Cool little green button!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mad jew, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I was a bit of a late starter to the iTunes craze so it took me a little longer than most to realise that in OSX, hitting the little green button in the top left corner made the player go into mini-mode. Yeah, I know, I'm a little slow... :) But anyway, I was then reading in an OSX book that there are other apps that have similar features like mini-mode. It failed to mention what they are so I was wondering if anyone out there knows of these other apps and what pressing the little green button will do...
     
  2. unfaded macrumors 6502

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    Typically pressing the green button is akin to the maximise feature in Windows. Press it and find out, can't hurt :)
     
  3. mad jew thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Yeah, I've grasped that one thanks. But are there any apps like iTunes where it has different effects? I've been clicking green buttons all day long on the ones I have to no avail so far... :(
     
  4. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Just another little tidbit...you can keep the iTunes mini player on top of all other windows by ticking the appropriate box under preferences/advanced :)

    As for the little green button, iTunes is the only one I can think of right now which doesn't follow the usual maximise to fit rule.
     
  5. ClarkeB macrumors 6502

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    I don't think any apps are "maximize to fit"...it's just a zoom button. To "maximize to fit" you have to drag the corner to the corner of the screen (allthough if you have a 4:3 display it technically does max2fit)
     
  6. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    Mail is maximizes to fit.

    But, Safari (which I have stretched across my screen), shrinks to half the width of my 17" FP.
     
  7. ja0912 macrumors member

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    I think what he meant by "max to fit" was "adjust window size to window content".
     

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