a Q: I am not kidding..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Schizophrenic, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Schizophrenic macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Just got my FIRST MAC EVER!! MY MBP! :D
    how to maximize the safari window to fit the whole screen?? I swear I am not kidding :eek:
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    1. click on the toolbar, drag it to the top left of the screen.

    2. On the bottom right of the window, there is a thing that looks like 3 "/"'s that get progressively smaller to grab and drag to the bottom right of the screen.

    3. don't do it. OS X is set up for more efficient multi-tasking, don't let your windows habits go to OS X, otherwise you'll start to get upset when OS X doesn't work like Window, rather then doing things the mac way -which while not necessarily is better, is different and how the OS is set up.
  3. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    install boot camp.

    install windows.

    download Safari for windows.

    click "maximize."

    ...or do you want the complicated solution?

  4. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    There's no way to "maximize" like in windows.

    Get used to it. The + button at the top left of the window (3rd button in) will fit the window to the content. But you typically don't need to take up the whole screen to display the content of the website you're on, so why do it? That seems to be apple's opinion on it.

    Congrats on your mac.

    ...oh yeah...LEARN YOUR KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS. It's like when your mom tells you to "eat your vegetables" You'd better do it so you become a more efficient user!
  5. Schizophrenic thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2008
    OK :D
    I will go the MAC way, but how to open another tab?
    You know what I am downloading Firefox :D
    Thanks for the quick reply
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Command-T opens a new tab. You're going to find that Firefox minimizes/maximizes the same way as Safari. It's the Mac way. Also, the Mac way is never written in all caps!
  7. Schizophrenic thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2008
    OMG I am so excited guys!! :D
    Just opened a new tab!
    I probably will have lots of Qs, bear with me :eek:
    I am loving this
  8. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2008
    The maximize to entire screen is a leftover thing from single-task environments, such as DOS. Welcome to a multi-tasking operating system. For me, this was also kind of strange, not to be able to maximize windows to the entire screen.

    However, you will find out, that in Mac OS X you can do a lot with drag and drop. The applications really work together much better as in Windows.

  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Make a bookmark, place it in the Bookmarks bar, call it something appropriate (ie. F or Full Screen or whatever), then change the Address to:


    Enjoy your Full Screen button...please don't use it...
  10. jackc macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    You should pick up David Pogue's book on OS X
  11. brad.c macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2004
    50.813669°, -2.474796°
    Very nice trick. I can see many uses, now that Spaces adds desktop flexibility.
  12. redshift20 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2006
    I don't know why people are so against the maximize feature in Windows. Maximized windows have nothing to do with poor multitasking... sometimes you just want to be focused on one application.

    Which leads me to my next point for the OP. When you get tired of 10,000 applications begging for your attention in OSX, try Think. It works great.
  13. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    I couldn't agree more.

    There are some times when I absolutely need zero distractions. For example, when I'm writing a report it's extremely easy for me to get distracted because the urge to procrastinate is strong when I'm doing that task. Even when no other programs are running besides my word processor and the finder, I'm still distracted by the files on the desktop, and if I accidentally click on a spot outside the word processor window then the front app changes to the finder, and any windows that were open jump in front of my screen even, and blah blah blah. It very obvious, for some people doing some tasks, full screen application mode is a must. In fact, for just this reason I use the word processor Mellel because it has a full screen mode.

    I am a HUGE Mac fan, but I'm not a fanboi. The difference between a fanboi and a fan is that a fanboi will defend his side without even seriously considering whether in some ways the other side might be better.
  14. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    dont see the need for maximising stuff - you jus minimize it and it docks or you use them along side by side. when i stopped using win xp/vista this was the first thing i learnt and probably the easiest advantage as opposed to spreading an entire window to fit my screen

  15. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    I don't get it, what does minimizing or running applications side by side have to do with the need to maximize? :confused: Minimizing is the exact opposite of maximizing.
  16. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    you are quite correct. there are some apps that i like to have full screen such as iPhoto, iTunes and the developer apps.

    but having a full screen Safari window annoys the hell out of me on my 23 inch screen as theres just too much white space either side of the page. and for forums such as MacRumors that stretch to accommodate the whole window i would rather have a slim window as its easier for me to read.
  17. Siron macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2008
    North Carolina
    Keyboard shortcuts yes repeat after me "I must learn keyboard shortcuts". I am a newbie from Windoze and I must admit I never really used shortcuts except Command (Control) C and Command V but just tried Command T. Love shortcuts.
  18. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC


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