How to easily resize and arrange windows in macOS Catalina | How to manage app updates in macOS

In macOS Catalina, a well-hidden function makes it easy to resize and organize your windows without having to drag them around clumsily. Thankfully, it’s easy to find and even easier to use. You can do it for any software that you have opened and want to switch around, be it entirely to one side of your phone or to another screen.

Here is what you are doing:

  • Push your mouse cursor up to the top left corner of your window where your app is located with buttons to close, minimize, and extend.
  • Hover over the green button that expands the app to the full screen.
  • Don’t click on it, just hover over it and wait until a drop-down menu appears with a few options
  • The options allow you to enter full-screen mode (which you can also do once by pressing the green button)
  • switch the app to the right or left side of your current screen, or shoot the app you are using to another screen (assuming you have one connected to your machine).

Truth be told, by chance, I discovered this feature. Some of my colleagues were also taken by surprise, while others relied on a third-party app named Moom for some time, which now provides some of the same functionality natively provided by macOS, another example of the notorious “Sherlocking” practice of Apple.

It’s good to have similar features built into Catalina, but I’d suggest checking out Moom if you find yourself needing even more flexibility and control when it comes to windows management. Thankfully, if you use macOS Catalina, it still works. And if you’re still using MacOS High Sierra and you don’t want to upgrade yet, if you download Moom, you won’t miss this feature.

How to Manage App Updates in MacOs

Your Mac can update apps automatically, or when you like, you can update them.

If you want to update your apps instantly to introduce a bug patch, wait to make sure that no other bugs come with those new changes, or let your Mac update your apps automatically so that you don’t have to think about it, your Mac gives you a choice. You can choose to automatically update them or you can manually update them. Ok, here’s how. (Note that, depending on which version of macOS you are running, the process is a little different.)


  • In the top left-hand corner of the menu bar, click on the apple symbol.
  • Open “This Mac About.”
  • Select “Update Software…”
  • Please click “Advanced…”
  • Check or uncheck “Install app updates from the App Store” next to the box.

From the App Store, you can also set up automatic app updates:

  • In the dock, find and press the App Store, or go to the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen and choose App Store…
  • Once the App Store is available, in the menu bar at the top of the screen
  • Click on “App Store” and pick “Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
    Check the box next to ‘Automatic Updates’ and, when prompted, enter your password.


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