With the introduction of Mac OS X Lion the way we resize Finder or application windows has been (IMHO) dramatically improved in that we can now resize a window from any corner or edge. Previously to Lion we could only use the bottom-right corner of a window to resize.
With Lion’s new resize window we also have a few hidden options. These include:-
- Resize a window while holding down the “alt” key. Resizes a window equally on both sides.
- Resize a window while holding down the “shift” key. Resizes a window proportionally.
- Resize a window while holding down the “cmd” key. Resize a window in the background without making it the active window.
Lastly we have have a final bonus window feature that has been in Mac OS X for years but still amazes the uninitiated when first shown.
Minimise any window to the Dock while holding down the “shift” key minimises in slowmo. Still amazing!