Filling safari 4.0 or mozilla webpage to screen.

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  1. brasiliangringo macrumors regular

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    I have a 17" mbp and find myself regulary having to CMD + the browser window to fill screen for more comfortable viewing.

    Is there any way i can set up browser to scale up or is it simply that some website (pages) have been designed with extra columns of space either side of main body of information ?

    I am familiar with increasing font size but this falls short of filling webpage to screen size..

    Thanks
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    There's a bookmarklet that makes this task much less painful. Bookmarklets are little fragments of JavaScript, stored in a bookmark.

    Drag this link to your bookmarks bar, then click it. Presto, full-screen browser.
     
  3. macrlz9 macrumors 6502

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    That didn't work for me in Safari 4?
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Let's try that again...

    In your browser, create a new bookmark. Paste this bit of JavaScript in as the address:
    Code:
    javascript:self.moveTo(0,0);self.resizeTo(screen.availWidth,screen.availHeight);
    Name it Full Screen.

    If it's not working, Apple may have disabled the ability of scripts to move and resize existing windows in Safari 4 - which this script relies on to work. I can't find a preference setting for advanced JavaScript settings, which is where you change this behavior in Firefox.
     
  5. brasiliangringo thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. Mal macrumors 603

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    It appears that they have disabled that option, which I'm glad of (I hate windows that resize themselves).

    OP: Try Glims, it has a full screen mode that works well and has a key combo to start it (Ctrl-Cmd-F). I never use it myself, but I just tried it and it was very smooth.

    jW
     
  7. davelikesmacs macrumors newbie

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    javascript to maximise safari window in safari 4

    I had been having trouble with my javascript maximise bookmark recently which I thought might be related to Safari 4 and after a whole lot of fiddling around I've finally figured out that when I have multiple tabs open (which due to layout improvements in 4 is most of the time!) it doesn't work. It still works on a blank new window, or with only one tab in the window.

    The link is javascript:self.moveTo(0,0);self.resizeTo(screen.availWidth,screen.availHeight);

    I've also got Glims installed but rarely use its full screen option (I find the search bar auto links most useful).

    I had used Saft in the past but it turned out to be a massive pain in the arse.

    I'd therefore recommend sticking to the javascript or Glims.
     

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