help! imovie doesn't fit my 13" macbook pro screen :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zesto, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Zesto macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2014
    i got a 13" mbp cus i heard macs were the best for video editing and wanted to try one out for myself....i pu a samsung ssd in and its running really great, but when i open up imove the screen doesn't fit my macs screen! i have the windows as small as i can get it too...

    here's an example pic, u can see how it cuts off on the sides, i have it shrunk does as little as it can be too...

    so is the 13" mac pretty much useless unless you are just doing facebook/etc? people always told me i should get a mac, any mac- so now do i need to get the most expensive version of 15" to be able to do anything outside of email/facebook?

    and i tried moving my dock to the bottom, but then it really cuts off in microsoft office word and exel...i also put it on autohide but thats really a chore.

    should i maybe move dock to bottom then shrink it?

    has anyone else experienced this? what do u guys recommend?

  2. Mickey8297 macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2009
    Check you screen resolution. Are you sure you can't resize the window any more?
    Try clicking the green circle in the top left to use iMovie in full screen mode.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    One choice that I would take with iMovie....:
    Go Full Screen. (use View menu/Enter Full Screen, or simply press Control-Cmd-F) press the same keys to toggle back out of full screen.
    That would allow you to use all the screen, without the distractions of other items on the desktop, like the dock.

    But, although video editing CAN be done on 13-inch screen (and I think quite a few users do just that), now you experience some limitations that you have to deal with.
    So, that's when I plug in my 23-inch external. Could be seriously larger, if you like. That takes away the limits of the small screen, but you still have it just by unplugging the external when you need to be on location, eh?
  4. Anitramane macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2013
    Have you tried holding alt and pressing the green thing?

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