


Get Aero Snap And Shake To Minimise On Mac

Mac: One of the benefits of being a cross-platform kind of person is that you get to use the best features of multiple operating systems in your workflow. Unfortunately, the ability to snap windows to the side of the screen and shake to minimise aren’t available in Mac OS, but iSnap is a utility that duplicates them on the Mac nicely.


Focus Windows In Mission Control With A Gesture

Mac: Mission Control’s window organisation makes it a little easier to use than previous versions of Exposé, but seeing individual windows can be hard. Here’s a shortcut that can spread an app’s windows out so you can focus on one of them.


Stop Lion From Re-Opening Old Windows With Cmd+Opt+Q

Lion’s resume feature can be pretty handy, but other times it opens a bunch of old windows when you least expect it. If you’re tired of apps opening up all the windows you had open last time, you can stop the app from remembering those windows next time with Command+Option+Q.


reSizer For Windows Arranges Windows With Key Commands

Windows: reSizer is a tiny utility that moves, resizes, repositions and tweaks the appearance of open applications and windows with keyboard commands and hotkeys. As long as the app is running, you don’t need to take your hands off the keyboard just to reposition one window next to another or change the transparency of the window on top.