Any way to change the zoom button behavior back to Mavericks style operation?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by delta77thegreat, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. delta77thegreat macrumors member

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    Hello, I just downloaded and installed the Public beta today on my spare iMac 24 from 2007 (it's the oldest iMac that can run Yosemite). hehe. Surprisingly it runs quite well. But I digress.

    The Public Beta is great except for the oh-so-annoying zoom button behavior. I used to use it in conjunction with RightZoom to make it act like the Windows maximize key. I never really understood why the zoom button behaved differently for so many different applications. I don't really like full screen mode either.

    So is there any way to revert the zoom button's behavior back to its previous behavior? I did a search on this and the only thing that shows up is articles that say that Yosemite is changing the button's behavior, and nothing on how to revert it.

    Any help is appreciated, and thanks in advance!

    EDIT: I do know about the [option] key trick, I'm looking for something that will do it permanently.
     
  2. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

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    You can't revert it in any currently known way. You can however use the previous classic OS X zoom function by holding Command while clicking the green button, or by double clicking the window title bar (if "double click to minimize" is disabled)
     
  3. Patriot24, Jul 24, 2014
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    If you hold down the Option key, the button will behave as "zoom" rather than "full screen".
     
  4. SanFran95 macrumors member

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    At mine I have to use the alt/option key...? Dunno if I'm the only one
     
  5. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    You are correct. I have edited my post to reflect reality. :)
     
  6. delta77thegreat thread starter macrumors member

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    I just tested both [option] and [command] and it appears both work for the same function (reverting behavior back to old way).

    What a shame there is no fix as of yet. I hope there is some indie developer out there working on a solution or something..
     
  7. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    This is not the final product. Don't forget to provide feedback to Apple if you want them to build in such an option...
     
  8. swrobel macrumors newbie

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    If you like the behavior of RigthZoom I can report that it still works in Yosemite, and in this case, overrides fullscreen and just maximizes the window to the largest size available while still showing the menubar & dock.
     
  9. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    BTT to the rescue:

     
  10. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    You can also double-click the title bar to maximize.
     
  11. b0rg macrumors member

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    Rightzoom seems not to work anymore! :mad:

    This full screen option is horrible
     
  12. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

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    Users should not have to rely on third party software to do this. I have filed a feedback request for a user option to change the default behaviour.

    Whilst I think integrating the fullscreen and zoom button is great, I really think Apple should provide an option (in system preferences) for users to toggle the default behaviour. I would rather have zoom/maximise as default behaviour and use alt/option + green button to activate fullscreen.

    I don't mind if Yosemite has fullscreen turned on by default, I'm sure many people will like it - but I do think users should have an option to change it if they wish.

    XtraFinder has this feature but unfortunately it only works in Finder windows and not all other windows such as Safari. It also confuses things by using command + green button instead of the OSX default of alt/option + green button.

    Even if you like fullscreen by default but think users should have an option then I suggest providing feedback to Apple.
     
  13. macrem, Oct 2, 2014
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    macrem macrumors 65816

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    I don't see any change in the RC :-( For me it seems like quite a major 'dumbing down' milestone for the UI. I agree, there should at least be an option to make Zoom the default behavior. There are already lesser options in System Preferences. We used to also find command line hacks to change such things but I have not found this klnd of solution either. I thought the additional window button in Mavericks was the best overall solution.
     
  14. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for feedback, this is important!

    Not only did I provide feedback via the Yosemite feedback app, I wrote to Apple as I think this is a big step burying an intelligent feature that is part of the DNA, it's an original Apple OS feature that sets Apple apart from the crowd.
     
  15. rjbruce macrumors regular

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    I've provided similar feedback. It feels very much like catering to a user base that is moving from Windows machines to Macs. It doesn't really bother me that Apple would alter the default function based on their user base, I just hate losing a feature I've come to really like. I hope they will provide an option to set default behavior to "classic zoom" in the future.
     

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