Any way to make apps always open in full screen?

spooky69

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For example, when opening iPhoto I would like it to always open in full-screen mode. Is this possible? I have had a look around but could not find an answer.
 

JohnDoe98

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Just close it while in full screen and it will open in full screen.

Also how much did you search?:D
Did you even try what the OP asks? Yes programs like Safari re-open to full-screen but unfortunately iPhoto does not always do it. When I reboot for example, iPhoto will not open in full-screen. However, sometimes just opening and closing it during a single login session will have it automatically re-open in full-screen. So, to answer the OP, I think the default is apps should resume as they were. iPhoto's irregular behavior is likely a bug in Lion .0, which one hopes will be fixed in 10.7.1
 

freedevil

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Even Safari fs is flaky sometimes, if it crashes it won't go auto fs at times. I hit close window while in fs and clicked the dock icon it did not go fs. Let's not get started on the auto restore of tabs, sometimes they don't load the page at all all you see is the web page title name in the tab, haha weird as hell.
 

roland.g

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Does full-screen Safari still support tabs or are you relegated to a single tab. I love the idea of full-screen windows, but would still like multiple tabs within that view.
 

spooky69

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Just close it while in full screen and it will open in full screen.

Also how much did you search?:D
Would you believe that I quit iPhoto while it was in full screen and it didn't re-open in full screen, so I came here and searched for an answer and didn't find one, so I then posted my question.

If iPhoto was already exhibiting the behaviour I want then I would not have come here asking the question.
 

westonm

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Does full-screen Safari still support tabs or are you relegated to a single tab. I love the idea of full-screen windows, but would still like multiple tabs within that view.
Safari still supports tabs in full-screen. :)
 

Julien

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Would you believe that I quit iPhoto while it was in full screen and it didn't re-open in full screen, so I came here and searched for an answer and didn't find one, so I then posted my question.

If iPhoto was already exhibiting the behaviour I want then I would not have come here asking the question.
Sorry I didn't try iPhoto but I think I see the problem. iPhoto doesn't have the full screen top right arrows like Safari/iWork and other Apps that are Lion ready and support full screen mode. I bet it still needs an update to take full advantage of Lion.
 

spooky69

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I have got the latest iPhoto and it does have the arrows for full screen.
 

spooky69

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Should it remember the previous state even if you quite the application or are you supposed to close the application from full screen in some other way?
 

Julien

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Should it remember the previous state even if you quite the application or are you supposed to close the application from full screen in some other way?
I just tried Preview, Pages, Numbers and Safari. They all reopen in full screen after quitting. So yes iPhoto (I need to update iLife) should also support previous state. If it's not it MUST be a bug.
 

spooky69

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I will reboot my machine this evening and try again. If it doesn't work then I guess it will need to be reported. Do you have a quick link for how to do that? I haven't searched for that!! ;-)
 

Julien

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I will reboot my machine this evening and try again. If it doesn't work then I guess it will need to be reported. Do you have a quick link for how to do that? I haven't searched for that!! ;-)
First: does Preview and/or Safari, Mail, iTunes,... work for you when you exit full screen/reopen?

How to report a bug.
 
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spooky69

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Just tried Safari and it remembers the previous state and opens in full screen, so it must be a bug in iPhoto. I will look at that link you posted.