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Old 05-07-2011, 07:06 AM
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New Macbook air for my consulting - been a while since I used OSX - how do you get the window to be full screen maximized when you fire up an app? I have looked everywhere.....

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edit: never mind - downloaded a 600 bite program called "right zoom" that works perfectly maximizing with a hot key - good enuf...

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Very bottom right of window, see the 3 diagonal lines?

Right click and pull on that box.
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knew that - want automatic like windows
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Glen E.....

You mentioned “windows”........ Why in the world?

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Glen, if you ever need OSX help, send me a PM and I will be more than happy to help ya out.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:46 PM
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Try the Green Button on the top left corner. The Green Button next to the Yellow and Red Button.
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Guys....its not that easy...and this aint my first go rpund with OSX
Read the apple forums - The green button does not expand the same in all programs

Right zoom does it
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What program are you using?
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Right. Even in Finder, the green button won't necessarily fill the screen. The green button fills the screen to accommodate the maximum width of whatever is in the window.
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Right...in OS X, there's nothing that I know of that will maximize the window, like in Windows OS. Some applications do it (Firefox works that way for me here), but most apps don't seem to do this.

The irritating thing about it is that you can only drag and expand the window in the lower right-hand corner. Resizing the window should be easier than that, lol. Having said that however, I have read about an OS hack that enables resizing from the edges of the windows. I haven't read it in a while, but I know there's at least one hack out there for it--or there used to be anyway.

TB

EDIT: Here is something like what I read. Check out the link to the Applescript near the bottom of the article.

EDIT#2: Wow...just tried this more with several apps here. It seems to work MUCH better now than it used to! I am running OS X 10.6.7, and the green '+' button now has a much more dramatic effect than it did in previous versions. Even the terminal and TextEdit windows now expand all the way and fill the screen for me. I hadn't noticed that before. I don't know when it came about (which OS X version), but it sure works better than it used to.

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