Mac Basics: Moving And Resizing Windows

Moving a resizing windows is a fundamental skill for using your Mac. There and many ways to resize a window and lots of tricks that use modifier keys and double-clicking.

Comments: 11 Responses to “Mac Basics: Moving And Resizing Windows”

    Jim Terrinoni
    3 months ago

    Admittedly I hesitated before watching thinking “The basics are the basics what could I learn? Still, it comes down to what you don’t know that will effect what your solution becomes. I didn’t even have a problem to solve, which made me more apprehensive. My 2021 resolution was to spend at least 15 min./day learning my existing software better (and there’s no finer way then watching MacMost videos End result: another great video with multiple useful tips. Glad I watched.

    Jim Terrinoni
    3 months ago

    Admittedly I hesitated before watching thinking “The basics are the basics what could I learn? Still, it comes down to what you don’t know that will effect what your solution becomes. I didn’t even have a problem to solve, which made me more apprehensive. My 2021 resolution was to spend at least 15 min./day learning my existing software better (and there’s no finer way then watching MacMost videos End result: another great video with multiple useful tips. Glad I watched.

    Mike
    3 months ago

    Hi Gary
    I enjoyed your video. I thought I knew all there is to know about resizing windows, but there you are, there was a few things I didn’t know! Thank you, and keep up the good work.

    Jean-Claude
    3 months ago

    What most people want to do with windows is get them arranged quickly and neatly on the screen. There is one app that does this: Better Snap Tool. And you can customize it any way you want: half, third, quarter screen. I can instantly arrange 4 windows on my screen. Or I can set up drop zones. Really great time saver. I paid $1.99 on the App Store in 2014 and I couldn’t live without it. I use it every single day. Trying it is buying it. Some apps are just worth the money. This is one of them.

    ROBERT M LISANTI
    3 months ago

    Thanks Gary!!
    It’s amazing how im still learning to use my 2011 Imac by watching all your videos! I plan on getting a 2020 this year!

    Diane
    3 months ago

    Can keyboard shortcuts be assigned to move page left, and move page right?

    3 months ago

    Diane: Yes. Try it.

    CMS
    3 months ago

    You solved what I was searching for earlier today: I have been trying to use the Zoom function with my new 13″ Macbook Air (which I love, perfect keyboard compared to 2016 Macbook Pro). In Zoom, my cursor tended to revert back to the bottom left of the screen and I could not make it stop doing that, repeatedly. I had to give up. This does not occur when I hold Option and double-click a corner to fill the screen. This is a big deal for me after going from a 15.5″ screen down to 13. Many thanks!

    Hubert
    3 months ago

    Hi Gary. Good morning. When I want t save a doc in word (for Mac), a small window opens with my file tree. However, the size of the window is too small and not pracical. Hence I have to resize it, basically by dragging the bottom of the window down. Is there a way that I can make that window to always open with a/that bigger size?

    3 months ago

    Hubert: Sounds like you mean the File Save dialog. There is no way to set a default, Microsoft would have to do that in their app.

    Christy Hemenway
    2 months ago

    Wow. I’ve tried to use multiple individual desktops in Full Screen but I often forget that they are even there, and then I get frustrated looking for them. But knowing these tips is terrific. And using the Command+click/drag is a winner too. Always happy that I’m on your Patreon channel. I get way more than my money’s worth. Thank you Gary!

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