Right Zoom
Right Zoom
2.3

5.0

Right Zoom free download for Mac

Right Zoom2.3

24 December 2019

Changes the default behavior of the OS X window zoom button.

Overview

Right Zoom utility makes "Full Screen" button to work differently. You can compose your list of applications to maximize Windows way, without hiding the Dock and menu. The utility should be useful for switchers and big screen users.

What's new in Right Zoom

Version 2.3:
  • Added compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina

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57 Reviews of Right Zoom

5
emil-vissing
09 April 2015
Version: 1.81

Most helpful

Its awesome :-)
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5
ironmors
17 January 2020
Version: 2.3
Excellent. Thank you for creating the app.
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5
bisposilvafabio
14 January 2020
Version: 2.3
very good job. and it's free. thank you!
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evilinstone
15 June 2016
Version: 2.0
'inconvenient zoom button behaviour' - WHAT???
Totally convenient.

Maybe you from Windows...
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emil-vissing
09 April 2015
Version: 1.81
Its awesome :-)
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Mikael-B
04 December 2014
Version: 1.81
Works fine I believe, but it did mess up a VISE installer I ran. Probably a good idea to activate just for the apps that need it.
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zoob
14 November 2014
Version: 1.81
I sure miss this utility since upgrading to Yosemite!
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lefnire
04 November 2014
Version: 1.81
No longer works for Yosemite
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unGraphic
16 October 2014
Version: 1.81
Given that Apple completely SCREWED the green button functionality in Yosemite, will Rightzoom be updated to make the green button work as it should? Please say there's a fix for that coming!
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novkev24
30 September 2014
Version: 1.81
I tried using the RightZoon app on OS X Yosemite Public beta 3. The app did not appear to work correctly. When will you be supporting the new OS?
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5
chrispiela-co-uk4930
25 March 2014
Version: 1.81
The BEST app ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5
MagdaC1369
04 December 2013
Version: 1.8
This just makes me so happy every time I press the green button. Thank you
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MagdaC1369
26 November 2013
Version: 1.8
When I try to open it to install it it says "RightZoom" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer. :(
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5
FransnicoS2058
20 November 2013
Version: 1.8
Works well in OSX Mavericks. A very handy app.
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5
BenjaminP8914
24 October 2013
Version: 1.73
Worked great for OS X Mountain Lion, Looks like it is not ready for OS X Mavericks...eagerly awaiting an update so it works with Mavericks!
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5
risnandar
23 October 2013
Version: 1.73
standard osx should work like this zoom.. this small app is great and i use it everyday
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5
LizzyLisa
29 September 2013
Version: 1.73
Yes there is a problem with Adobe apps but it should be fixed from Adobe side. That's problem is very old and is described in right zoom readme. Just use Exclusions.
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ohmmmmmm
03 September 2013
Version: 1.73
We installed Right Zoom on several iMacs running 10.7 with Acrobat Pro (CS4) installed. Acrobat slowed to less than a crawl. Upon deleting Right Zoom, problem vanished.
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5
Terry-R
23 January 2013
Version: 1.73
I love Apple and I love Mac's. On my 21.5'' I Mac I have never been able to totally expand my window to the entire desk top until now. Have no idea why apple designed it that way as all other pc's already utilize the entire screen. This had been my only complaint with I Mac in the past, but is now resolved and is the perfect computer. This is a must have application for your Mac.
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4.5
Dana-Sutton
11 July 2012
Version: 1.73
Works as advertised and does something useful. My only complaint is that I think I'd prefer this as a preference panel.
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sameerrajimwale
13 June 2012
Version: 1.72
ALL, Please remember to create an exclusion for Adobe Reader! Adobe Reader becomes very unresponsive and unusably slow due to Rightzoom. Creating an exclusion would fix this! (I did not discover that, I read that somewhere on the net) SAMEER RAJIMWALE. PUNE.
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swalker26
22 May 2012
Version: 1.72
Wonderful App, works great. Does just what it's supposed to and is so easy it became habit and when I didn't have it(when I upgraded) I was lost. If you have issues, remember to update and check the exclusion list, it's there for a reason.
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lugesm
23 July 2011
Version: 1.72
RightZoom was great under "Snow Leopard" but does not work properly under "Lion."
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Kzx72
11 June 2011
Version: 1.72
Work great going left to right but up and down (on Firefox for example) there's a thin horizontal gap revealing part of my desktop wallpaper that doesn't fill the entire window frame. This should be built into apple by now but since it's not, here's a suggestion for a future release: "Down Zoom"
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Ackee
