Is there no way for apps to run on fullscreen in OS X?!?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gothamm, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. gothamm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    i downloaded firefox on leopard on my teenie weenie 13 inch macbook. make it worse on my eyes, i can't figure out a way to run it on fullscreen, where it covers the dock!

    any way to make apps like firefox, or heck even safari run fullscreen?
  2. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Right click on the dock to enable hiding, then just drag the app until it fills the screen.
  3. gothamm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    thanks for the quick response, but i would really like to cover the dock.
  4. ifonline macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    Braselton, Georgia
    There is no way, as far as I know, to have an application cover the dock. Therefore, you have the dock hide, and then your application can be full screen. This method is better, anyway, because you can still quickly get to the dock when you need it, versus it being covered by a running application.
  5. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    You can use Saft for Safari. It has a lot of features plus it does "full screen" and "Max Screen". I forget which but one of them does covers just the screen area leaving the dock and the menubar visible and the other covers the whole canvas. It's shareware but it's like $12.00 U.S.
  6. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    I don't think you can. Also - what would be the point?

    Also, the MacBook isn't as small as my teenie weeny 12" PB.
  7. xsedrinam macrumors 601


    Oct 21, 2004
    Doesn't this cover it? :confused: Hiding On, Magnification On, Left Side is the way I run mine, and it's all full screen. Maybe I'm missing something.
  8. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Saft may have other features, but if all you want is auto-resize to near fullscreen, there are free JavaScript scriplets that can do the same thing.
  9. gothamm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    yeah, auto hiding the dock and dragging the botton right of the screen did it. thanks guys
  10. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Glad that worked out although someone did mention that to you earlier and you declined the offer, now you changed your mind?

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