Way to maximise ALL open windows of Application, at once?

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  1. Cassady macrumors 6502a

    Cassady

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    Hello all,

    I have a MBP 13" most often connected to an external monitor.

    Fairly frequently, for whatever reason, I might disconnect the MBP from the external, if I'm moving about or something. When I come back to reconnect, everything is thrown off, as certain of the windows have now resized for the 13" screen.

    Since I regularly have 3/4 applications open, and - quite often - 10/15 windows in one of them in particular, sometimes a few others elsewhere, it becomes a very tedious affair to "maximise" all of those windows, individually, to fit the 24" external...

    I have BetterTouchTool and BetterSnapTool installed, and use them with a keyboard shortcut -- but what I'm trying to work out, is if it is possible to select all the open windows of a particular application, invoke the shortcut, and have all of them maximise simultaneously?

    If anyone has figured out a clever way to do this, maybe using Keyboard Maestro, or ShortCat, or BTT/BST -- please shout! Driving me nuts that this should be so clunky!

    :cool:
     
  2. Cassady thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cassady

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    Nothing, nada, zip? :eek:

    Doesn't look like its possible, tbh... popped up similar queries elsewhere, with similar responses (rather, lack thereof)...

    Apparently – in Win 7, using the Task Manager, with the Application selected, allows the option to maximise all. Haven't been able to check, since I only have a Win desktop - not a Win laptop connected to an external...

    Some OSX users said they don't have any issues at all - that all the open windows snap back in to place, the moment the external monitor is connected again.

    I have no such luck, but probably due to how many desktop spaces/open windows I run at once - plenty open, so guess understandable that all of them might not snap back.

    Oh well. 1st world problems. I will build a bridge, and get over myself! ;)
     
  3. Cassady thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cassady

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    Lol. Talking to myself here...

    But hey - in case someone stumbles across this -- in Mavericks, holding Alt/Opt down, whilst clicking on the green Maximise button, gets close to the desired reaction.

    It's not perfect, and can be a bit inconsistent depending on the order of the Windows, and how the were resized previously, but in the absence of anything else, will (mostly) do the job. :apple:
     
  4. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Theres probably an AppleScript to do it, like something set positions of windows.
    Look it up! theres probably some tutorial.
     
  5. Cassady thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cassady

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    You know I never actually thought about that. Will go look over at MacScripter! Thanks.
     

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