SizeWell
SizeWell 0.8.2 beta
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SizeWell provides users with better window resize and zoom options.

While resizing a window in Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) or Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6), hold a customizable modifier key to keep width/height, aspect ratio, centered, or to pin bottom right corner. In Lion (OS X 10.7), Apple has overhauled window resizing, therefore SizeWell no longer needs to implement these advanced resizing features for Lion users. SizeWell can still displays window dimensions while resizing windows in Lion, and continues to offers many zooming features.

When zooming a
What's New
Version 0.8.2 beta:

SizeWell SIMBL Plugin:
  • Added: Options to zoom whole window or window's content to resolutions in SizeWell Zoom Options menu.
  • Added: New resolution (HD 720 - 1280 x 720) to SizeWell Zoom Options menu.
  • Added: Shortcuts for all window positioning options in SizeWell Zoom Options menu.
  • Added: Window's content height to dimensions when resizing or zooming.
  • Improved: Support for recent versions of iTunes.
  • Improved: Support for TotalFinder.
  • Fixed: Conflicts with Adobe Photoshop's "Save for Web" window and a few other windows in Adobe apps.
  • Fixed: Conflicts with the main menu in Netbeans. SizeWell will no longer load into Java apps like Netbeans.
  • Fixed: Issues with Popovers in Lion.
  • Fixed: Other minor bugs.
  • Known Issues: SIMBL does not load into TextEdit or Preview in Lion, therefore SizeWell cannot currently support them.
SizeWell System Preferences Pane:
  • Changed: Zooming pane is now the default view in Lion.
  • Fixed: Various minor bugs.
SizeWell Loader:
  • Improved: Now loads SizeWell SIMBL Plugin into running apps more efficiently, just like SIMBL Agent.
SizeWell Installer:
  • Fixed: Various minor bugs.
Version 0.8.2 beta:

SizeWell SIMBL Plugin:
  • Added: Options to zoom whole window or window's content to resolutions in SizeWell Zoom Options menu.
  • Added: New resolution (HD 720 - 1280 x 720) to SizeWell Zoom Options menu.
  • Added: Shortcuts for all window positioning options in SizeWell Zoom Options menu.
  • Added: Window's content more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • SIMBL



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PorkPieHat commented on 26 Oct 2011
Suddenly SizeWell is crashing constantly, taking down TextEdit and other apps along with it, for some reason. Had to turn it off. However, I assume that SizeWell’s new problems are caused by SIMBL’s infirmity (which now frequently causes other SIMBL-reliant apps to crash too), or perhaps an incompatibility with Mac OS 10.7.2.
[Version 0.8.1 beta]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 10 Nov 2011
So sorry I didn't notice this sooner. I have not personally experience these kinds of issues, or heard of any system-wide crashing caused by SizeWell or SIMBL by any other users.

Please get in touch with me directly through http://support.sizewellplugin.com or email me at pico (at) randomapplications.com so that I can help get to the bottom of the issues you are experiencing and help to resolve them.
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Random Applications (developer) replied on 11 Nov 2011
Just a thought... if it is SIMBL that's causing issues, make sure that you have the latest version installed. The latest version of SIMBL right now is 0.9.9 and supports Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. The latest version of SIMBL has been working reliably for me on Lion.
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PorkPieHat replied on 15 Nov 2011
You are correct, it is SIMBL 0.9.9 that's causing these problems on my Macs. It crashes several times every day, and I can't figure out what the trigger is — sometimes it crashes when a SIMBL-reliant app is running, but more often it happens when I startup a nonSIMBL-reliant app or just do something with a nonSIMBL-reliant app that has been running for a while. I don't think the cause is a conflict with another app because both my MacBook and iMac experience the problem even though they are set up differently, are used for different purposes, and have very different apps installed. It drives me nuts, but I suffer with it because I really like SizeWell and the other apps I have that rely on SIMBL. I hope they figure out what its problem is soon.
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Kristijonas reviewed on 27 Mar 2010
Thank you for SizeWell, it will save years of time for many users. I'm just wondering if it can work with TotalFinder (SIMBL plugin) together? As I have installed TotalFinder, SizeWell had stopped to work on Finder.
[Version 0.7 beta 1]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 20 Jan 2011
Just released SizeWell 0.8 beta which fully supports TotalFinder.
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Evilinstone commented on 23 Mar 2010
Look interesting.