30 January 2011
Version: 1.7
Used to work OK, but recently upgraded to latest version and now I can't stop the configure screen coming up every time Right Zoom is launched. I'm running Snow Leopard in a user (not admin) account, with Right Zoom as one of my login items. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Drew-bailey
16 June 2010
Version: 1.7
I like RightZoom a lot, but it created a conflict with Word 2008, wherein I've had problems placing the cursor within selected text. As word processing is one of the main things I do on my computer, I have, unfortunately, had to move on to Klicko.
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5
cstephen87
14 May 2010
Version: 1.7
Otherwise a ridiculous application that a developer had to go to the trouble of making, but a seriously needed one: I don't know how anyone works with these haphazardous expand/shrink/minimize/maximize without some sort of modification made to the core system in their everyday computing... In any case, this is long needed... But what NEEDS to happen is: Apple simply makes that stupid green button... Work! On the other hand, if you're willing to spend a little money, you might want to check out this combo to get a "Windows 7 effect": Cinch + SizeUp Good luck!
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Claudio-wilmanns
09 February 2010
Version: 1.7
Perfect! 5 Stars!
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gcoghill
08 February 2010
Version: 1.7
With the default settings, the default keyboard combo for right Zoom with disable that combo in Photoshop CS4, even if the settings are set (as in the default settings) to "only enable Right Zoom in these specific apps". Might affect other apps, I only noticed in Ps CS4. I sent this info to the developer as well.
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macupdate-robert-dreamcore
30 November 2009
Version: 1.63
Thanks for this app. I find it particularly useful on small displays, with the exception of the configuration dialog, which is too tall to fit some screens.
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Alan-C-
05 November 2009
Version: 1.63
Love the app. Can't believe Apple messed this up. However, one little quirk: Adobe Illustrator CS3 seems to have difficulty with it. With Right Zoom installed and running, Illustrator begins to hang up nearly every time you select something. The beach ball appears and it only hangs for a few seconds, but it is troublesome. Otherwise, this is excellent.
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Faeryjane
01 November 2009
Version: 1.63
I've just installed this app and it's fantastic, especially as a former Windows user!! I've been looking for something like this since I bought my Mac 2 years ago! So, thanks! My only problem seems to be that even though it maximises on the right hand side, it always leaves about 2mm on the left hand side, even when I use it on a screen that has already been manually maximised. As it happens, this has been an issue from day dot with Safari, that whenever I open it, no matter that I have dragged it to maximise the screen in my last session, it always opens a little to the right. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Codemaster
14 September 2009
Version: 1.62
why not read a guide to find out that there ARE options available
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Orion-Mk-V
13 September 2009
Version: 1.62
Works great. Easy to use with no config, but nice to have the options.
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obergsson
13 September 2009
Version: 1.62
Click on the app ... and doesn't load ... nothing happens .... 10.5.6
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star-affinity
09 September 2009
Version: 1.61
Please help me fix the stupid zoom-button behaviour of iTunes 9 and bring support for Snow Leopard! :) Apple - give me a break with your inconsistent zoom-button behaviour! :P
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Mstielau
09 September 2009
Version: 1.61
I really like this app. Here's hoping the developer updates it for Snow Leopard.
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Noraa
05 September 2009
Version: 1.61
Doesn't seem to work with Snow Leopard :(
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Springheelmac
29 March 2009
Version: 1.61
This is one OS X enhancer I can't live without. Just one thing, how do you get to the screen to configure it? (Not to sound like a total TOOL but I can't find it.)
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Lainsnavi
28 March 2009
Version: 1.6
I don't know if it's possible, but I'd like to be able to set a modifier key to enable it when clicking the green button instead of just all the time or a keyboard shortcut. For example option-click the green button to expand to fullscreen. Clicking it normally would maintain the default OS X behavior. This would make it act like how it used to be in the days of OS 9.
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John-Mcdonnell
22 March 2009
Version: 1.5
If you make one widow full screen you defeat the heart of the operating system. The heart of the operating system is drag and drop. If you have one window covering the entire screen you can not drag and drop. Let me give you an example. I was helping someone who wanted every window full screen, so we had word and safari full screen. Then the person I was helping wanted to know how save a picture from safari into word. It took us twelve steps. The person said to me "there must be a better way". I showed the person that if you had both windows side by side, with no overlap you could transfer the same picture from safari to word in three steps, using drag and drop, and save yourself nine steps. In a nutshell if you make all of your windows full screen it slows you down, lowers your productivity, and takes more time. When you click the green button the default behavior is to make the window only as big as necessary. Give the default behavior a try, you will probably find that you become more productive and have more time for the rest of your life.
