Q: Does Display Maid work with (insert app name)?
Display Maid works with most apps. There are a few exceptions listed below. Under most circumstances Display Maid wont interact with these apps at all, but if you find an app that Display Maid works poorly with you can always add it to Display Maid's ignore list.
Q: I told Display Maid to restore all window positions but it didn't launch all my apps.
Thats because Display Maid is not an app launcher. It saves and restores window positions for apps that are already open.
Q: Does Display Maid support Spaces?
Yes and no.
Display Maid can’t save or restore positions for windows that are not in the currently active space because MacOS doesn’t provide a way to interact with windows that are in hidden spaces.
Display Maid is space “agnostic”. You can save/restore window positions across multiple spaces, but you’ll have to move to the spaces one by one and perform the save/restore action. If you are using the same app in multiple spaces, you’ll find that saving window positions for that app in one space will overwrite the save state for the previous space. You can get around this by using the profiles feature to save multiple states for the same display configuration.
Q: Does Display Maid support full screen or tiled apps?
No, full screen and tiled apps are an extension of spaces.
Before Display Maid can work properly you will need to grant it the ability to control your computer.
To give Display Maid the access it needs open System Preferences and open the Security & Privacy pane.
Next click on the "Privacy Tab" and then select "Accessability" in the list on the left. If you have already opened Display Maid it may appear
in the list of apps on the right side of the window. If Display Maid does not appear in this area you can add it to the list either by dragging
and dropping the Display Maid icon from the Finder to the System Preferences window, or by pressing the '+' button and finding Display Maid.
Check the box next to Display Maid and you're done.
You may need to click on the lock in the bottom left hand corner and provide an administrator password before performing the last step.
Display Maid lives up in the menu bar, out of the way. Use the Display Maid menu to save your window positions, either globally, or in the front most app, and then restore them again when things get messy.
Profiles are a great way to save mutliple window layouts for the same display set up. Prefer to save one window set for working, one for browsing the web, and another for gaming? Now you can!