Maybe you only know that Windows system can snap windows readily, but never heard Mac OS X system can also do this with ease. For some beginners, they are still confusing with windows snapping on Mac. Here I’m glad to help you understand everything about Mac windows snapping in detail. Hence you will totally master how to snap windows on Mac.
“Snap” was released in Windows 7 in 2009. This is the first time “Snap” appears in the public eye. It allows Window users to snap windows into a particular position with few steps. All you need to do is dragging and dropping a window to diverse edges of the screen. If you drag the window to the top, it will maximize the window. To the right or left, it will occupy half of the screen. In this condition, you can snap windows by resizing, maximzing and positioning them according to the way you like.
Can we snap windows on Mac? To our delight, Mac started to develop “Snap” function from EL Captian. The built-in tool is called Split View. Its operation is not as same as Windows 7.
There are two ways for you to run Split View on Mac. In order to let you be more familiar with it, I will present both of them below.
However, many Mac users are more inclined to a third-party app. On one side, independent software is more powerful and flexible. On the side, Split View possesses some nonnegligible defects, such as not working with every application. For other vital reasons, you can view The Best Alternative to Split View in Mac OS X.
Cisdem WindowManager is a brilliant and professional windows snapping app for Mac. With it, you can rapidly split screen and put windows to specific positions. In addition to making them fill up half the screen like Split View already does, you can drag windows to pre-defined areas to snap windows automatically, or use the grid system to select the portion that the windows are going to cover, and you are able to set keyboard shortcuts.
Install WindowManager and launch it on your Mac. It will pop up a window asking you to set “Preferences”. The first setting you should finish is “General”. Tick all necessary options and remove redundant “√” for you. From there you can:
There are 7 pre-defined 'hot zones', just drag a window to place it in a given area, by snapping window in the following positions on your Mac:
You can devide screen into many small portions by entering numbers behind Rows and Columns. But it not over, next, you should come to Shortcuts.
Grid assists you devide screen, then Shortcuts can really help you snap a window on Mac. Firstly, you need choose a location. Secondly, set Shortcut Name and Keyboard. Shortcut Name is not must be set, but you’d better do it for easy access. Last, snap a window with the keyboard shortcut you have input.
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