Newbee Question?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ray&Paula, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Ray&Paula macrumors regular

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    Newbee question,
    Upon closing a web link from an email, I end up with Mail being reduced in the dock. It doesn't matter if I X out or Close Safari, I end up with my desktop screen. In order to go back to Mail, I have to go to the dock and click on the icon to get my Mail window back. Why doesn't the Mail window automatically come back? I’m sure there must be a workaround without having to reopen the window every time. I have this problem in other apps as well. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks, Ray :)
     
  2. mastermamo macrumors member

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    Sounds like minimize closed apps to dock is enabled. Driving and reading this so can't go into it. Will do so later
     
  3. Ray&Paula thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, Be careful......
    --- Post Merged, Jan 23, 2017 ---
    I checked the dock preferences in which the "Minimize windows into application icon" is the only one unchecked. Everything else is checked. Thanks again, Ray
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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  5. Ray&Paula thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    This is expected behavior with full screen. There is some logic to it but I'm pretty sure I don't know the best way to describe it.

    If you have a touchpad you can 3-finger swipe "over" to Mail. I prefer to use the Command-Tab key combination to move app to app in full screen.
     
  7. Ray&Paula thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow!! You're right! I'm on a new 2016 15" MacBook Pro w/ Touchbar. I tried both the swipe method and keyboard shortcut which worked in both full and smaller screen situations. I plan on using the Logitech MX Master cordless mouse in the near future due to running FCPX. Hopefully there will be a way to go back and forth with the mouse. I prefer the keyboard shortcut better than the swipe method as you do. Thanks for helping me out..... This newbie sincerely appreciates it. Ray ;)
     

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