Keyboard Shortcut For The Green "zoom" Button
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// Ever since I started using OS X as my main OS (back at version 10.1), I kept wishing for a keyboard shortcut for the green button at the top left of each window. I wanted a quick way to maximize a window. Sadly, such a shortcut never came into being. I finally took the time to write an applescript to do the job. You can paste this script into Script Editor and save it in your ~/Library/Scripts/ folder. I saved my script as "Click Green Maximize Button of Frontmost Window.scpt". I then used QuickSilver's Triggers feature to assign the keyboard shortcut Control-Option-Z to run the script. I picked that key combination because it's easy to press. I remember it by thinking of the Z as standing for Zoom. Get QuickSilver here: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22549
tell application "System Events" if UI elements enabled then set FrontApplication to (get name of every process whose frontmost is true) as string tell process FrontApplication click button 2 of window 1 --button 2 is the green "zoom" button for all applications --window 1 is always the frontmost window. end tell else tell application "System Preferences" activate set current pane to pane "com.apple.preference.universalaccess" display dialog "UI element scripting is not enabled. Check 'Enable access for assistive devices'" end tell end if end tell
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