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Maximize all windows with option double-click Desktop
If you have multiple minimized windows from the same app, you can maximize all of them at once by double-option clicking the minimized icon in the dock.

[robg adds: I couldn't make this work at first, testing with Firefox. However, after some more testing, I figured out the problem -- it does work, but only with Cocoa applications. And for fun during demos, add in the shift key for the usual slow motion effect (yes, a completely uncalled for use of slow motion, but it does demonstrate the option-double click quite nicely!).]
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Maximize all windows with option double-click
Authored by: FunkDaddy on Mar 17, '04 10:27:01AM

You don't need to double-click, just option-click.



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Option Key => the "Do to All" key for window management
Authored by: varcos on Mar 17, '04 12:11:46PM
Of course I'm sure everyone here already knows this, but if you don't... the Option key is like the "do to all" key for window management. Cmd-W closes a window, Cmd-Option-W closes all windows for an app. Cmd-S saves a file, Cmd-Option-S saves all files. Clicking on the Close, Minimize, Maximize buttons in the title bar with the Option key will apply the click to all windows for that app. Of course you're results will vary based on the app. This also works with Windowshade (http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/wsx/) to shade or unshade all windows in an app. Hopefully someone finds this useful.

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