a Q: I am not kidding..

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

  1. Schizophrenic macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    install boot camp.

    install windows.

    download Safari for windows.

    click "maximize."

    ...or do you want the complicated solution?

    :)
     
  4. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    /Rupert
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    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:

    javascript:self.moveTo(0,0);self.resizeTo(screen.availWidth,screen.availHeight);​

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

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

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    Very nice trick. I can see many uses, now that Spaces adds desktop flexibility.
     
  12. redshift20 macrumors member

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    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 68040

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    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

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    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

    zain
     
  15. motulist macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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

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    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.
    Alan
     
  18. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75459

    Enjoy!
     

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