11" MBA has 4 pixels of unusable space?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pixel888, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. pixel888 macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed something odd on my 11" MBA - when I open a window fullscreen there are 4 rows of pixels at the bottom of the screen that I can not use. The window simply wont expand any more.

    Check out the screenshot here...
    http://home.comcast.net/~pixel888/images/mba11-bottom-pixels.png

    Notice the blue background showing below the Safari window.
     
  2. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    Ohh. Not what I thought.

    Let me see if I can replicate it on my Air.
     
  3. crisito macrumors regular

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    It's not the status bar.

    I know what you mean OP. Same on the 13".
     
  4. pixel888 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the status bar is showing in Safari but regular Finder windows behave the same.
     
  5. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah, I just checked it out on my MBA. Never noticed it before on my MBP, but it's there, too.
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

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  7. pixel888 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just checked on my old 13" MBA and my wife's 15" MBP and they also can't use those pixels! I never realized that. I guess it's more noticeable with having such limited resolution on the 11" MBA. I WANT those 4 pixels now!
     
  8. EspressoLove macrumors 6502

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    It's the gap for the Dock.
    if you switch Dock to either side - this gap fill follow ...

    Apple's logic I deduce was - to give some breathing room - between the bottom end of your maximized app and the Dock - to limit false activations (both with Dock hidden or not)

    In reality it fails to be enough of a buffer - so I just use darker backgrounds to distract me less.
    Though there is at least one exception - Apple's own iTunes - it doesn't give a damn about restrictions imposed by OSX on any third party soft - it sits there, shows it's skirt, laughing in your face ...
    also any apps you moved lower, so their bottom is even deeper - they show up too ....

    And yeah, absolutely every Mac out there is the same :(
     
  9. EspressoLove macrumors 6502

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    Switch Dock to the side - it'll give you your 4 (vertical) pix back (by taking 4 horizontally :p:D)
     
  10. pixel888 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to completely disable the dock?
     
  11. pixel888 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To gain 4 pixels :)

    I can use LaunchBar or DragThing to launch apps.
     
  12. EspressoLove macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I was in that place you are in now ...
    I disabled .... such thinking :p:rolleyes::D:cool::apple:

    But fret not - come next summer Lion will redeem you with some 40-60 extra pixels :cool::rolleyes:
    (and a bonus 10 pix on far right :p)
     

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