10 thoughts on “Fullscreen On MacOSX Finally!? No, Just Megazoomer”

  1. bv says:

    thanks! i had forgotten about this for some time.

  2. Tom says:

    It works great. You should get a mac.

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  3. Joen says:

    Wow, that does look great! And you haven’t cropped it or anything? That’s actually it?

    Any idea how it works with a multi monitor setup ?

  4. That looks amazin’

  5. Tom says:

    No croppin’ nothing.

    I don’t have multiple monitors so I’m not sure. I’ll ask a friend.

  6. Tom says:

    Friend says:

    “And the winner is, yes. megazoomer works flawlessly multimonitor.”

    “omfg, whats cooler is having two apps full screened on different monitors. ie. Safari and TextMate”

    Something also to note is that it performs an awesome smooth grow animation when going to maximise.

  7. Joen says:

    Wow, that sounds great! Thanks for investigating, Tom!

    One final question: how was the installation process? I hear “Stoplight”, the previous alternative was rather painful to install.

    It seems my primary argument against the mac is slowly dissolving…

  8. Tom says:

    Well I already had SIMBL installed from other adventures so I didn’t have to install that. But it’s an easy install using OS X’s package install wizard thing.

    Then all I had to do was drag and drop the megazoomer.bundle file into ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/.

    Easy as pie.

    Oh and relaunch any applications I wanted it to appear in.

    One thing though, it doesn’t work in ‘legacy’ carbon apps (Finder, Photoshop CS 2 [works in CS 3]) etc. But most applications in OS X are cocoa so it’s only a minor issue.

    Glad to be of assistance.

  9. Joen says:

    Well I already had SIMBL installed from other adventures so I didn?t have to install that. But it?s an easy install using OS X?s package install wizard thing.

    Remember, I’m approaching Mac OSX as a total noob, and only when I have access to my girlfriends macbook pro. So anything other than “drag and drop to the app folder” worries me. Though judging by your recount of the process, I should’ve prolly tried.

    Mac OSX does look more and more appealing. I think it’s about time I re-read all my Mac vs. PC woes and list up the remaining annoyances, because I can no longer list them off the top of my head. Oh maybe one! I’d truly miss Directory Opus from GPSoft, which is the ultimate file manager with builtin ftp, builtin advanced renamer, and advanced copy features (such as “skip all”).

  10. Tom says:

    I could go on and on over why you would probably enjoy OS X, so do stop me if I sound like I’m foaming at the mouth with zealotry.

    Pathfinder is a Finder replacement that you may enjoy:


    But for the things you do with Directory Opus you might like to have a look at a bash shell (terminal, command line etc.) This isn’t cmd I’m talking about, this is bash.

    And one OS X tip for the day… in most applications (cocoa again here) if you hover over a word and press control + apple + d (d for definition probably) up pops a little window with the definition of the word.

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