Please add ability to move window to another monitor with keyboard shortcuts.
Thanks!
[Version 0.7 beta 1]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 20 Jan 2011
This feature has been added in SizeWell 0.8 beta.
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Macsolu commented on 24 Dec 2009
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This does not work on/with Finder windows. I hope the developer can add this capability.
Mac OS X 10.5.8
[Version 0.6.5]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 24 Dec 2009
In 10.5, the Finder is Carbon, SIMBL cannot work with Carbon apps (like iTunes as well)
The Finder was rewritten in Cocoa in 10.6.
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Dokter_mac tipped on 21 Dec 2009
Works fine on PPC Leopard.
Just make sure you have the right SIMBL installed for Leopard!

Greets.

SIMBL for Leopard:
http://www.culater.net/dl/files/SIMBL-0.8.2.tbz
[Version 0.6.1]


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Bpm reviewed on 20 Dec 2009
love it!
although it will take a while for me to remember the hotkeys x)
[Version 0.6]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 20 Dec 2009
I have plans for that being fully configurable down the road, just want to get the functionality and features locked down first.
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Jetfiredx reviewed on 20 Dec 2009
Running fine on 2007 MacBook Pro with 10.6.2. Latest SIMBL and installed to /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins. Really nice to have some new resizing options.

I don't really think it is a problem when a dev addresses issues by releasing a couple updates in a few days. Better that in my opinion than never releasing a fix again.

One thing I'd like to see added is the ability to resize windows from any edge or corner preferably without holding a hotkey. I think that would give Mac users most of the same kind of window control found on Windows and Linux desktop environments. (And... maybe change the window maximizing behavior ala Right Zoom. That would save me one item running at startup. ^_^)

Thank you for this tool!
[Version 0.6]


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Fishscale commented on 20 Dec 2009
seems nice, too many updates though for it's 1 day sitting here on mu. Sit back, do more testing, ask for feature requests and performance reports from your users so that you can update it every week instead of every day. Nice start though.
[Version 0.6]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 20 Dec 2009
If I find a bug and fix it, I don't think any new downloaders after that point should have to be conflicted with the bug, so I post an update. Case-in-point, 0.6.1 just posted. As a system plugin, I can't test all possible interactions on my own computer. As more people use SizeWell, I'm sure more edge cases will show themselves, and I will want to fix them promptly... especially when I have time (like the weekend). Also, this software is fairly benign, none of the bugs or updates so far have contained terrible or catastrophic issues. If you wish to wait longer between updating your installation, you can.

Anyway, thanks for downloading.
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Flash1296 reviewed on 18 Dec 2009
Now that installation instructions are given, I can review the product.

It works as described.

The 3rd listed function - "Hold down the shift key when zooming a window to actually maximize it." is the most useful to me.

I like it.
[Version 0.5]


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Flash1296 commented on 18 Dec 2009
And just how does one install this bundle ?
[Version 0.5]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 18 Dec 2009
The description has been updated with installation instructions, but will take a minute to get to the site. The SizeWell page has also been updated with installation instructions.
http://www.randomapplications.com/extras/sizewell
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Sw_tester had trouble on 11 Jul 2011
seems to cause Photoshop CS5.5 Save for web not to work. disabling SizeWell allows photoshop to work correctly. dev - any idea when this will be fixed?
[Version 0.8.1 beta]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 24 Jul 2011
Sorry for not getting back to this sooner. I am traveling right now and do not have access to Photoshop to test with. But, in the mean time, you can just add Photoshop to SizeWell's blacklist in the SizeWell System Preferences pane.

There is already a topic for the issue on SizeWell's Get Satisfaction support page: http://getsatisfaction.com/randomapplications/topics/conflict_with_photoshop_cs5_save_for_web_on_os_x_10_6_7

Please follow the issue there to get notified of the official fix when it happens. But again, in the mean time, just use SizeWell's blacklisting.
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Random Applications (developer) replied on 16 Nov 2011
This issue has been fixed in SizeWell version 0.8.2 beta!
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Neewee had trouble on 14 Feb 2010
Works great. One problem (and have already submitted bug report via developer website, but Picodom you seem to monitor this board too) - on computer restart SizeWell doesn't apply to Finder windows (presumably because Finder loads first, and then SizeWell). A manual Finder Relaunch works though. I don't know if there is any way around this - I guess SizeWell would have to load before Finder does to automatically work on computer restart.

