Finder & the Green Button

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by gumblecosby, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. gumblecosby, Dec 4, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012

    gumblecosby macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    I have this issue with Finder on Mountain Lion. The Finder window does not correctly resize to fit the contents when in List [ Edit : I meant icon view (thanks justperry) ] view. I demonstrate it in this video in the link below. You can see that it does not resize horizontally to fit the windows contents.
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    This is Icon view, not List View, I watched the Video, don't know what you mean.
  3. Siderz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012
    I've never understood this with OSX. The green button very rarely makes it get bigger.

    Like all other windows in OSX, you're going to need to go to the corner and drag it out.
  4. spyrmac macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2012
    i know what you mean

    before in 10.6 the green button was resizing the window to eliminate all unnecessary unused space . now it only resizes it in one direction .

    it only resizes the height but not the width .

    why did they change that ?
  5. borostef macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2012
    Zagreb, Croatia
    I have an older MacBook with snow leopard on it, and it really bothered me that I couldn't get Safari to go full screen...
    I found this...

    It works with Safari, but you can also use it for finder and other applications...
    You can even decide with what apps and programs to use it with in the settings...
  6. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    "Maximizing" is so Windows. Thankfully for those who can't adapt to OS X's way of doing things, Apple introduced full screen in Lion.
  7. DJLC macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2005
    Mooresville, NC
    In my 13 years of using OS X, I've never actually used the green button. It was useless in the public beta and it remains useless today.

    That said, I did use Moom for a while. It was neat, but I found that I didn't use it enough to justify keeping it installed.
  8. Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    All the green button does it resize the window to best fit the contents. It is not a maximize button like Windows.
  9. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2013
  10. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    RightZoom will make your green button do what it's supposed to (at least in my mind). It's free, works with SL, Lion, ML. Been using it for years.
  11. gumblecosby thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    Bumping this to ask the question.

    In Lion and Snow Leopard the green button in Finder would work as advertised. In Mavericks and Mountain Lion it no longer functions correctly. When the green button is clicked it should resize the Finder window to fit the window contents. In this video there should be no white space on the right side after the "Movies" and "Developer" folders when the green button is pressed. I only have this issue when I use the "icon" view in Finder.

    Q. Has anyone else got this bug in Mountain Lion and Mavericks also?

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