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Megazoomer: Full-screen mode for Cocoa apps

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Speaking of full-screen functionality, lots of people have been writing to mention Megazoomer, a free, SIMBL-based bundle that fakes full-screen mode within any Cocoa app, including Safari and Textmate.

Megazoomer makes windows full-screen. Just press Command-Enter, and the front-most window grows to fill your entire monitor. Press the same keys, and it shrinks again.

It should be great to have this in Textmate, whose functional depth you lose working in an app like WriteRoom. Haven't had time to play with Megazoomer much yet, but it certainly looks promising.

[ thanks to lots of people for sending this one ]

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it's still pretty wonky ......

it's still pretty wonky ... i canceled the download when i read on their site that it doesn't support carbon apps at all. (i suppose this really means it only supports cocoa apps.)

what i would really need is an app that gives me more control over window sizes. e.g. recently i opened an app on my 12" iBook that i had previously opened on an external 19" screen. obviously the window didn't fit on the notebook screen, and i couldn't get to that one corner that allows resizing ... and the zoom/maximise button was greyed out. (maybe the new "gather windows" button would've worked?)

well, i think i'll just look into how to do this with applescript. it should be rather trivial to resize a window such that its decoration is actually outside the display, no? just assign that and an undo function to hotkeys, and voilà, as good as fullscreen mode for all your apps.

but before i go about reinventing the wheel, does anyone know about an already existing hack that lets you, for example, make the zoom buttons really maximise a window?




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