in the past, its easy to steal some of Windows' best features and bring them to your Mac, as heretical as that may sound. Here's how.
Lock your screenLockTight is a small preference pane add-on that lets you configure the familiar hotkey for all your screen locking needs. Just remember, if it isn't already enabled, you'll need to ensure your Mac requires a password when exiting the screensaver — otherwise, that hotkey won't be doing you much good.
Maximize your windowsRight Zoom for Mac will alter the green button in such a way that maximized windows will fill the entire screen, eliminating the Mac's tendency for "inconvenient behavior" and "strange resizing."
Tile, organize and SnapShiftIt comes to the rescue, offering a set of simple hotkeys that will move an active window around your screen however you see fit, side-by-side, or top and bottom. But unlike in Windows, you can only tile two windows at a time, leaving other apps to sulk in the background — the best you're going to get unless you run to Boot Camp.
Meanwhile, if you're looking for a simpler solution, Cinch works very similarly to Windows 7's Aero Snap. Drag a window to the side of the screen, and watch it fall into place. Drag it away, and the window returns to its original size. That sort of functionality doesn't come free, however — Cinch will run you $7, or you can choose to run the app as nagware instead.
App-switching madnessSwitching apps on the Mac is a pain in the ass. Command-Tab cycles through apps, and Command-Shift-Tab (or Command-`) cycles through open windows within an app, but any window minimized or living in a different space is sadly excluded. For Windows users, this is maddening.
Aero Peek. Quite simply, any complaints you've ever had about task switching in OS X are fixed with Witch — though at the cost of $19, once you've exhausted your free trial.
Know any other OS X quirks? Is there a Windows feature you just can't live without? Let us know in the comments!