megazoomer
megazoomer
0.4.1

4.4

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megazoomer0.4.1

17 July 2006

Key command utility grows front window to full screen.

Overview

Note: megazoomer is no longer under development and the developer provides no support for it.

megazoomer brings full-screen windows to the Mac. Just press Command-Enter, and the front-most window grows to fill your entire monitor. Press the same keys, and it shrinks again. Only works for Cocoa apps.

What's new in megazoomer

Version 0.4.1:
  • more compatibility fixes - switching windows works in terminal while zoomed
  • megazoomer no longer prints warning messages on the console each time an app opens

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25 Reviews of megazoomer

Pom
27 August 2008
Version: 0.4.1

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I fixed up an Intel ready build of megazoomer. http://www.paperplanes.de/files/megazoomer.zip Can't say if it works on PPC machines (or 10.4 for that matter), but it should.
(4)
Jynto
06 January 2012
Version: 0.4.1
This current version is out of date and will not work with Snow Leopard. I tracked down a later version. Download it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?lonjelmnlvy
(0)
5
Tipp-Flo
11 July 2011
Version: 0.4.1
The actual version is 0.5. You'll get it on the developers side. It's Lions full screen mode for Panther till Snow Leopard. Works great. I love it.
(0)
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4.5
Myka
30 April 2011
Version: 0.4.1
If you don't mind installing SIMBL (I know some folks who'd rather not take the chance), then Megazoomer is a wonderful SIMBL plugin. Press Command-Enter to make the front-most window really full-screen, hiding the menubar as well. It works only with Cocoa apps. I did install the latest SIMBL, and then I installed Megazoomer (downloaded the latest version from the developer's Web site), and it works fine on my OS X 10.6.7. Finally I can see Scrivener's corkboard in actual full-screen. If you don't want to install SIMBL, though, but would like to dim the menubar, you should check out a great little app called Menu Eclipse. I got it from the Mac App Store, and I use it when I prefer to only dim the menubar instead of hiding it. If you're into distraction-free environment, also check out HazeOver: a relative newcomer, it elegantly highlights the foreground window, while dimming other windows in the background (kinda like a more veteran app called Isolator).
(0)
5
piccobello
01 March 2011
Version: 0.4.1
Awesome tool, finally Safari in fullscreen! I love it! I did not experience any bugs (Adobe Indesign doesn't work, but it doesn't need to work - it has a fullscreen feature inside). Thanks!
(0)
Annabul
29 October 2009
Version: 0.4.1
By downloading the megazoomer (and maybe by forgetting to close skype application) my Mac is blocked :( I can't shut it down! and while I am trying to delete the megazoomer, from trash or from downloads or applications folder it shows a code error-61! I can't neither delete skype! Windows with deleting progress are showing up, but not progress in deletion. please advise how to solve this problem?!!! anyone clues?
(0)
Pom
27 August 2008
Version: 0.4.1
I fixed up an Intel ready build of megazoomer. http://www.paperplanes.de/files/megazoomer.zip Can't say if it works on PPC machines (or 10.4 for that matter), but it should.
(4)
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anonymous-moose-4942
04 February 2008
Version: 0.4.1
Doesn't work on Leopard! 10.5.1 on a 2.16 gHz Macbook with all the latest upgrades. Please make it work (if possible)! I miss it!
(0)
4
hced
26 January 2007
Version: 0.4.1
I would love it if I could press Command-Enter (on numerical keyboard) as well. I.e. not only Return key on the qwerty keuboard. Otherwise, nice application! Thanks!
(0)
Stepfen
05 December 2006
Version: 0.4.1
This product is the main source of trouble for AppleScript Error... I hope the developer can resolve the problem as I like this program very much till it clashes with other programs.
(0)
2.75
Ned-Ravine
31 July 2006
Version: 0.4.1
This app COULD be cool if it hadn't so many bugs especially when using it in Safari. If you use this app and try to use tabs graphical glitches appear very, very often!:/
(0)
3.75
Cs101
25 July 2006
Version: 0.4.1
Works ok, but display glitches when using Terminall.app leaves sections of the screen un-rendered on my TiBook (1280x854).
(0)
Shrizza
17 July 2006
Version: 0.4.1
This is a pretty nifty little hack. How about an alternate version (or alternate key combo) which instead uses the built-in Universal Access zoom feature so that all the contents of the window (such as text) are scaled up instead of remaining the same size. It's understandable that, were this even possible, you'd probably end up with some unused screen space unless the window dimensions match your display's ratio.
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4.75
Haplo
10 July 2006
Version: 0.4
Wow, this is pretty godly, especially if you're on a laptop. It lets me fully view documents that don't scale well in preview or maximize my screen space in camino. It also switches modes nicely and retains the functionality of the menu bar. It does disable the dock though, but typically if you're using it you'd command+tab or else you'd need to un-fullscreen in order to open a new app anyway. However, this in addition to quicksilver really makes life easy.
(0)
Billyfuster
06 July 2006
Version: 0.4
