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Right Zoom for Mac

By BlazingTools Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 27, 2013

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.3

macOS 10.15 Catalina support
Fixed screensaver freeze on 10.15


Release November 22, 2019
Date Added November 21, 2019
Version 2.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite


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Developer's Description

Right Zoom utility modifies the way "Full Screen" button works in macOS apps. Instead of moving the app to a new screen without Dock and menu, it is going classic way. The app will remain on the same screen - without hiding anything. You can choose where exactly to use Right Zoom by populating the application list. This utility will be useful for switchers from Windows world, as well for large screen users.
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