Window Snapping app that doesn't require "Enable Assistive Devices?"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MWhiskerton, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. MWhiskerton macrumors newbie

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    Are there any applications that perform window snapping (such as Windows Aero Snap, Cinch or Moom) without requiring the user to "Enable Assistive Devices?"
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    BetterTouchTool can do window snapping. I cannot remember if I had to enable Assistive Devices or not, but I don't think I did...

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    Nope you need it :(

    Can I ask why you don't want to enable it?
     
  3. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    I don't think I had to do that with Moom either.

    EDIT: Is there a specific reason why you wouldn't want to enable assistive devices?
     
  4. MWhiskerton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Moom trial does require you to enable it. :(

    From what I've read online, it is disabled by default because enabling it presents a security risk. I don't know why OS X doesn't let you enable it only for specific applications--that would make more sense.
     
  5. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    What kind of security risk? It's possible I already had it enabled when installed Moom.
     
  6. MWhiskerton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't find the links for the information I read before, but it was my impression that the option is disabled by default because it prevents any 3rd party applications from being able to log keystrokes, do screenshots etc. I assume that window snapping programs have to register where you're moving the windows, or clicking on the screen, so it makes sense that the functionality would be required.
     

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