"Snap Assist" feature app?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by cookies!, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. cookies! macrumors 6502

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    Hi all, please read this carefully :p I'm not asking for any old Aero snap tool :p

    I was looking for an Aero-like snap tool that does the same thing a new snap feature in Windows 10 does--when you snap a window to, let's say, half the screen, the other open windows are basically Exposé-d in the remaining empty half so you can choose one to atutomatically snap to that half.

    I can't find an app that does this. I've tried BetterSnapTool and Magnet. Does anyone have a suggestion?
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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  3. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    I think the closest you'll get is with a split view multiple full screen apps on a single desktop: Make an app full screen, then press F3 (or 3 finger drag up on the trackpad) to see the app overview. Drag one of the app windows onto the full screen app desktop at the top and it will put both of them in a split view on that desktop
     
  4. cookies! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awwwww. That sucks. It's just an annoying interruption to the workflow. I just wish this didn't require three steps. It's also not supported by a number of apps, and it hides the taskbar because it is full screen.
     
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

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    You can also press and hold the green window button. Then you have the same effect as on Windows, with Exposé.
     
  6. Phil A. Moderator

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    I never knew that - thanks for the tip!
     
  7. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not familiar with Snap-Assist, but check out Moom. Has a demo
    http://manytricks.com/moom/

    See this tutorial for advanced features.
     

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