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Right Zoom for Mac

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 16 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    41,522
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 21, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    552.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    46
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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Right Zoom for Mac addresses the annoying problem of the Mac's green zoom window button. Rather than simply maximizing the window to fit the screen, users still must click the lower right corner and drag the window larger. This application changes the default button functions, making it a true maximize feature.

The freeware program works in the background to change the default functions. After downloading quickly, the program brings up a preferences menu. This allows for Right Zoom for Mac to be activated at all times, or when an additional hot key is pressed. There are a number of different key options and combinations available. An additional menu, easily accessible from the top of the window, allows for the program to be activated for only certain applications. These include office suites, the finder, and Web browsers, among many others. Users can also set the program to operate in all applications, except certain designated ones. After being initiated, the program works as advertised. The only downside is the advertisement that displays along the main menu's bottom, but this is not much of an issue for the freeware program.

For those who want a true window maximizing feature on their computer, Right Zoom for Mac works well and is easy to set up.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Messes up window behavior"

July 10, 2014  |  By DanielSBuus

2014-07-10 02:06:05  |  By DanielSBuus

 |  Version: Right Zoom 1.81

Pros

It does actually make the green button behave like a maximize button

Cons

Makes new windows open behind active ones.

Summary

I've used RightZoom since Lion, ever since I've been puzzled by the tendency of Mac OS X to open up new windows behind others. I had this behavior with Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks.

When doing Alt-Cmd to open up a Finder window, I could see it flash and disappear, and then I'd need to do it again to actually get Finder to the foreground. I thought for a while this was a bug in XtraFinder, but not so.

Today, I was frustrated with iOS simulator opening up behind of Xcode every time it launched, and seeing the opposite behavior on my colleague's Mac (also behaving properly on Alt-Cmd with XtraFinder installed), I decided to go hunting for the problem. Turned out that the culprit is RightZoom.

Luckily, I don't really need it anymore, as I'm already using BetterTouchTool for other things, and here I've set up keyboard shortcuts for maximizing and restoring window sizes.

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2 stars

"No longer works correctly when using Mavericks"

April 27, 2014  |  By Mr_Blocher

2014-04-27 12:52:48  |  By Mr_Blocher

 |  Version: Right Zoom 1.81

Pros

It worked wonderfully in all previous versions of Mac OS X that I tried.

Cons

Since upgrading to Mavericks it won't maximize a window anymore.

Summary

If you aren't using Mavericks, get it. You will love it. I can't recommend it for Mavericks users, though.

Updated on Apr 27, 2014

Oops. Right Zoom suddenly started working for me in Mavericks. I have no idea why it didn't work before and does now. Can I change my rating to 5 stars now? Or just delete my review altogether?

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5 stars

"Just works"

January 24, 2012  |  By Fooly2000

2012-01-24 22:22:25  |  By Fooly2000

 |  Version: Right Zoom 1.72

Pros

Works like it should and it's free without any serious drawbacks

Cons

Some apps are not working with it, that's why do not enable it for all apps, just for apps where you need it

Summary

Like some previous reviewer told, some Adobe apps are not compatible, but why choose 1-star rating for that? It's actually described in the help file and you just can add those apps to Exceptions.
Overall it's helpful app in my opinion.

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5 stars

"What Apple forgot"

December 18, 2011  |  By Jordan_Mastellone

2011-12-18 02:47:17  |  By Jordan_Mastellone

 |  Version: Right Zoom 1.72

Pros

Maximises windows, rather than the user having to perform the stupid, awkward routine of dragging the corner of a window to full screen.

I have an older version (tiger era) that still works for lion. ie, without updating, it is highly compatible

Cons

Doesn't work with some applications

Summary

Incredibly useful, and personally, I think it's an option that should be included with all versions of OSX.

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1 stars

"Can cause other apps to freeze"

November 23, 2011  |  By DesignerGuy64

2011-11-23 14:40:50  |  By DesignerGuy64

 |  Version: Right Zoom 1.72

Pros

Works for maximizing windows (on 10.6.8)

Cons

Causes Adobe Illustrator to freeze when shift-clicking objects on the canvas. I set shift to be the modifier used for when I click the plus button on windows, but that should be beach-balling Illustrator. UNINSTALLED.

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5 stars

"Works as intended!"

July 10, 2011  |  By mgallaher2011

2011-07-10 04:25:35  |  By mgallaher2011

 |  Version: Right Zoom 1.72

Pros

- Makes apps full screen without hassle
- Does not annoy with anything

Cons

Some apps (rarely) need to be added to Exclusions. Some Adobe apps for example

Summary

Configure it correctly and enjoy - it's free and used by many Mac users :))

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1 stars

"Does not play well with other apps."

May 22, 2011  |  By photojon

2011-05-22 07:57:07  |  By photojon

 |  Version: Right Zoom 1.72

Pros

Zooms windows as promised.

Cons

When Right Zoom is running, my mouse can only open one folder, and then no longer can click, or double-click anything else open.

Summary

Beware.

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5 stars

"Finally!! Like OS 9"

November 08, 2010  |  By Player_16

2010-11-08 17:05:06  |  By Player_16

 |  Version: Right Zoom 1.7

Pros

Is seems quite good.

Cons

Still testing but nothing as yet.

Summary

At LONG last, I can click the green button and fill the screen like OS 9 and Windows.

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5 stars

"awesome product."

June 18, 2010  |  By vrdwarak

2010-06-18 04:43:45  |  By vrdwarak

 |  Version: Right Zoom 1.7

Pros

really simple

Cons

none, nothing is there to be cons.

Summary

excellent and very useful for mac users.

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5 stars

"Thank you Mac Gods!!"

April 08, 2010  |  By JoeGoe12

2010-04-08 20:10:25  |  By JoeGoe12

 |  Version: Right Zoom 1.63

Pros

Works with every thing. Makes every windows FULL SCREEN!

Cons

Absolutely nothing!!!

Summary

Amazingg app. Must download for every Mac user.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher BlazingTools Software
Publisher web site http://www.blazingtools.com
Release Date June 21, 2016
Date Added June 21, 2016
Version 2.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.11
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 552.95KB
File Name RightZoom20.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 41,522
Downloads Last Week 46
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License Model Free
Limitations no limitations
Price Free

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