Always open an specific app in fullscreen mode

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thulium, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. thulium macrumors newbie

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    In Windows it's possible to set the status "open maximized" for an alias of an application.

    It seems that such a feature does not exist in OS X.

    Is there a workaround in form of an apple script which can used "like an alias"?

    Or do you have another idea to solve the task?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    If you go to settings-->general, you'll see a default checked option that says something like: close windows when closing application. Uncheck that. Next time you close an app that is in full screen or with a certain window size, it'll remember that the next time you open it.
     
  3. thulium thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I unchecked it. Than I set Thunderbird to fullscreen mode. I closed Thunderbird and reopened it. It does not have the fullscreen mode.
     
  4. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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  5. thulium thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes
    --- Post Merged, Apr 25, 2016 ---
    May be Thunderbirds behaviour is a bug. The native app messages behaves like you described it.
     
  6. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it could have to do with it not being a full Cocoa app or using different frameworks for the windowing. If the Mail app works for you, it does behave correctly.
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Not a bug, as such. Thunderbird just doesn't support returning automatically to full screen mode.
    However, you can save window size, so if you have fully zoomed/maximized (not the same as full screen) that will be saved.
     
  8. thulium thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    You're welcome:)
     

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