I cannot maximize a window over the bottom 5 pixels or so of the screen?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by technohobbit17, May 23, 2009.

  1. technohobbit17 macrumors newbie

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    I have RightZoom, so when I click Maximize it always fills the whole screen. I hide my Dock unless I mouse over it, and my windows won't maximize over the bottom 5 pixels of the screen. I drag the bottom right corner of the window, and it doesn't make it any bigger. I am slightly obsessive-compulsive, so this bugs me a lot.
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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  3. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    It's not a bug. OSX must save those pixels in order to recognize the intention of showing the dock. Try putting it on the side and see how that feels. Also try SizeMe or MercuryMover as they are my favorites.
     
  4. technohobbit17 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I move my Dock to the side of my screen and maximize my window, then move the Dock back to the bottom, I can make the Dock pop up when I move my mouse to the bottom of the screen with no empty pixels at the bottom for a few seconds before the empty pixels reappear again. There must be some way to make it stay like this, maybe a Terminal command or something.
     
  5. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Why does it matter? It's only a millimetre or two.
     
  6. technohobbit17 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I looked around some more, and I can maximize to the bottom of the screen in Finder and iTunes, but not in Firefox or Safari. It's hard to explain why this is annoying to someone who doesn't have ocd, but every time I look at the bottom of the screen it makes me twitch. I would really like to find an answer to this.
     
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    You have a sickness.
     
  8. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Try an external monitor. You will be able to fill the entire screen that way.
     
  9. Fakepilot macrumors newbie

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    I have this sickness too. The imperfection of this drives me crazy. Haha..

    Sometimes I have a coloured background or another window folded out behind it and I can see this when in a 3D software trying to focus fullscreen.

    Annoying as hell. And we would think perfectionists Apple, wouldn't in version 10.8 still have small little buggy stuff like this.

    But yeah, maybe the only solution is to adjust the desktop background image with 5 pixels of black.
    And try not to put windows below that goes under it...
     

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