Browsing experience on 5k iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fingrar, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. fingrar macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2016
    So this screen is huge. Is there a way to avoid white columns and make the page utilize the whole screen?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You could hit shift-command-r while on a page to go to Safari Reader mode. That strips out everything but the article and fills more of the page.
  3. Wayfarer macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    If you are using a trackpad or Magic Trackpad, simply pinching outward will make the content larger, in a very smooth and intuitive way. I use this all the time.
  4. fingrar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2016
    Thanks, I'll try these out
  5. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    There are two other options:
    1. Don't use fullscreen but size the window properly. That way the site will use the whole screen aka window.
    2. Set it to one of the lower resolutions and use fullscreen. You may want to sit further away from the display though because things will be huge.

    I suggest the first one because a lot of sites have rather huge font sizes (you don't want to zoom there), reading list does not work on every site and doesn't always make reading easy (the lines are too long for comfortable/quick reading) and almost no site can handle a 27" display (no matter if it is using 2560x1440 or the 5k resolution so you'll always see too much white space).
  6. bmac89 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2014
    A lights out / dim feature would be a nice addition to future OSX updates.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Does Cmd + (zooming) help at all?

    I don't go whole screen on Safari, as I find it more useful to keep the size of the window a certain size, so I have access to other windows, and apps, but that's just me.
  8. MadDane macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2015
    I also tend to size the Internet browser to not take up the full width of the display. Usually I have 2-3 different applications running side by side. This is, for me, where the real advantage in the 27" display lies. My productivity increases tremendously by doing so.

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