After a whole week of the basics, today I found 37 open windows on their Mac’s screen. That’s crazy. It’s like the Finder has a disfiguring windowing disease and it’s contagious. How can you fix the crazy Finder from breeding ever more windows? Hey, there’s an app for that.
When It Comes To Windows OCD Is Your Friend
This is what happens to Mac newbies when they try to find a file on their Macs. They head to the Finder and open folders.
Opening folders is one thing. Not closing them is something else.
My neighbors Mac had Finder folders opened all over the place.
Worse, in trying to find a few seemingly lost photos (they were in the Pictures folder), they also clicked on an even dozen apps, and their windows were scattered all over the screen, too.
It was as if the Mac had been hit by a tsunami and all the files, folders, and apps were washed out to see. All that was left was screen debris.
How do you fix messy windows and manage a bout of OCD? Moom. No, I’m not fresh from the dentist with a wad of cotton and an ounce of Novocain in my mouth. Moom is a window management app. Forget moving windows around to view what’s on your Mac. Moom puts windows where they belong, in a nice neat row or quadrants on your screen.
Think of your Mac’s screen as a neat grid of rows and columns. Click on the Moom grid tool and an app’s window gets assigned to a specific spot on the screen, all nice and tidy.
You determine the number of segments and sizes of the grid. The floating Moom tool is graphic so it’s easy to see where a window will go. Half screen, quarter screen, lower left, upper right, etc.
Power users can use the keyboard to do everything Moom does using the mouse. Each function can be assigned to a keyboard shortcut.
Moom works on Macs with multiple displays, too. The way to use Moom is to start off by configuring your screen’s grid. Assign each spot on the grid to a keystroke combo to make it easy to move windows out of the way.
Even though Moom puts windows in the place you want, a hectic day slaving over a Mac keyboard can mess up the screen. Moom’s window layouts make it easy to snap everything back into place.
Moom’s Standard mode uses a visible Dock icon, and a a drop down menu in the Mac’s Menubar. The Menubar mode removes the Dock icon. The Faceless mode uses only keyboard commands.
Moom is cheap, easy to setup, and helps to get rid of window clutter with a click. It’s a great way to massage your OCD genes and help spur the economic recovery.
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