- Create a keyboard shortcut for the maximize button:

It's Applescript:

tell application "System Events"
if UI elements enabled then
set FrontApplication to (get name of every process whose frontmost is true) as string
tell process FrontApplication
click button 2 of window 1
--button 2 is the green "zoom" button for all applications
--window 1 is always the frontmost window.
end tell
tell application "System Preferences"
set current pane to pane ""
display dialog "UI element scripting is not enabled.
Check 'Enable access for assistive devices'"
end tell
end if
end tell

Pretty cool. Hook it up as a Quicksilver trigger, as described on the page linked above and you're on to something. Finding out that alt-space, r, x (iirc) maximizes on Windows really sped up things for me. I hate using the mouse. Waaaaay too slow for anything that's not a FPS shooter or MMO. Computers are digital after all. Everything's discreet. No reason for analog control 95% of the time you're doing something even semi-serious.