Move window is a script that I use to rearrange windows under Mac OS X without touching the mouse.
New windows open in Mac OS X wherever they want. Command line enthusiasts hate
to grab the mouse and placing windows is a pain.
move_window to the rescue:
it lets you position your windows very quickly and cleanly via the commandline
-- most useful in conjunction with Launchbar or Quicksilver.
automation that was introduced in this version. Just drop the
script into a
bin directory, for example
The syntax is easy: move_window takes screen id, number of x partitions, a range, number of y partitions, a range. Examples::
move_window 0 # Move current window to first screen (0), fill entire screen move_window 021 # fill right half of first screen (screen id 0, 2 X partitions, fill second) move_window 02031 # first screen (0), left half (20), divide in 3 parts in y direction (3) and use middle (1) move_window 031-231 # first screen (0), right two third (31-2), divide in 3 parts in y direction (3) and use middle (1)
See also my introductive blog post for more information and examples.
contrib directory contains an AppleScript that I use for Launchbar
Integration. Just drop into
but make sure that
move_window is in your path; otherwise edit the script.