How do I maximize a browser window

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by furiousfap, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. furiousfap macrumors newbie

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    The green button on top of my safari browser doesnt always do the same operation. Sometimes the window maximizes to fill the screen and sometimes it just doubles in size. How do I maximize the window to fill the screen everytime?
     
  2. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    You have to drag it open from the bottom right corner. This isn't windows. Sorry.
     
  3. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    OS X doesn't work that way. The green button is designed to expand the window to the best size to fit the content, it isn't an actual maximise button. It's not really designed to have things fullscreen like with Windows. If you really want your browser to take up the screen, you'll have to drag from the bottom right-hand corner to expand it yourself (and will have to set the dock to automatically hide).
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Make a bookmark, put it in your bookmarks bar, use this address javascript:self.moveTo(0,0);self.resizeTo(screen.availWidth,screen.availHeight);

    Note that as of Safari 4, it only works for windows with one tab open, for some reason or another.
     
  5. furiousfap thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for that. Where did you find out about that.

    how do i put that into my bookmarks bar? nvm i figured it out
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    I've always used this trick. ;)

    To be honest, I cannot remember where I saw the tips first, chances are it was over at OS X Hints.

    Easiest way: Just make any bookmark, by dragging the favicon (the icon by the address) from any page down into the bookmarks bar and edit the name and address, by right-clicking the new bookmark.

    ...or you could Show All Bookmarks, and make a new bookmark in the Bookmarks Bar through that...
     
  7. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Another option: download Glims for Safari. It's a plugin that gives Safari a ton of great new features.

    One of the features is to "Max Window Size." Works like a charm.
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  8. alex.purple.mac macrumors member

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    download an app called 'rightzoom' and install it as the guides say, search forums if you need more help,

    i configured mine so when i press the green button it acts like windows does, and also when you press cmd-ctrl-z at the same time it does it

    hope this helps
     

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