How can I reclaim the space occupied by the red/yellow/green buttons

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eye.surgeon, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

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    I haven't used a mac regularly since my Apple II plus in 1980. I have a new MB. It bothers me that in firefox or safari, a whole small segment of the top of the browser window has nothing but the colored buttons. Seems like a waste of vertical space when you are trying to get the most of a 13 inch screen. Is there some way to move those around or make them share a line with the address bar or something, like in can in Windows?
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    No, you cannot move those since they control the window operations and are part of the border. They have to stay where they are.
     
  3. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    why would you want to? how else would you control the window or even know what it is, as the titles are displayed there as well.
     
  4. eye.surgeon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not that I would eliminate them, I would assign them a position that wasted less space in my open window. I'm used to firefox for windows which has a much more customizable interface.
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Ok first of all, if you relocate the buttons. there is no space difference. Take safari for example. If I removed the buttons, I still have that same space used by the title of the web page. Trust me, just turn the dock to auto-hide. It saves about 10X the space than the little buttons do. Much less hassle, since the space occupied by the buttons is used.
     
  6. eye.surgeon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My dock is on the side as it should be in a widescreen.
     

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