Just got a Refb. Macbook and need help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 420benz, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. 420benz macrumors 6502

    420benz

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    Cant seem to fill the page when opening apps.This is not like my ipad.
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  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It's not like your iPad because it's not an iPad. Also, you don't have a refurbished Mac, you have a used one, and it looks like you're running a fairly old version of OS X.

    If you want the app to run full screen, drag the corners of the window to make it full screen. Newer versions of OS X actually have a "full screen" button, but I never understood why anyone wanted a window to fill the screen if all the information could be displayed in a smaller window.
     
  3. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    I find some websites don't scale well with OS X with Safari so i end up going full screen at times.
     
  4. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

    420benz

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    It is running 10-6 snow leopard. That fix worked. Thanks
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    BTW: I added three shortcuts to the Dock. One is gmail one is google and the other I wanted in a folder. As you can see they all have @ on the icon. How can I add the proper icon?
     

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  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    This is a very Windows-ish way of doing things. I notice a lot of windows user maximize everything.

    I never go full screen, not even on Windows (except for CAD). It's waste of usable space that could be used for other windows, be it websites, folders, references, etc.
     
  6. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    That's definitely not a Windows-ish (or anythingelse-ish) way of doing things, some people prefer it this way, just like me - at home I always use my MacBook with a 23" secondary monitor, with three or four windows on both, all of them in fullscreen, even if they're a Terminal window or a text file. It helps me forget about the OS and focus on what I'm trying to do. But hey, if it works the other way for you, it's none of my business.
     
  7. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    That IS the proper icon for a URL. What other icon would you want?
     
  8. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I have always ran everything on my Macs maximized. I don't use any of my Macs for work, just personal stuff so this has always worked for me.
     

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