Dock shifts windows to the side

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GreenFrog, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. GreenFrog macrumors member

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    I set the dock to appear on the left side of my screen with auto-hide turned on and magnification turned off. It's not at full size.

    I like to keep my windows maximized such that they take up the entire screen. What I've noticed, however, is that when I put the dock on the sides and open a window for any application (Safari, outlook, etc), it'll be shifted to the right just a little bit. This makes part of the desktop background visible, as the application window isn't covering the entire screen. I know it's not a big deal, but it kind of bugs me and I keep on moving the windows back to maximize the screen, but it keeps on shifting to the right.

    How do I prevent this? I thought it might be because the dock was too big, but really, it's not.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Mac windows aren't designed to run full screen, like Windows. Some space is always reserved near the Dock for magnification. I used to run everything full screen in Windows, but now I find it far more efficient to not even try that with Mac OS X. It takes a bit of adjustment, but you'll get used to it and after a while, you'll find it more productive.
     
  3. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    Depends what size your screen is really...

    OP, there's nothing you can do about the gap.
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    It's just the way OS X is. Put the dock on the bottom of the screen and windows don't go all the way to the bottom. It annoyed me enough that I moved my dock to the left side. I don't like full screen windows anymore so that was a solution for me.
     

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