Finder Window Manager
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Create Window Sets to remember window size, placement, view options.   Shareware ($15.00)
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Finder Window Manager is, well, an application for managing your Mac OS X Finder windows.

This application allows you to create Window Sets to remember the size, placement, and just about all the view options of your open windows (there are a few minor settings such as label placement below or on the side of icon views that are not open to modification by third-party applications). Once a Window Set has been created, you can move, close, or otherwise modify your windows and easily restore the captured Window Set properties, opening all the windows and recreating their views, bounds,
What's New
Version 1.9.8:
  • Added 64-Bit support (requires Mac OS X 10.6+).
  • Improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • Several minor enhancements.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later



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Macus commented on 14 Mar 2014
Finally seems to be broken under Mavericks. It was a good ride.
[Version 1.9.8]


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+26

Runtime reviewed on 10 May 2011
Fabulous application, nothing comes even close to it (I tried out all). One of Apples most neglected softwares really needs this. Previous version has done a good job so far in Snow, but now it is perfect. Thanks!
[Version 1.9.8]


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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 09 May 2011
Finally! I've been waiting, it seems forever for the Snow Leopard compatible version of Finder Window Manager. In the meantime, any number of alternative window management utilities have come out - none of which suit me half so well as FWM.

The biggest advantage, as I see it, is that FWM enables me to create window sets, with specific windows, window locations and window sizes. Unlike most of the others, which subdivide the screen, I don't have to cover the entire monitor with my selected windows, leaving the desktop and other application windows visible and accessible.
[Version 1.9.8]

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Fariborz replied on 10 May 2011
I do agree with you. This is a superb utility that unfortunately I had to abandon for a while because of compatibility issues with the new system. Now that things are finally back to normal I hope to get the most of a good utility I was missing for a long time.
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Kosovar1 reviewed on 19 May 2009
Jon Nathan from the developer replied to my email within minutes with an easy fix to the problem I was having, (described in a previous message). FWM still has a few rough edges, but it is still very useful. Customer Support deserves five stars though.

Here's the fix: (Thanks, Jon!)

The best solution is to quit FWM (if it is open -- you may need to use
Activity Monitor in your /Applications/Utilities folder to send a quit
command to FWM if it is not responding) and then move the preferences file
to the Desktop. This will most likely cure the issue. The preference file
can be found in your preferences folder (~ is shorthand for your Home
folder):

~/Library/Preferences/com.jen.fwm.plist

By moving this file, you will lose your Window Sets but it should correct
issue you are seeing. If it does, there was a problem with the original
preferences file and it should probably not be used. However, if you had a
lot of custom settings that would take a long time to reconfigure, you can
send the original preference file ("com.jen.fwm.plist") you moved to the
Desktop as an attachment to a reply to this message and I will see if I can
eliminate the corrupted data and preserve your existing settings.
[Version 1.9.7]


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Kosovar1 reviewed on 19 May 2009
It's too bad to have to give one star to a program that used to be very useful. But after buying the most recent iMac model (2009, 2.93 Mhz) running OSX 10.5.7, FWM stopped working altogether. It tries to start up, then crashes with Error message "FWM AFN Error (PrefWindow) Can't make 0 into type boolean."

Can anyone advise?
[Version 1.9.7]


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Vasilis reviewed on 08 Dec 2006
This app rocks! Making sets of finder windows is just what I need. I move and copy things all the time.
The basics are very simple but there are some very nerdy looking preferences. This only means that it does way more than I want. and I think that's OK. Once I figure out what else it does I might be even happier.
There is one thin that is missing: you can hide all apps when you restore a set, but what's needed is that you bring the sets to the front.
[Version 1.9.6]


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Dana Sutton commented on 08 Dec 2006
This app. really needs some detailed documentation.
[Version 1.9.6]


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Runtime rated on 11 Jun 2013

[Version 1.9.8]


Downloads:5,585
Version Downloads:1,576
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:09 May 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $15.00
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Finder Window Manager is, well, an application for managing your Mac OS X Finder windows.

This application allows you to create Window Sets to remember the size, placement, and just about all the view options of your open windows (there are a few minor settings such as label placement below or on the side of icon views that are not open to modification by third-party applications). Once a Window Set has been created, you can move, close, or otherwise modify your windows and easily restore the captured Window Set properties, opening all the windows and recreating their views, bounds, and positions-and you can have an unlimited number of Window Sets. When you have many projects in various windows, this application quickly becomes indispensable.

While FWM provides an easy-to-use interface for managing Window Sets, this feature is just the tip of the iceberg of this application's capabilities.


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