megazoomer
Your rating: Now say why...

(11) 4.386363636363637

Key command utility grows front window to full screen.   Free
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
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
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
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



MacUpdate - megazoomer




  • Fiwi
    +2

  • Menu Eclipse
    +1

  • Menuless
    +1
megazoomer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 0.x:
(11)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(11)

sort: smiles | time
burypromote

+44
Jynto commented on 05 Jan 2012
This current version is out of date and will not work with Snow Leopard.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
[Version 0.4.1]


burypromote

+30

Tipp-Flo reviewed on 11 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 0.4.1]

2 Replies

burypromote
Lniebur replied on 30 Nov 2011
I cannot access http://ianhenderson.org. Would someone give me an alternate download site for version 0.5 for Snow Leopard?
Thank you!
burypromote

-7
Slippyd replied on 24 Apr 2013
I found it alive and well in the Internet Archive's cache of ianhenderson.org: http://web.archive.org/web/20111029191446/http://ianhenderson.org/megazoomer.html
burypromote

+73

Myka reviewed on 30 Apr 2011
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).
[Version 0.4.1]


burypromote

+4

piccobello reviewed on 01 Mar 2011
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!
[Version 0.4.1]


burypromote
+4

+7
pom commented on 27 Aug 2008
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.
[Version 0.4.1]

1 Reply

burypromote
+1

+120
Sesquipedalian replied on 06 Dec 2008
Thanks for that! This is just what I was looking for.
burypromote

+153

hced reviewed on 26 Jan 2007
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!
[Version 0.4.1]


burypromote
Stepfen commented on 05 Dec 2006
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.
[Version 0.4.1]


burypromote

Ned Ravine reviewed on 31 Jul 2006
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!:/
[Version 0.4.1]


burypromote

CS101 reviewed on 25 Jul 2006
Works ok, but display glitches when using Terminall.app leaves sections of the screen un-rendered on my TiBook (1280x854).
[Version 0.4.1]


burypromote

+1
SHRIZZA commented on 17 Jul 2006
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.
[Version 0.4.1]

2 Replies

burypromote

+1
SHRIZZA replied on 17 Jul 2006
Just wanted to also suggest that perhaps an alternate method like this could get around the requirement that the window in question belong to a Cocoa app?
burypromote
Ian Henderson (developer) replied on 22 Jul 2006
Nah, the Cocoa restriction has to do with how I'm loading the code into the application in the first place. Injecting code into Carbon apps is much more of a pain.
burypromote
-1

-1
Annabul had trouble on 29 Oct 2009
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?
[Version 0.4.1]


burypromote
-1

+72
cottinghamk had trouble on 04 Feb 2008
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!
[Version 0.4.1]


burypromote

+3
billyfuster had trouble on 06 Jul 2006
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.
[Version 0.4]


burypromote
+1

+4
eingebildet had trouble on 05 Jul 2006
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.
[Version 0.3]


burypromote

+3
MgMU had trouble on 08 May 2006
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.
[Version 0.3]



+6

BananeQuantique rated on 03 Jun 2012

[Version 0.4.1]


Downloads:42,146
Version Downloads:36,506
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:17 Jul 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
Overall (Version 0.x):
Features:
Ease of Use:
Value:
Stability:
Displaying 1-10 of 20
1 2 >
Displaying 1-5 of 5
Displaying 1-1 of 1
-
-
-
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
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.


- -