Along with some previous reviewers, I experienced conflicts between megazoomer and VLC's full screen mode and some system instability. This new version fixes the VLC problems for me, and so far there aren't problems with other apps. The developer's list of changes makes it sound like he has managed to implement lots of fixes.
(0)
Eingebildet
05 July 2006
Version: 0.3
The popularity of this plug-in seems to be on the rise for some reason, so I need to warn you folks of one major issue with it: This plug-in will interfere with the proper functioning of AppleScript-based apps. I've verified this (after quite a bit of frustration) with Carbon Copy Cloner 2.3 and OnyX 1.7. Some or all of their controls will not work properly if megazoomer is active. On the upside, it works great and does exactly what it claims to. I'm just not willing to go in and disable it everytime I need to use these other apps.
(1)
5oren
03 July 2006
Version: 0.3
What is the point of zoom if it takes up the whole screen except for 1 inch on the right... i definatly cannot write a paper in that 1"x(768px) piece. so either way i am still alt-tabing between browser and text editor (your so called, apple knows best way). But if I was to *gasp* think for myself. i'd cut the screen down the middle and have text editor on the bottom, and browser streched accross the top half. This would work alot better if apple 'knew all' and took some more notes from linux. Being able to scroll a window without having to click that window saves alot of time. I can move mouse over to window, scroll, get the info i need and continue to type without having to click twice. btw, green zoom button, will zoom most of my text only stuff to full screen. but stuff with pictures browser for example, will not go full screen. I guess apple knows best and wants me to not be able to view pictures fullscreen because thats bad for productivity. anyway, this program works well for the stuff i needed it too.
(0)
Macgabriel87
03 July 2006
Version: 0.3
This app is Anti-Macintosh. Sure many of you like the full-screen windows like the one found in Microsoft Windows. But did you notice something? Yeah, productivity goes down after opening a few programs. You notice that if you want to write a term paper with Office and get your facts from Firefox (or IE), you can only see one app at a time. Imagine trying to copy something down from a book and you can only see the book and the paper one at a time by shifting it from front to back? Crazy huh? Just as crazy as every Windows user likes having their windows maximized. The mac point of view. Regardless of how bad you think of Apple, Apple. Is. Always. Right. They know the computer experience before you lay your first palm on that cute apple mouse. Apple likes their customers to do real, productive work by making windows so common sense. You see the green button next to the red X on any macintosh window? Thats the Zoom button. It doesn't zoom to the max of the entire desktop space, but proportional to other windows. So if you're trying to type an essay and need to see what you're copying or getting information from using Safari, you can hit the green button on both Safari and Pages windows to zoom them to fit perfectly proportional to each other and easily do work well. It's mac common sense and it works.
(0)
Alex-Kadis
03 July 2006
Version: 0.3
It's cool, but doesn't seem to work in TextMate (The main reason I installed it :-). Also, I'm experiencing a minor visual bug with Terminal. It's easier to show then explain, so I will. http://www.kadisdesign.com/screenshots/Termial-weirdness.tiff [Look at the top edge] This is a great effort on the part of the developer, and a very nice feature for the system.
(0)
Mgmu
08 May 2006
Version: 0.3
Nice plugin. But unfortunately it seriously conflicts with VLC 0.8.5 (but not 0.8.4), greying out items in the 'Video' menu so the window size can only be changed by megazoomer.
(0)
Arvidtp
11 April 2006
Version: 0.3
ouch - despite how much I like megazoomer's concept i had to remove it. i notice it causes problems with some apps - Lots of applescript-based utilities will either give me Applescript NS (4) errors, or something like that, or just quit without a warning or a crash report when megazoomer is installed. removing it from the SIMBL plugins folder solved the issues.
(0)
Qwerty-Denzel
10 April 2006
Version: 0.3
Bug: Open TextEdit with plugin installed Type some text to change the state of the document to edited Press command-W Window then unzooms itself and closes without asking to save first. Also, why can't sheets be used, as they work fine in DVD Player?
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4.75
Arvidtp
09 April 2006
Version: 0.3
awesome! works so far for me in Mail, iPhoto 6, safari, iCal, addressbook, textedit... I like it - been wanting something like this ever since Option-clicking the window fit button stopped making the window fill the whole screen (this was one of those nice OS 9 features that was dropped in OS X...). I am using right now :)
(0)
Avetenebrae
09 April 2006
Version: 0.3
edit : Fullscreen terminal (great !!) Fullscreen TACO HTML edit now i would never live without... great thanks to the developper !
(0)
5
Avetenebrae
09 April 2006
Version: 0.3
Woaaaa that's soooo great, Safari/Camino fullscreen, Conversation Fullscreen, I don't tryed many other but everything works fine, Soooo great !!!
(0)
4.25
Macsterdam
09 April 2006
Version: 0.3
Excellent! Works great here. Very useful to have. Thanks!!
(0)
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4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
Application is not under development & not supported.

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