Optimum use of a small screen.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sephseph, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. sephseph macrumors newbie

    sephseph

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    The size of my Macbook's screen is perhaps the main reason I want to get a new computer.

    At work, I'm spoiled with a big 1920x1080 widescreen monitor, but when I'm at home, my Macbook's 1280x800 doesn't compare.

    Can anyone recommend any space saving apps, or other ways to customise, that make better use of the small screen?
     
  2. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

    AppleFanatic10

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    Do you happen to have an external monitor anywhere? That's the only alternative I can think of.
     
  3. CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

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    Use Lion. Use Spaces. Use full screen Apps. Keep the dock to auto-hide.
     
  4. bigeasy_uk macrumors 6502

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    I put my dock on the left hand side of the screen to free up some vertical space.
     
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    •Auto-hide the dock.

    •Use Google Chrome, as it has the smallest toolbar, thus maximises the space for your webpages.

    •Use Lion's full-screen feature whenever possible.
     

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