Any way to make apps always open in full screen?

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  1. spooky69 macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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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
     
  3. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    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
     
  4. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. roland.g macrumors 603

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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.
     
  6. spooky69 thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  7. westonm macrumors member

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    Safari still supports tabs in full-screen. :)
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    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.
     
  9. spooky69 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have got the latest iPhoto and it does have the arrows for full screen.
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    Sounds like a bug in iPhoto so you may want to report it to Apple.
     
  11. spooky69 thread starter macrumors member

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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?
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    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.
     
  13. spooky69 thread starter macrumors member

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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!! ;-)
     
  14. Julien, Jul 22, 2011
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    Julien macrumors G3

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    First: does Preview and/or Safari, Mail, iTunes,... work for you when you exit full screen/reopen?

    How to report a bug.
     
  15. spooky69 thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     

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