It's just a minor niggle, but it would be nice to avoid having to manually relaunch Finder on computer restart.

I'm running Snow Leopard (10.6) on a 13" MBP.
[Version 0.7 beta 1]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 15 Feb 2010
This is a behavior of SIMBL, I previously had this in the description, and accidentally removed it in the latest release. Also, there will be a solution for this issue in the next release.

Full reply on http://getsatisfaction.com/randomapplications/topics/sizewell_not_running_for_finder_on_computer_restart

Thanks for using SizeWell!
- Pico Mitchell
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Schmye-Bubbula had trouble on 20 Dec 2009
- Installed v0.6 in:
~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/SizeWell.bundle

- Already had SIMBL 0.8.2 for my Leopard 10.5.8 here:
/Library/InputManagers/SIMBL/SIMBL.bundle

- Quit Finder and relaunched.

Resizing a window with any of the command key combinations doesn't produce the desired results; just resizes the window normally.

Suggestions?
[Version 0.6]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 20 Dec 2009
SIMBL only works with Cocoa applications. In 10.6 the Finder was rewritten in Cocoa, it is still Carbon (like iTunes) in 10.5. Sorry, but nothing can be done about the incompatibility.
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Random Applications (developer) replied on 21 Dec 2009
It is possible there are other issues with 10.5 if it is not working in Safari, etc.
Please feel free to contact me: pico[at]randomapplications.com

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Teak42 rated on 01 Nov 2012

[Version 0.8.2 beta]



gaps96 rated on 28 Oct 2012

[Version 0.8.2 beta]



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Surfspirit rated on 23 Oct 2012

[Version 0.8.2 beta]



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Oleksii rated on 06 Jan 2012

[Version 0.8.2 beta]



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cstephen87 rated on 09 Apr 2011

[Version 0.8 beta]



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Emile100 rated on 25 Mar 2011

[Version 0.8 beta]



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Evan Laurie rated on 08 Feb 2011

[Version 0.8 beta]



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Arnaud Fortier rated on 21 Jan 2011

[Version 0.8 beta]


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Date:16 Nov 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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SizeWell provides users with better window resize and zoom options.

While resizing a window in Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) or Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6), hold a customizable modifier key to keep width/height, aspect ratio, centered, or to pin bottom right corner. In Lion (OS X 10.7), Apple has overhauled window resizing, therefore SizeWell no longer needs to implement these advanced resizing features for Lion users. SizeWell can still displays window dimensions while resizing windows in Lion, and continues to offers many zooming features.

When zooming a window, hold a customizable modifier key to maximize to whole screen or to any half. You can also override the standard zoom behavior (without holding a modifier key) to open the SizeWell Zoom Options menu or maximize to whole screen or any half. Undo a zoom by performing the same zoom feature again before doing anything else to the windows size or position.

SizeWell Zoom Options (available as menu of Zoom button by overriding the standard zoom behavior or right-clicking the Zoom button and as submenu of Zoom item in Window menu) contains features (with shortcuts):
  • Standard Zoom (⌃⇧0)
  • Whole Screen (⌃⇧9)
  • Half Screen
    • Left Half (⌃⇧1)
    • Right Half (⌃⇧2)
    • Top Half (⌃⇧3)
    • Bottom Half (⌃⇧4)
  • Third Screen
    • All Horizontal and Vertical Thirds (⌥⇧⌘ 1 - 6)
    • All Two-Thirds (⌥⇧⌘ 7 - 0)
  • Quarter Screen
    • Top Left Quarter (⌃⇧5)
    • Top Right Quarter (⌃⇧6)
    • Bottom Left Quarter (⌃⇧7)
    • Bottom Right Quarter (⌃⇧8)
  • Resolutions
    • Includes 14 of the most popular screen resolutions.
    • Options to zoom whole window or window's content to resolutions.
  • Position
    • Center (⌃⇧`)
    • Also includes all edges and corners, with shortcuts.
  • Screens
    • Next Screen (⌃⇧=)
    • Previous Screen (⌃⇧-)
Includes SizeWell Installer to make installation nice and simple.
After installation, SizeWell will even offer to eject the install disk and trash its disk image file.
Installation and cleanup, all in under 5 clicks!

Functionality demo video available on SizeWell Website.

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