Right Zoom
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Changes the default behavior of the OS X window zoom button.   Free
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Right Zoom utility is created for people who don't like a default behaviour of green Zoom button in Mac OS X programs. This small program changes its behaviour, so a green button will always maximize your windows to all available screen space instead of inconvenient resizing. You will also be able to maximize the active window with Command + Option + E keys (can be customised).

The program changes a behaviour of most annoying examples of inconvenient zoom button behaviour (Finder, Safari, MS Office, Pages etc). You can easily extend this list with your own applications.
What's New
Version 1.81:
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks compatibility improved.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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chrispiela.co.uk4930 reviewed on 25 Mar 2014
The BEST app ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[Version 1.81]


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MagdaC1369 reviewed on 04 Dec 2013
This just makes me so happy every time I press the green button. Thank you
[Version 1.8]


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FransnicoS2058 reviewed on 20 Nov 2013
Works well in OSX Mavericks. A very handy app.
[Version 1.8]


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BenjaminP8914 reviewed on 24 Oct 2013
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!
[Version 1.73]


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risnandar reviewed on 23 Oct 2013
standard osx should work like this zoom.. this small app is great and i use it everyday
[Version 1.73]


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LizzyLisa reviewed on 29 Sep 2013
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.
[Version 1.73]


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ohmmmmmm reviewed on 03 Sep 2013
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.
[Version 1.73]


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Terry R reviewed on 22 Jan 2013
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.
[Version 1.73]


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Dana Sutton reviewed on 11 Jul 2012
Works as advertised and does something useful. My only complaint is that I think I'd prefer this as a preference panel.
[Version 1.73]

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Wickedsp1d3r replied on 04 Aug 2013
Yeah, it should definitely be a preference panel.
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sameerrajimwale reviewed on 13 Jun 2012
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.
[Version 1.72]

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Zo219 replied on 20 Jun 2012
Or just use Preview. Which comes on every Mac and is way superior to Adobe Reader anyway.
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MagdaC1369 had trouble on 25 Nov 2013
When I try to open it to install it it says "RightZoom" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.
:(
[Version 1.8]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 26 Nov 2013
MagdaC1369, here's how to get around that problem….

- Right-click (Control-click) on the application's icon.
- Select Open from the contextual menu.
- In the next dialog which appears, click Open.

The application will open, and you will not have any further problems opening the application in the future--the application will open normally.
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MagdaC1369 replied on 27 Nov 2013
Why thank you. However when I closed it it won't open again. I've probably done something wrong. I give up
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MagdaC1369 replied on 27 Nov 2013
nvm it works now. :)
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Ackee had trouble on 30 Jan 2011
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.
[Version 1.7]


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Gcoghill had trouble on 08 Feb 2010
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.
[Version 1.7]

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Codemaster replied on 08 Feb 2010
why not change the hotkey?
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Gcoghill replied on 08 Feb 2010
I'm just giving people a heads up in case they run RZ without looking at the options.

Also, since the options state that it should only be active on specific applications, this is a bug.

I just disabled the hotkey altogether, but like I said wanted to give a heads up to other Photoshop users to avoid spending two hours troubleshooting their setup when a key combo stops working (like I did) :)
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Codemaster replied on 08 Feb 2010
The hotkey is designed to work for all apps, not only for selected
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Gcoghill replied on 08 Feb 2010
If that's the case, the wording on the options screen should be more specific. The Applications tab says "Use Right Zoom in the following applications only".

The key combo should have a note that it will take effect in all applications, regardless of the settings on the Applications tab.

Personally, if I want the RZ app to only work within certain apps, not sure why I would want the key combo to work on *all* apps.
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Faeryjane had trouble on 01 Nov 2009
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!
[Version 1.63]


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Eric had trouble on 13 Sep 2009
Click on the app ... and doesn't load ... nothing happens ....
10.5.6
[Version 1.62]


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noraa had trouble on 05 Sep 2009
Doesn't seem to work with Snow Leopard :(
[Version 1.61]


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Algos had trouble on 16 Mar 2009
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??
[Version 1.4]

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Algos replied on 16 Mar 2009
Figured it out, sorry for being a RTFM case ;)
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Arvidtp had trouble on 05 Mar 2009
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.
[Version 1.2]

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Codemaster replied on 06 Mar 2009
From the developer:
Really there it seems to be some freezes when Quick Time movie is played inside Safari.
After investigation I have found it's Apple's bug, and it seems there's no workaround at this moment. I will send a bug report to Apple.
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Arvidtp replied on 06 Mar 2009
thanks for looking into it.
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Rynokins had trouble on 03 Mar 2009
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!!
[Version 1.1]

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Codemaster replied on 10 Mar 2009
done

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Teak42 rated on 01 Nov 2012

[Version 1.73]



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Emile100 rated on 13 Oct 2012

[Version 1.73]



werner jacob rated on 02 Sep 2012

[Version 1.73]



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MacUpdate-Nick rated on 26 Jul 2012

[Version 1.73]



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carmie rated on 24 Aug 2011

[Version 1.72]



Yabee rated on 25 Mar 2011

[Version 1.72]


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Date:04 Dec 2013
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Right Zoom utility is created for people who don't like a default behaviour of green Zoom button in Mac OS X programs. This small program changes its behaviour, so a green button will always maximize your windows to all available screen space instead of inconvenient resizing. You will also be able to maximize the active window with Command + Option + E keys (can be customised).

The program changes a behaviour of most annoying examples of inconvenient zoom button behaviour (Finder, Safari, MS Office, Pages etc). You can easily extend this list with your own applications.

You can customise it to expand the windows with Option key pressed only, or use your own hotkey to expand windows to a full size.

More options are available to customise. Hold Cmd key on program startup to configure its options.


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