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FlyingWindows is an application to enables you to work in Single Application Mode. It is different from other Single Application Mode apps, in using window minmimization or unminimization in this mode. The application can also minimize and unminimize windows in slow motion. Unminimizing windows order is preserved. Windows fly in and out of the dock.

What's New

Version 1.4.1:
  • Bug fixes for:
    • Apps do not hide
    • Un-minimize all

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Px9-855 Member IconComment+178
Px9-855
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When switching apps using Command+Tab between two other apps, the Finder repeatedly becomes the last used app even when it wasn't.

Disabling FlyingWindows stops this behavior and Command+Tab works as expected again.

Please fix this misfeature as FlyingWindows will have to stay unused until then.

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Version 1.2.2
Keyuura Llc (Developer)
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Can you please contact me at support@keyuura.com so that I may get some more details on the specifics of the issue. The use of Cmd+Tab has been tested and no such issue has been observed. I would be happy to take a look at it with some more information.

Px9-855 Member IconComment+178
Px9-855
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Found a new bug unfortunately although Spaces _might_ be the one responsible here...

When using Spaces together with the single-app/hide mode in FlyingWindows, something makes the cmd+tab-switcher to default regardless to Finder as the last used app.

This makes it necessary to keep pressing twice on tab, which defeats the possibility of a quick flick on cmd+tab to return to the last used app.

Although in regard to Spaces, disable FlyingWindows and everything is back to "normal" with the tab-switcher. i.e. quickly flick between the two last used apps.

Sorry if this is confusing...
yet so is figuring out why I kept ending up in Finder all the time without having the mouse cursor anywhere near the tab-switcher.

o/t, the tab-switcher feature is actually something that other OS does better as in OS X this feature is clearly "over-thought". As it is prominently a keyboard feature, Apple could at least give us the option of making it disregard the mouse but no. :/

For now it is either Spaces OR FlyingWindows. Thank you.

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Version 1.2.2
Johnny99 Member IconComment+2
Johnny99
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Current download is Intel only. Is UB version available?

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Version 1.2
Keyuura Llc (Developer)
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Uploading new version. Please let me know if it does not work

Px9-855 Member IconComment+178
Px9-855
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It would be very nice to see the "Hide App" function respect the excluded apps list.

That's the only thing missing imho.

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Version 1.0.4
Keyuura Llc (Developer)
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Fixed bug in 1.2. Hide App mode now respects app excludes list.

Px9-855
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Thank you, thank you, thank you! =)

Now we're cooking with gas!

Sleek Member IconComment+36
Sleek
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I downloaded this application on my Macbook and it works great except one issue,
When any folder is open Flying Windows minimizes the folder but does not unminimize that window and opens new finder window and finally dock ends up with lots of windows.
I hope Developer comes up with fixes this issue.

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Version 1.0.4
Keyuura Llc (Developer)
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Does this happen on Snow Leopard? Please email details. Thanks-

Sleek
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Re:
Nov 25 2010
SHASHIPRAB Does this happen on Snow Leopard? Please email details. Thanks-
(Version 1.2)

This happens on Macbook running Leopard 10.5.8x.
Just downloaded new version of flying windows, see if this changes anything...

Yaba_daba_do Member IconComment+16
Yaba_daba_do
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I have been trying all weekend to download this app. Won't download, anyone else having this problem? Seems to be stuck on the server?

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Version 1.0.4
Robotank Member IconComment+969
Robotank
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This is a great little utility. I like the option for window minimization as opposed to just being able to hide the app. Thanks a lot for making this free.

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Version 1.0.4
MacUpdate-Lon Member IconComment+558
MacUpdate-Lon
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I can't imagine using my Macs without Single Application Mode activated.

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Version 1.0.4
Al3x Member IconReview+2
Al3x
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it does exactly what you need if you are fedup with spaces/exposé, simple &efficient.

Simply keep your screen clean

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Version 1.0.1
Star-Affinity
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What about simply switch to the app you want to have in the front? (cmd tab naturally mapped to the mouse's scroll wheel button or similar).

I need someone to explain what this app does for me - the description doesn't do it ( don't have the energy to download and try).

Lvdoc
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As far as I know, SAM "auto hides" an application after you switch out of it. Thus, you only ever see one application active at any given time. I haven't played with it, so I could be totally wrong about it. As far as auto hiding applications, I prefer something like HideIt Control (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14319/hideitcontrol), which lets me decide which applications I want to auto hide and which I don't. I know I've seen other kinds of programs out there which perform similar functions.

Robotank
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There are several utilities that allow you to turn on a single-application mode that automatically hides (Command+H) all other applications when you bring one to the front. As the previous reply mentioned, there are stand-alone utilities that do this, but it's also built into apps like Application Wizard and A-Dock X. FlyingWindows is different because you can set it to either hide applications or to minimize all their windows. The minimization method is particularly handy if you want to be able to access individual windows instead of just hiding/unhiding the whole application. I find it especially useful combined with Witch, which is like Command+Tab but works by windows, not just applications. FlyingWindows also has an exclude list, so you can define applications that you don't want affected by it. The new feature in 1.0.4 is really nice too, as it allows to quickly and easily prevent minimization in individual cases.

Tobias1974 Member IconComment+5
Tobias1974
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Great. A little helper without flaws.But with great functionality for the workflow.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 8,094
Version Downloads 157
Type Utilities / System
License Commercial
Date 22 Oct 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $0.99