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Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by tliede20, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. tliede20 macrumors regular

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    I will say that initially I had NO idea how to full screen; but it is now replacing the maximize button (green button).... Interesting, but didn't see it or know that was the case at first! >.<
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    One thing I dislike about Full screen mode is that it hides the dock. I like having the dock in view at all times.

    I resorted to a 3rd party app called BetterTouchTool which allows you to add custom keyboard shortcuts. I used the following mapping

    Command Key + Left arrow/ Right Arrow = resize the active window to fit on the left/right half of the screen. (Windows 7 already has this built in)

    Command Key + up arrow = maximum the active window

    What this command actually does is it makes the active window fit as much as it can on the screen without crossing over the dock.
     
  3. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    In previous versions, I never saw much use for the green button once the full screen button was gone. I use full screen all the time, so now I use the green light frequently in Yosemite.
     
  4. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    Well, if anything we can say OS X now does full screen like Windows. its radial buttons are exactly the same except they're on the left not the right.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    ....but if the Dock was in view then the App would NOT be in Full Screen.:eek:
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    Out of curiosity what workflow do you use to open an app when in fullscreen mode?

    As a former Windows user I often use the dock for my "switcher" rather than mission control or Commanding-tabbing but the dock is not there in full screen mode so I tend to avoid it.
     
  7. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    You've really gotta learn how to use expose and hot corners, it makes your workflow that much quicker. Try to learn some of the trackpad gestures as well.
     
  8. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

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    When you are in full screen mode, and you move the cursor to the bottom where the dock is, the dock will pop up. So I don't see an issue.
     
  9. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Honestly, I'm not a "power user". I usually just swipe three fingers to get to the main screen or drag my mouse to the bottom where the dock pops up. Doesn't work as well as in Yosemite.
     
  10. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    With hot corners you can instantly swipe to your desktop or another full screen App. I swipe between a Windows 7 VM and OS X just to confuse people sometimes :cool:
     
  11. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

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    Don't need no hot corners.. I'm in love with multitouch gestures, so 3 fingers left or right for me. But people complained about being able to see the dock in full screen.
     
  12. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    I went back to Snow Leopard and forgot all about 3 finger swipe :eek:
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    The trackpad gestures I'm familiar with. Not certain what hot corners are

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    If there is activity on the dock will it pop up also? i.e. a bouncing icon indicating it needs user input for example.

    P.S. I coulda sworn moving the cursor down there did not expose the dock..I'll look again.
     
  14. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

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    You actually have to:

    1. Move cursor to the bottom of the screen.
    2. Once the cursor is at the bottom, move it down.

    And yes, if you get a bouncing icon from another app, you still see it when you're in full screen mode.

    Honestly full screen mode is one of my favorite features in OS X. Try it out!
     
  15. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Isn't Expose four fingers in Snow Leopard? I'm starting to get them mixed up. it was the first version I had on my MBP
     
  16. roland.g macrumors 603

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    The dock:

    Move the cursor to the bottom of the screen. Then pull down again and the dock will pop up while in full screen. Don't jerk it, gently. Works in Mavericks and Yosemite.


    Full Screen:

    Yes the green plus is now a pair of arrows for full screen for any app that does full screen. Otherwise it is still a plus for apps that do not do full screen.

    BUT - if you want to use the + feature to max the window without going full screen, hold down the option key as you move the mouse over the green button, and the button will be a + instead of full screen arrows. It is a dual function button, but saves you the awkward movement of going to the far top right to invoke.

    No need for a mouse, ESC will take you out of full screen, otherwise push the cursor to the top to reveal the menubar and the green button will go out of full screen.
     

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