Just Switched

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jer446, May 16, 2005.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    Wow my first impressions are good.. I just have a question.. I have an imac. When i maximize a window, is there any way to make it take up the whole screen, like in windows, rather than just the top and not the dock?
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    depends on the app. some will maximize/zoom to fill the whole screen, but most wont, in that case you can make is as large as you want with by dragging the bottom right corner
  3. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    yeah i know that, but i cant extend it all the way vertically, only up to where the dock starts.
  4. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Do you mean the Dock (where your apps site) usually on the bottom? Or the System Menu bar along the top with the Apple logo, Menu titles and clock etc?

    If you want a window to go past the Dock, then you can either 'hide' the Dock so you can get the window to the bottom of the screen, or move the Dock to the side.

    You can't get your window to go over the System Menu bar.

    Don't worry about trying to get them wide enough to fill the screen - it's generally a waste of time unless you really need the space when working on images etc. I've found myself keeping windows fully vertical (but narrow) even on my Windows PC at work lately - makes it much easier to flip between them or drag and drop.

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