Organization of 27" screen

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  1. simonsayz macrumors newbie

    simonsayz

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    Hi Guys,

    I ended up buying a 27" monitor for my Macbook Pro, and was wondering how do you guys organize your workspace.

    I can't seem to get the safari the right size for viewing while I have other apps running.

    Everything just seem so ENLARGED :D
     
  2. edanuff macrumors 6502

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    Try using a utility like Moom to lay out your windows. That's what I use on my MBP when plugged into a Thnderbolt Display.
     
  3. simonsayz thread starter macrumors newbie

    simonsayz

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    thanks. Hows Divvy compared to Moom? Not sure which one is better to go with. :rolleyes:
     
  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    I use the donationware app named Spectacle, others in my office use both Divvy and Moom.

    I prefer Spectacle, and my wants/needs are simple. I can center/resize windows, move windows between monitors or within a Space, and make other changes with keyboard shortcuts. Customizable keyboard shortcuts, too.

    And, FWIW, I also added a Keyboard Shortcut for the Finder Command "Zoom" to Control-Z in System Preferences. I'm a happy camper.
     
  5. Johbremat macrumors regular

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    Can't offer a comparison, only because once I picked up Divvy my needs were met.

    Global shortcuts are handy. Ability to setting margins is good too. I ask OS X to reopen windows when I restart my machine and everything is as I left it (the machine's doing versus Divvy's no doubt, but at least I know I don't have to faff with them any further).

    They were quick to ensure full compatibility with 10.10 as well: hopefully something they'll continue to do with later releases.

    If you decide to go Divvy, also know that pressing <Alt> will make the grid more granular.
     
  6. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Another vote for Moom. I've been using it for several years. It's now one of the first things I add to a new OS X install.
     
  7. willydimes macrumors regular

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    I use better snap tool and its awesome for me. Best 2 bucks I've ever spent
     
  8. unwyse macrumors newbie

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    Does it support desktop snapshots? I haven't the money to invest in Moom (yet), but absolutely love being able to use a keyboard shortcut to reset my desktops to a predetermined layout.
     
  9. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    AFAIK, Spectacle does not support desktop or application snapshots. I still use Spectacle, and also use SwitchResX - a different utility altogether. Both utilities, used together, serve my needs. Good luck.
     

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