How do I make Safari fit my screen?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vermonter16, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. vermonter16 macrumors regular

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    Ok, so I just got my iMac out of the box and I'm using it for the first time. I'm using the Safari browser right now and it is rather annoying because it is not filling my entire widescreen. Does anyone know how to change the settings? I can't figure it out. Thanks.
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Make a bookmark. Place it in your bookmarks bar. Name it appropriately.

    Change the location (of the bookmark) to:

    javascript:self.moveTo(0,0);self.resizeTo(screen.availWidth,screen.availHeight);

    (Note: You have to auto hide the Dock to make it go totally full screen.)
     
  3. vermonter16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ...ok, I'm trying to cut and paste that link... However, I'm trying to do it by right clicking and copy and paste...doesn't work on a mac. How do you copy text?
     
  4. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    why would you want your browser filling your entire widescreen? :eek:
     
  5. quotemeas macrumors regular

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    Command+C to copy, Command+V to paste. Or if your using the Mighty Mouse (one button), hold down the Control button on the keyboard and then click the highlighted text.

    Also, down in the lower right of the Safari window, right below the scroll bar, there should be a triangle shape made of three angled lines. Click and drag that corner to your desired window size.
     
  6. vermonter16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's not that I necessarily would but my husband would. We got the large screen so he could see it better...but then the browser is about as big as it was on my 17" screen so it kind of defeats the purpose. I'm just wondering if there was a way to do it...apparently I have to figure out copy and paste first.
     
  7. quotemeas macrumors regular

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    Why does it matter? I run in this mode when viewing photography online. I can think of 1000+ reasons to run in Safari in full widescreen.
     
  8. quotemeas macrumors regular

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    Quite awesome. Thx for this hint!
     
  9. vermonter16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you sooooo much!! I finally got it into the bookmark - works GREAT!!!
     
  10. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    It doesn't matter, no. Just a question. I've never run across a website that looked better (or was easier to use) at full screen rather than a more appropriate size. Then again, if this is a laptop, I understand.
     

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