maximize window

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by daveye, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. daveye macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2006
    I know that if you use the command m it will minimize a window. The question I have is how do you maximize it with a shortcut key? I have searched for a while now but there doesn’t seen to be an answer.
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Soon you'll leave your Windows ways and realise how maximising wastes so much space...there really is no point in maximising, and the OSX way, drag and drop works awesomely :)
  3. daveye thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2006
    I think I need to explain myself clearer. When I have a window up on the desktop, it may not be maximized but its just on the desktop. When I use the command m it puts the window in the dock. Is there a way using a shortcut key to bring it back from the dock without actually dragging it and dropping it?

  4. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2007
    Boston, MA USA
    I suggest hiding (command-H) instead of minimizing. Takes no dock space, and it'll show again when you switch to the application via any means, including command-tab.
  5. kjodmb macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2005
    but IS there a way to maximize? there is a point in it when you keep certain windows at smaller sizes on the desktop [bc you need to see them in that size next to each other]. when you open another window, it opens to the size of the last one. it would be nice to be able to maximize it without having to resize the window. does windows do this? i've never had a pc.

  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    OSx does not have a command to maximize window.

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