Can I auto arrange the application windows on Mac?

Scorpiono

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I'm coming from a Windows background where I could simply tile all the applications to see them on the screen without any overlapping each other.

Is this more like a basic command for the Mac or I need an app?
Tried Window Tidy but it's not that "auto" and I won't arrange each and every app all the time.

Thanks!
 

Weaselboy

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I'm coming from a Windows background where I could simply tile all the applications to see them on the screen without any overlapping each other.

Is this more like a basic command for the Mac or I need an app?
Tried Window Tidy but it's not that "auto" and I won't arrange each and every app all the time.

Thanks!
I think the app Moom will do what you want.
 

benwiggy

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Jun 15, 2012
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Do you want this all the time? Or just in order to see everything and then select a window -- as you can do that with Mission Control.

When I've used Windows, the windows of each app have to fit inside an "app window". As this limitation is not on OS X, the need for tiling is reduced. You can move document windows of any/all apps to wherever you want them on the screen, of course, so that they can be seen all at once.
 

Gregg2

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That's what I like about Spaces. It takes some setting up, but it can do that for a bunch of apps. I have mine set to 12 Spaces, with apps of the same genre grouped in the same Space. Or, I could turn Spaces off and use Expose. I wish Apple would bring this functionality back. It's about time for me to buy a new Mac.
 

Scorpiono

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Jan 27, 2012
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Thanks for the replies, folks. I'll use multiple desktops (this worked in the past) and I will probably try out Moom too.