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Slate – windows manager for Mac

I have discovered Slate – windows manager for Mac which is doing exceptionally great job in improving my productivity.

Begin with reading of this article from Tristan Hume on how to start working with Slate:


And here is slate by itself with full tutorial:


Here is part of config which explains the idea:

config windowHintsShowIcons true
config windowHintsIgnoreHiddenWindows false
config windowHintsSpread true
config windowHintsDuration 5

bind esc:cmd hint

alias mon-laptop      1680x1050
alias mon-monitor     2560x1600

alias right-top move screenOriginX+screenSizeX/2;screenOriginY                   screenSizeX/2;screenSizeY/2 ${mon-monitor}
alias right-bottom move screenOriginX+screenSizeX/2;screenOriginY+screenSizeY/2     screenSizeX/2;screenSizeY/2 ${mon-monitor}
alias left-top move screenOriginX;screenOriginY                                 screenSizeX/2;screenSizeY/2 ${mon-monitor}
alias left-bottom move screenOriginX;screenOriginY+screenSizeY/2                   screenSizeX/2;screenSizeY/2 ${mon-monitor}
alias full-screen move screenOriginX;screenOriginY                                 screenSizeX;screenSizeY ${mon-laptop}

bind pad9:cmd ${right-top}
bind pad3:cmd ${right-bottom}
bind pad7:cmd ${left-top}
bind pad1:cmd ${left-bottom}
bind pad5:cmd ${full-screen}

Here is my full config:

I use next combinations to manage windows:

cmd+number on pad panel – I use it to move current active window to corresponding position: to corners/half the screen up and down.

For window hints I use cmd+esc