Version: 1.0.1 || Release Date: 2009-02-25 || License: Freeware Developer: | App Owner: daubman

easily position windows to fill exactly half the screen

In Short
TwoUp allows you to easily position windows to fill exactly half the screen. This feature, similar to “window tiling” in other operating systems, is missing from the otherwise rich Mac OS X interface.

Using TwoUp
TwoUp consists of four actions which can be performed on the frontmost application window:

  • Left (move window to fill the left half of the screen)
  • Right (move window to fill the right half of the screen)
  • Up (move window to fill the top half of the screen)
  • Down (move window to fill the bottom half of the screen)

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11 Opinions

Homepage says "TwoUp Has Been Discontinued" they suggest using Cinch or SizeUp.

Damn, 400 char limit on posts. Reconstructing the script from the two parts left as an exercise to the reader.

tell application frontApp
if (frontApp = "Macintosh") or (frontApp = "Macintosh") then
set bounds of front window to {disp_x1, disp_y1 + 44, disp_x2, disp_y2}
set bounds of front window to {disp_x1, disp_y1 + 22, disp_x2, disp_y2}
end if
end tell

set frontApp to (path to «constant afdregfp» as Unicode text)

tell application "Finder"
set {disp_x1, disp_y1, disp_x2, disp_y2} to {0, 0, 1920, 1200}
(* Assuming that we have only one desktop we can set it to "bounds of window of desktop"*)
end tell

The same functionality can be achieved in Applescript, which is handy if you want to trigger it from launchbar/quicksilver/gsb/etc. I pasted below the source for expanding windows to fullscreen on a 1920×1200 resolution monitor. Tweaking the code a little will give you half-screen and quarter-screen resizing for arbitrary monitor size.

god this is an amazing idea. Thankyou!

developer is building a version with quadrants and fullscreen. In the meanwhile i'm searching for an alternative..

This should've been a staple of the OS since like 10.2

But since it's NOT a part of OS X, this app makes things very, very convenient.

Thanks, this is very useful!

This is JUST what the doctor ordered. Perfect.

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