Afloat for Mac OS X

After years of using Linux as my main system both at work and home, I got used to being able to drag windows by holding a keyboard combination and dragging with the left mouse button. The one disadvantage of the otherwise fantastic OS X is that despite being unix based, it did not have this feature. Having to drag a window by the very top bar got a little tedious, and resizing with the lower right handle was sometimes difficult.

So now I’ve found a small free plugin for OS X called Afloat which performs this task1 and many others too, including window transparency and making windows “always on top”. So thanks very much to Infinite Labs for creating this application, and hopefully other many fine products.

  1. small caveat - it only works with Cocoa applications (safari, preview etc.) and not Carbon applications (Finder, iTunes) ↩︎