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fernando140alto

What caused me more trouble to get used to it was the window management, which is very easily done in windows with win key + direction is not that easy in mac. For that, I use Magnet (magnet.crowdcafe.com/index.html). Which has a ton of options for window management. I use a 34"screen alongside a 15" laptop screen. It makes my life much easier!

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Cathal Mac Donnacha 🚀 Author

Yea readers have suggested Spectacle and Rectangle too so it's a hot topic. You have to pay for Magnet right? How does it differ to Rectangle? I like how Rectangle has snap assist but I'd really love if when I drag one windows that the other takes up the remaining space.

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fernando140alto

Oh I know what you mean. Like in windows, where if you place lets say, the window in the right side, you'd get the option to set the left side with any remaining window. Sadly this doesnt happen with magnet, however, you'get like 20+ of sizing options that really make a difference when you are working with big screens. I personally like it very much and it's the closest I've found to windows window management.

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Cathal Mac Donnacha 🚀 Author

Great thanks 👍

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leomiglio02

if you have a trackpad (that is very cool) you can use swish, I love it

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Cathal Mac Donnacha 🚀 Author

I don't but I've heard good things about them. I've been pretty happy with my MX Master mouse as it has a lot of shortcut buttons too. I really like the trackpad on the laptop but I have the laptop closed most of the time when at home so I might look at getting on external one.

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