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Dalahast
17 March 2009
Version: 1.5
Is it just a coincidence that a friend of mine made a SIMBL plugin to do this system-wide and called it WrongZoom?
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Asdfasd
17 March 2009
Version: 1.4
I was (and I am) looking for an application like this for a long time. I was also expecting to see apple changing the green plus sign behaviour, the way it originally works seems more like a bug than anything else. Right Zoom works perfectly if you are in a one monitor situation, unfortunately when working with a dual setup (my case) its behaviour starts to become quite annoying. Since instead maximising the window size to the size of the monitor where that window is, it simply moves the window to the first monitor and than maximizes it... So no use for me... and I am still looking for the right zoom application still. Regarding the cmd + tab shortcut it was really a bad idea since it is the default key for a new tab in Safari, fortunately you can easy change the key or delete that option from the option .plist file inside the app, so it is really fixable. Has I said good app for a one monitor, not that useful for multiple monitors...
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Gabrielu
17 March 2009
Version: 1.4
Why in the world would you use COMMAND + T on your App? Now I can't open a new tab on my browsers. Bad idea! I just quick the program and removed it from my startup apps list.
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Danny-2
16 March 2009
Version: 1.4
Great tool. Predictable window behaviour with Right Zoom. I like.
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Algos
16 March 2009
Version: 1.4
This a really nice utility, but how am I supposed to open a new tab in Safari now that the new key command for maximizing changed to Cmd-T? Any way to set this to a different key??
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Encro
07 March 2009
Version: 1.2
Excellent work. This tool has standardised the behaviour to do the exact same thing in every app and has made the green zoom button useful again rather than an ignored button because you couldn't guarantee the result. Fantastic little helper.
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Arvidtp
05 March 2009
Version: 1.2
RightZoom seems to cause a problem with the Quicktime Plugin in Safari (probably only Safari because Safari the only browser was on my list of supported apps for RightZoom). Any action you take (button press, etc) on a quicktime plugin window causes the computer to become completely unresponsive for 3-5 seconds and the quicktime movie choppy. Additionally, any left click within the quicktime movie brings up the menu you normally get when right-clicking, instead of its normal function of stopping playback. This is on 10.5.6 Intel, Safari 3 This behavior also seemed to have started affecting the finder, but that was solved by a reinstall of quicktime. The safari problem was not. So I'm stopping using RightZoom for now.
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Dougward
03 March 2009
Version: 1.1
This is great, but can you extend it so it'll work for WebKit nightly builds too? I run them instead of Safari :)
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Rynokins
03 March 2009
Version: 1.1
To the DEVELOPER: can you please make it so the 'Command-E' can be turned on or off easily? I use Command-E regularly to eject .dmg files and discs. Thanks!! Nice app!!
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Makai
02 March 2009
Version: 1.1
"You can also use Command + E keys to maximize the current active window in most applications." TNX for listening!! ;-) ;-) However, Cmd-e may conflict with Finder's "Eject" command, as it apparently does with Safari's "Use selection for Find". No showstopper for me, though. TNX again!!
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Arvidtp
02 March 2009
Version: 1.1
This is great on a laptop! However I'd ideally like to have the Mac OS 9 solution: Option-Click to force the window to enlarge to fill the whole screen, but auto-size as OS X normally does otherwise.
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Major-Mauser
02 March 2009
Version: 1.1
This is great.... I can't see why Apple just does not use the windows modifier for controlling window resizing. Right Zoom brings it to us now. Thanks!
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Etartakoff
02 March 2009
Version: 1.0
I love this, why didn't I think of it, not that I could write code or anything, but it is just what I always wanted and didn't even know it
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Mr-Sexy
02 March 2009
Version: 1.0
so far it's simply what i've always wanted..
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Larsen2k4
01 March 2009
Version: 1.0
Awesome! Just does what it's meant to do :)
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Maclover1-1
01 March 2009
Version: 1.0
Some people make sense !!! Thanks for this utility :-)
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Makai
01 March 2009
Version: 1.0
Excellent idea; congrats! Does what it says. As a next, could the same 'full zoom' behaviour get connected to the Zoom command in the Windows menu? This way, it could be evoked by a keyboard shortcut. Again, thank you for leveraging this annoyance!
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