Is there a way to center a window automatically?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kendo, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    Not by manually looking with your eye and moving the window to the middle, but by doing it through OS X? For example, a Safari window.
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    No, at least not in Leopard. I haven't read that in stuff about new Lion features.
  3. BrawndoQC macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    When I moved from Windows 7 to OS X last year the most annoying thing for me was not having keyboard shortcuts to manipulate the windows.

    The best purchase I've ever made is SizeUP (It does have a center window)


    Google it
  4. alexreich macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2011
    You can get BetterTouchTool, which can be used for all sorts of things for many devices. You can add functionalities to Magic Mice, Magic Trackpads, the standard Macintosh mouse, and any keyboard. I have the F5 key assigned to centering windows myself.
  5. Rowf macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    Or BetterSnapTool, same developer as BetterTouchTool but just for window management.
    I use it all the time, excellent app.
  6. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    How come BetterSnapTool costs $2 but BetterTouchTool is free?

    Also, does BetterSnapTool allow centering windows? I see that it is great for splitting displays in half or into four.
  7. Rowf macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    Yes it does, via cursor or keyboard shortcut.
    I was going to upload a shot of the preferences pane but I keep losing my connection (having fun here :confused:)

    If you don't require all the features of BetterTouchTool then BetterSnapTool is a standalone application for window management, the cost which supports the developer.
  8. JonasDK macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Yes it does :) I center my windows (also safari windows) all the time using BetterSnapTool with a simple command.

    Great app!

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