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Ever wish you could move and resize OS X windows more easily? With MondoMouse, you can! This amazing System Preferences panel, which I first read about on Dan Frake's Mac Gems blog, lets you control window size and position via the mouse.

It's an amazingly simple concept -- move the mouse over a window, press and hold a couple of definable keys, drag the mouse, and the window resizes. Do the same, but hold a couple of different keys, and the window moves. Press a third key (or optionally, no key) and you'll get a pop-up information window about the window currently under the mouse. Finally, for all you Unix converts out there, MondoMouse enables true focus follows mouse behavior, with a user-settable delay. (Check out Dan's writeup for some movies of MondoMouse in action if you're still uncertain as to exactly how it works.)

I've been testing this on my MacBook, and it's been working great. It seems completely natural, and when I move back to the G5, I'm surprised when I can't easily move or resize the window. No longer do you have to find the lower right corner, or guess which bit of which app's window might be movable. Just hold the proper modifier keys down, and move the mouse. Something like this really should be built right into the OS. Until it is, though, I think MondoMouse is going to get my money when the free trial expires.
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MondoMouse - Resize and move windows via mouse drag
Authored by: ajwitte on Oct 30, '06 08:04:42AM
I have been using the WindowDragon APE module (free, http://homepage.mac.com/tconkling/windowdragon/) to accomplish the same thing, and it's worked well also.

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MondoMouse - Resize and move windows via mouse drag
Authored by: GlowingApple on Oct 30, '06 10:12:25AM

Thanks ajwitte for the link. Just tried it out and so far it's working great. Terminal seems to have some issues redrawing it's title bar when resizing with this app, but other than that it's working great!

One of my friends just switched to Mac and the single resize point was her greatest complaint (or at least the hardest for her to get used to compared to Windows). But not anymore!

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MondoMouse - Resize and move windows via mouse drag
Authored by: expanderz on Oct 31, '06 05:25:38AM

A great find, Thanks!



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Does not work with Apple X11?
Authored by: zeniam1 on Oct 30, '06 12:35:12PM

At least with Emacs windows, I'm unable to move them or resize them using MondoMouse.

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MondoMouse - Resize and move windows via mouse drag
Authored by: capacity on Oct 30, '06 03:20:56PM
There's also GeekBind (free, http://sourceforge.net/projects/geekbind), which works fine in Terminal, Carbon Emacs, and X11 (but not resize in X11), but it's no longer being maintained. And I have no idea about its Intel Mac status.

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MondoMouse - Resize and move windows via mouse drag
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Oct 31, '06 12:36:37AM

This should really be built-in to OS X. Whenever I come home from work (where I use Ubuntu) I miss the ability to simply press ALT and klick a window to move it. I don`t miss it enough to pay 5$, though. =)

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What?
Authored by: sapporo on Oct 31, '06 12:59:06AM

Resize and move windows via mouse drag? That's what I've been doing all the time!

Seriously, though, I'd rather use the keyboard. Anyone?



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MondoMouse - Resize and move windows via mouse drag
Authored by: dan55304 on Oct 31, '06 06:09:01AM

Normally I don't complain about shareware fees. People deserve to be paid for their work. But $15 for this kind of utility?



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MondoMouse - Resize and move windows via mouse drag
Authored by: kkL on Oct 31, '06 06:51:24AM

I prefer WindowDragon - it can resize any edge. Mondo seems to resize bottom right only. Although Mondo supports Safari (no luck with WD), it also fails to resize Terminal properly (I get garbage under top bar of the window).

That kind of functionality should be part of OS X, or at least Apple should provide API for this (to avoid incompatibilities).



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MondoMouse - Resize and move windows via mouse drag
Authored by: dmydans on Nov 01, '06 10:31:13AM

Just a point of information:
WindowDragon works fine in Safari on my three machines,
one an intel macbook.

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MondoMouse - Resize and move windows via mouse drag
Authored by: allenwatson on Oct 31, '06 07:00:50AM

Been using it since I heard about it from you at Mac Camp (Portland Mac User Group's weekend). And I'm loving it! However, I find that in Microsoft Word, I can move windows but not resize them (or is it vice versa?). And just now, when I tried to verify which was which. Word crashed. But that may not have anything to do with Mondo Mouse.

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MondoMouse - Resize and move windows via mouse drag
Authored by: ToogFilosoof on Apr 29, '08 03:48:23AM

It seems that the new position/size of a window isn't stored after modifying it with MondoMouse.
But overall, a great application!



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