Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Apr 01, 2010
    Posts
    102
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro on OS X Mavericks
    Is there an easy way to split screens on a Mac?
    My boyfriend always plays these stupid internet games in which he needs to have two screens up at once. Is there a shorter way for him to do this without opening both internet windows and then manually sizing them to fit side by side?
    - Currently using a MacBook Pro running OS X Mavericks
    - syncs with iPhone 5S, iPod Touch, and iPad Mini

  2. #2

    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Neptune
    Posts
    7,730
    Quote Originally Posted by fdcampbell16 View Post
    My boyfriend always plays these stupid internet games in which he needs to have two screens up at once. Is there a shorter way for him to do this without opening both internet windows and then manually sizing them to fit side by side?
    I've found 2 apps that will facilitate this, both from the same developer.

    Firstly there's SizeUp. This adds shortcuts you use to move individual windows to one half of the screen, a quarter of it (pinned to a corner), and more. I don't see a way for it to automatically tile all open windows, but this is still quicker and easier than re-sizing manually.

    Next, they have Cinch. This does similar tiling like SizeUp, but you use the mouse to drag the window to a side/corner. In my experimenting, I flat out don't recommend it. It's very twitchy if you have Spaces in use, and I actually "lost" a window somehow (it was still in my list of open windows, but not visible) and Safari wouldn't quit.

    EDIT: These guys used to have a freebie app called TwoUp that was more limited in usage, but would be fine for your needs. But they discontinued it in favor of their shareware SizeUp. But if you can find a place to get it from, so much the better.

    And finally… there are some AppleScript solutions.
    http://www.ithug.com/2008/12/applesc...tiple-windows/

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
    ------
    Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac » Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
    ------
    Lifeisabeach - Mac-Forums Member of the Month June 2009, Feb 2012, and March 2013.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Apr 01, 2010
    Posts
    102
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro on OS X Mavericks
    Are you saying you don't recommend both of them or you don't recommend Cinch?
    - Currently using a MacBook Pro running OS X Mavericks
    - syncs with iPhone 5S, iPod Touch, and iPad Mini

  4. #4

    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Neptune
    Posts
    7,730
    Quote Originally Posted by fdcampbell16 View Post
    Are you saying you don't recommend both of them or you don't recommend Cinch?
    I don't recommend Cinch. It seems too buggy just from my 3 minutes-worth of experimentation. SizeUp seems ok. You can always try it for a bit and ditch it if it causes you trouble.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
    ------
    Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac » Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
    ------
    Lifeisabeach - Mac-Forums Member of the Month June 2009, Feb 2012, and March 2013.

  5. #5

    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Neptune
    Posts
    7,730
    I found a couple more apps. First is called WindowFlow. It's a bit more advanced than SizeUp, and can serve as a replacement for the built-in CMD-TAB cycling of open apps. It took me a bit to figure out the keyboard commands for selecting and tiling windows, but overall it is more flexible.

    You can also check out Breeze. It will save the current state of open windows of a given app and you can recall them from the menu or a keyboard command you create.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
    ------
    Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac » Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
    ------
    Lifeisabeach - Mac-Forums Member of the Month June 2009, Feb 2012, and March 2013.

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Apr 01, 2010
    Posts
    102
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro on OS X Mavericks
    I'm trying out Breeze and love it. But is there a way to edit or delete any screen state that I've created?
    - Currently using a MacBook Pro running OS X Mavericks
    - syncs with iPhone 5S, iPod Touch, and iPad Mini

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Apr 01, 2010
    Posts
    102
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro on OS X Mavericks
    Never mind. Figured it out.
    - Currently using a MacBook Pro running OS X Mavericks
    - syncs with iPhone 5S, iPod Touch, and iPad Mini

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-14-2014, 09:39 PM
  2. MBP woes... crashing, can't load, white screens, split screens
    By Che_Guitarra in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-13-2014, 05:46 PM
  3. 2 Screens 1 Mac!
    By Codeseven in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-19-2011, 11:37 PM
  4. Quick Free Easy program to join split video's
    By mikesco in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-13-2011, 02:21 PM
  5. Split-screen Mac games?
    By cangoalie in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-23-2008, 10:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •