Green Button - Maximize, Not Full Screen

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by bladerunner2000, Jun 12, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bladerunner2000, Jun 12, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2015

    bladerunner2000 macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #1
    Does Apple have any plans to make this an option in system preferences to make the green button switch between that multitasking debacle known as 'full screen' and make it work PROPERLY like it did before and on other operating systems?

    It's a pain in the padded ass having to see that super slow motion animation of the window going to full screen, and then again in slow motion to escape it.

    Right Zoom worked wonderfully until Yosemite where a single click of the green button made the window enlarge to its maximum available area without hiding the file menu and dock.

    Full screen functionality KILLS any ability to multitask, many of us switch between photoshop, indesign, illustrator, etc.

    Holding alt/option on the keyboard is not a solution, I shouldnt have to play boxing with the keyboard on my other hand just to make OS X function the way it should.

    The member by the name of 'azpc' perfectly illustrates what SHOULD be accessible in System Preferences with the image below:

     
  2. internalstorm macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2015
    #2
    Can you not double click the titlebar of the app (beside the stoplight buttons) to maximize? I think this works for quite a few apps, not sure if it works for everything.
     
  3. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #3
    That only resizes the window to some odd size. It should fill the screen without losing the dock and file menu. Full screen is ridiculous, how does ANYONE get work done in multiple apps like that? Does apple really expect users to go full screen, then out, switch to app, then full screen again, then out, then full screen just to move files, import, export, etc. when switching between apps? This is the dumbest, counterproductive implementation Apple has ever done.
     
  4. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

    b0fh666

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Location:
    south
    #4
    indeed. you can use bettertouchtool to fix it on yosumfinky not sure about el cap.

    my significant other uses it, myself, just got used to alt-clicking it or snapping @ top (also with btt)
     
  5. Zakzilla macrumors member

    Zakzilla

    Joined:
    May 11, 2015
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #5
    I love fullscreen, hardly a debacle IMO. Most people I know use it religiously
     
  6. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #6
    BTT I use on Mavericks, I love the snapping feature (especially in quadrants as I have many windows open at once).

    However, a simple option, some kind of 'tick box' in system preferences would solve this problem.
     
  7. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #7
    That's not reason enough to ignore the many people that DO have the same problem as I do. And the complaints are not just limited to macrumors.
     
  8. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

    jbachandouris

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    #8
    Exactly, I hate full screen mode and wish there was an option without having to install a third party app.
     
  9. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #9
    I've already sent multiple complaints to Apple's feedback and will continue doing so on a regular basis until Apple finally implements this FIX.

    And not just maximizing to the old way, I mean maximizing to the way that RightZoom does it (or essentially, the same way that MS Windows does it).
     
  10. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

    b0fh666

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Location:
    south
    #10
    if you already have btt and rightzoom running you can have it the way you want... just set it up.
     
  11. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #11
    Rightzoom doesn't work in Yosemite. I've yet to know if it works in El Capitan (likely not).
     
  12. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #12
    Moom lets you do what you want, and more. And it works on 10.11.

    http://manytricks.com/moom/

    Also available on the App Store
     
  13. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #13
    Not a solution.

    It requires an extra click to view the options of making it maximize. The RIGHT solution is to click the green button ONCE and have it expand just like it does in MS Windows.
     
  14. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #14
    No it does not. It's 1 click only: As soon as the cursor is over the green button, menu appears, and you can click the appropriate option.
     
  15. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #15
    LOL, still doesn't address the problem, it's just a work around.
     
  16. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #16
    In other words, you want it your way or the highway.

    If you're waiting for Apple, it'll be the highway as they have decided this is the right way. So use the workarounds people offer you to your advantage. It's the best you are going to get.
     
  17. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #17
    No, I want the OPTION in system preferences to set it to work as it should, so that people with weird working habits like yourself dont feel like they're being snubbed rather than have it as it is currently; Apple's Way or the Highway, which you support.

    Options, in other words, CHOICE, is a great thing and I've noticed that Apple and its users have a very hard time understanding this concept.
     
  18. chabig macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #18
    Maybe the green button should have seven choices...
    1) Full screen
    2) Maximize
    3) Fit content
    4) Snap left
    5) Snap right
    6) Snap top
    7) Snap bottom

    ;)
     
  19. baryon macrumors 68040

    baryon

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    #19
    I simply never use full screen because it's useless, slow, laggy and prevents you from doing anything else other than that one app. Just Alt+Click on the green button or double click the title bar to get the old (also horrible, in my opinion) feature where the window randomly becomes a totally random shape and sized based on no logic whatsoever. I just think Apple should just remove the green button altogether as they have no idea what to do with it.

    Unless in El Captain they've figured it out?
     
  20. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #20
    [​IMG]
     
  21. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #21
    I'm sticking to Mavericks for as long as I can. I have no intention to move to anything newer until Apple takes their head out of their ass and starts doing it right. They recently boasted about window snapping and everyone loses their mind but when Apple goes ass backwards on functionality like this, nobody cares as if to say;

    'Well, Apple decided on it, therefor it must be right'

    No matter how boneheaded Apple's decision has been, everyone just nods their head up and down without question.

    WHY?
     
  22. verniesgarden macrumors 6502a

    verniesgarden

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Location:
    Portland, Or
    #22
    'alt' clicking the green button makes if maximum size without going into the fullscreen kiosk mode.

    is that what you are looking for?
     
  23. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #23
    I'm looking for the green button to do this:

     
  24. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

    b0fh666

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Location:
    south
    #24
    'choice is good' and 'apple' mixed? the horror :-D

    it will be a long wait on mavericks... stay strong :)

    wish I were with you but those bastards lured me to yosumfinky with the imessage-on-mac thing... hate typing on iphones.

    by the way, rightzoom DOES work on yosemite - i'm using it 'right' now just fine!
     
  25. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    #25
    How? I can't get it to work, and read reviews on Macupdate that it's lost its functionality onn Yosemite.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page