Hummingbird

A macOS utility to make window management a breeze

Hummingbird is a macOS utility to allow easy moving and resizing of windows by holding modifier keys and dragging your mouse to move and resize windows.

Send-a-coffee-ware

Hummingbird is free to download and use and has no nag screens, license keys, or time restrictions. Just use it and if you feel like you've had a particularly amazing day pushing around windows without hunting for the edges send me a coffee!

I drink a lot of it 😅

You can also send me a coffee from within the app. Just look for the "Send coffee..." menu item.

Usage

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After launching, Hummingbird is accessible via a menu bar item.

Here, you’ll find its preferences and statistics for your current “Hummingbird mileage”.

On first use you will need to grant permissions for Accessibility Access. This is required so Hummingbird can move and resize windows of other apps.

Recent macOS versions have added a security feature to prevent this by default, asking you as the user to allow this access. Please note that Hummingbird does not send any window data anywhere.

The statistics Hummingbird displays are only recorded on your Mac.

 
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On first use you will need to grant permissions for Accessibility Access. This is required so Hummingbird can move and resize windows.

You will see an alert directing you to open “System Preferences”. In “System Preferences” go to “Security & Privacy” and select the “Privacy” tab.

 
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Once on the “Privacy” tab, please authenticate by clicking the lock at the bottom left and make sure the entry for “Hummingbird” under “Accessibility” is checked as indicated in the screenshot.

This setting allows Hummingbird to control your windows for you.

 
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You can configure the move and resize keyboard shortcuts in Hummingbird’s preferences

It is recommended to make them differ by only a single modifier key. This will allow you to quickly and easily switch between modes by simply lifting one finger.