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The Easiest Way To Resize All Mac Windows To The Same Size At The Same Time « Mac Tips :: Gadget Hacks

Having dozens of different sized windows open on your Mac can feel pretty chaotic, but there’s an easy way to clean up the clutter in just a few seconds.

I regularly have many windows open on my MacBook and external display. I currently have 11 apps open and 24 windows spread out. With that many windows, I could split them into separate desktop spaces, but since I need to see multiple windows from different apps at the same time, I want to keep them all in one.

As such, I tend to lay out my apps in cascading windows and hide or minimize windows that I don’t use often. This makes it easy to tell which window is which. If you can’t find a window at first sight, Mission Control usually does the trick.

But when all the windows are different sizes, it looks like a huge mess and I have to manually resize each window many times, breaking my workflow many times a day. . You could use third-party apps like Apple Scripts or Magnet to resize all windows on macOS, but starting with macOS 12 Monterey, there’s an easier way.

Configure Windows Shortcuts for Resize

You can use the Shortcuts app to quickly create window resize macros on your Mac. Very little action is required.Open Shortcuts, then press Command-Non the menu bar[ファイル]->[新しいショートカット]or click the plus (+) sign near the search bar to create a new shortcut.

Search for “Find Windows” as the first action and add it to your workflow.

Then search for “Resize Window” and add it as a second action.

When done in that order, Resize Window uses the result of the first action as a variable, but you must choose how to resize the window. Fit to Screen is selected by default, but you can click it to choose a different resizing method. You can choose from:

  • fit to screen
  • upper half
  • lower half
  • left half
  • right half
  • upper left quarter
  • top right quarter
  • lower left quarter
  • bottom right quarter
  • size

To me, “dimensions” makes the most sense, making all windows the same size no matter what display they’re on, without forcing them to be in a particular place on the screen. If you select that, add the width and height of each window in pixels.

If you don’t want to commit to any size or position, you can leave it open with “Confirm Every Time”. Every time you run the shortcut it will ask you for the options you want.

That’s all. After naming the shortcut, you get the desired output every time you run the shortcut using the Shortcuts app or Siri. If you want different apps to have different sizes of windows, or move windows to different locations, you can build on this shortcut, so feel free to experiment.

Quick access to resize Windows shortcuts

If you want an even easier way to run a shortcut, open the shortcut’s editor,[ショートカットの詳細]Click the button to Option-Command-2 shortcut, or in the menu bar[表示]–>[ショートカットの詳細を表示]Go to. From shortcut details, you can:

  • Pin to menu bar: The Shortcuts app icon appears in your Mac’s menu bar. Click it, then click the shortcut you want to run. All menu bar shortcuts appear in a new “Menu Bar” folder in Shortcuts.
  • Use as a quick action: Between the Finder, the Services menu, and Provide Output, only the Services menu makes sense to resize the window. This is because you can open it from any app’s name in the menu bar.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts: If you don’t want to click it, you can assign your preferred keyboard shortcut to the shortcut.

Another option you have is to add a shortcut to the dock. From the editor, from the menu bar[ファイル]->[Dock に追加]Go to. Right-click the shortcut’s card from the shortcut list and select[ドックに追加]can also be selected.

Perform Windows shortcut resizing

Whether you run the shortcut from the Shortcuts app, Siri, the Services menu, the dock, or the menu bar, all windows on your screen are detected and resized to the desired size or position. However, hidden or minimized windows do not change, so they are sized differently when opened.

Also, if you’re using multiple monitors, make sure the window is on the display you want before triggering the shortcut. Dragging and dropping between monitors with different resolutions may result in different sizes.

Set up a shortcut that asks you what you want to do each time, and a mission control window will appear where you can select the action you want.[寸法]you must enter the width and height in pixels.

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