Window management is a very personal thing. Choosing just where that browser window lives so that it doesn’t obstruct your instant messaging application or Twitter can be a painstaking job, and if you happen to be the kind of person that has to have things just right, it can take up so much time that you don’t actually get any work done. Trust us. We’ve done it.
So tools that make the arrangement of application windows can be very important indeed, and if you want to avoid dragging windows around and manually resizing them like an animal, you’re probably going to want to check out an app called Spectacle.
Available to download for free, Spectacle allows users to assign keyboard shortcuts that will automatically place windows into a whole host of positions across a monitor. Want a window to live in the top half of the screen and to the left? Not a problem because Spectacle has you covered. Think of it as Windows Aero Snap, only that it works with keyboard shortcuts instead of drag-to-snap with mouse on Microsoft Windows.
If you happen to use multiple monitors such as a MacBook and external display Spectacle has you covered here too because it can be used to throw windows between screens should the fancy take you. If there’s screen real-estate to be used, Spectacle can put a window over it.
The list of places windows can be docked is extensive and the list of keyboard shortcuts to go with them are equally exhaustive. What’s more, the keyboard combinations can be edited to fit your own choices too, and with no mouse control in sight the app will even suit those of us who are keyboard warriors as well.
The full list of keyboard shortcuts are as follows:
Spectacle can be downloaded for free and will up your window tiling game no end. If you use a Mac and like your windows to be in the right place then Spectacle is worth checking out.
You can download Spectacle by pointing your browser to: spectacleapp.com and it’s absolutely free.
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