Maximizing windows?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by coleg, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. coleg macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    Is there anyway to maximize windows in Mac OS X?

    I love OS X, but I would like to be able to maximize windows so they fill the whole screen (minus the dock). Can I do this?
     
  2. DanTekGeek macrumors 6502

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    pressing the green + sign will make the window as large as it needs to be to display all the data. If you still want it bigger, simply drag the bottom right corner.
     
  3. coleg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Shoot. I was just wishing, I don't like saying this, that windows were maximizable like Windows.

    Don't worry. I hate Windows.
     
  4. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    You'll get used to it...it's actually quite intuitive. :)
     
  5. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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  6. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    You don't need full screen... that's a major difference between OS X and WinXP. OS X has windows that are smaller-- WinXP has huge, ugly, windows that eat a 30" monitor.

    And Windows people wonder "how do you use that 12" screen!?!?!" ;) :D :rolleyes:
     
  7. DanTekGeek macrumors 6502

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    Its true! the only things I have full screen are my browser and my irc client, and that is only because I am stuck at 800x600. When Im working on higher resolution, its great to be able to see most of my windows.

    PS: I also only just switched a few months ago. you get used to it, and learn to love it.
     
  8. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Yea I actually don't really like having windows maxed out over the whole screen. It makes me feel sufficated or something.
     
  9. coleg thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah, i understand what you guys are saying.

    mac os x, with expose and how the dock and everything else is setup, you don't need to have the windows maxed.

    just sometimes it's nice.
     

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