Shortcuts, the flagship feature of this version, provides a mechanism to assign a single key to a favorite window size and/or position. While using MercuryMover, typing that key will instantly change the window to the specified size and location. Shortcuts can be created by cloning the size and position of an existing window or by typing the width, height and left/top coordinates into the shortcut editor in MercuryMover's preference pane.
MercuryMover now includes a heads-up display which shows the current window's width, height and distance from the top left corner of the main screen.
MercuryMover's unintrusive heads-Up display, has been updated with new graphics and even newer animations. MercuryMover is there when you want it and gone when you are done. See MercuryMover in action in this screen movie.
By shunning the slow and imprecise mouse, MercuryMover empowers you to work faster and play more. If you are a power user who likes to keep your hands on the keyboard then MercuryMover is for you.
Move and Resize
Move and resize virtually any window without touching the mouse. Using the Shift, Option and Command Keys, you can move or resize windows by 1, 10, 100 pixels at a time or to the edge of the current screen. Of course, MercuryMover is multi-screen aware.
Configurable Modifier Keys
Use the "Advanced" tab in the MercuryMover Preference Pane to customize the modifier keys (Shift, Option, etc). For example, set the Shift key to move or resize your window by 100 pixels instead of 10.
Undo and Redo
Any move or resize operation can be undone using Command-z and redone using Shift-Command-z while the MercuryMover Heads Up Display window is present.
Typing "+" while the MercuryMover Heads Up Display window is present will expand the current window to fill the entire screen. Typing "=" will center the window.
Updated for Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Optional Menubar Icon
Optional Dock Icon
Mac OS X v. 10.7 or later
1.5 MB Hard Drive Space
I clicked on "Enable MercuryMover" but typing command-control-up arrow doesn't bring up MercuryMover.
Uncheck "Enable MercuryMover" and recheck it in order to restart the MercuryMover service.
I see a message saying: "In order to use MercuryMover, please check the 'Enable access for assistive devices' checkbox"
When you see this message, MercuryMover will open the Universal Access Preference Pane. At the bottom of this Preference Pane you will see the "Enable access for assistive devices" checkbox. Click on this checkbox. Now MercuryMover will function normally.
I see a message saying "Your MercuryMover demo has expired. Please consider purchasing MercuryMover."
MercuryMover runs in a fully functional demonstration mode for 100 uses. This message means that you have moved and resized your windows your allotted number of times. MercuryMover can be unlocked with a license code available from our store.
When I try to enter my license code, the "OK" button is disabled.
When you purchased MercuryMover, HeliumFoot (the makers of MercuryMover) e-mailed your license code to you. Try copying and pasting the e-mail address and license code from that e-mail into MercuryMover.
I see a message saying: "Your MercuryMover public beta has expired."
You are using a test version of MercuryMover. Please download the current shipping version of MercuryMover.
I Can't Resize a Terminal Window
The Terminal is actually a little finicky when it comes to resizing. If you try to resize a Terminal window with the mouse, you'll find that it can only resize it by a fixed number of pixels at a time. This makes it function a little bit unpredictably with MercuryMover. For the most part, MercuryMover works best with Terminal on Mac OS X v10.7 (aka Lion) and later where it only prevents you from resizing windows by one pixel at a time.