Always open an specific app in fullscreen mode

thulium

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Apr 10, 2016
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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.
 

vmachiel

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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.
 

thulium

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Apr 10, 2016
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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.
 

thulium

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Yes
[doublepost=1461589292][/doublepost]May be Thunderbirds behaviour is a bug. The native app messages behaves like you described it.
 

vmachiel

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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.
 

DeltaMac

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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.