WinSplit for OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by cintari, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. cintari macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2007

    I use Winspit Revolution on windows and it is great. I couldn't find an equivalent for Mac so I wrote up some applescripts to copy the functionality. I bound these scripts to quicksilver triggers and it works great.

    on run
    	tell application "Finder"
    		set {disp_x1, disp_y1, disp_x2, disp_y2} to bounds of window of desktop
    	end tell
    	tell application "System Events"
    		set frontmostApplication to name of the first process whose frontmost is true
    		set {menuBarWidth, menuBarHeight} to size of UI element 1 of application process "SystemUIServer"
    		tell process frontmostApplication
    			set {x1, y1} to position of front window
    			set {x2, y2} to size of front window
    			tell front window
    				set position to {x1, (disp_y2 + menuBarHeight) / 2}
    				set size to {x2, (disp_y2 - menuBarHeight) / 2}
    			end tell
    		end tell
    	end tell
    end run
    This code is largely taken from

    So this script is specifically for docking to the bottom.

    How do I make this generic so I dont have to copy this code for each dock (left, right, up, down)?

  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
  3. cintari thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2007
    This works fine for me. The issue I'm having is that i need 4 separate scripts (up, left, right, down) for each trigger.

    It would be easier to maintain if each script could just say:

    sizeWindow(pos, size)

    where sizeWindow is defined in a separate script file.

    Is there a way to do this? I can't seem to find out how to include a file or make a library.

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