OS X Yosmite green full screen button

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Naif1998, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Naif1998 macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2013
    Saudi Arabia
    After updating to Yosemite the typical green button that stabilizes the window became a full screen button which was annoying. You have to press Alt+ the full screen button to make it stabilize the screen.

    Is there any way to make the green button function as it used to be in old OS Xs?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No, I'd say if apple changed how its going to act, there's no way (at least for now) to alter that behavior.
  3. dhy8386 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2008
    Option click it.
  4. igenena macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2014
    Or from Dock settings, uncheck the double click on menu bar to minimise app to dock, and the default of double clicking the menu bar should be the one you are looking for :)
  5. shanson27 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2011
    the plus button is still there

  6. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    In some apps, yes.
    (Aperture in the screenshot - but it's not update for Yosemite yet so maybe the green button will change it's function in the next update)

    Attached Files:

  7. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    As well as using the double click the title bar way, you can use BetterTouchTool. Just use the "Leftclick Green Window Button" trigger, the blog post has more info.
  8. Naif1998 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2013
    Saudi Arabia
    Thank you so much. I guess this is the only solution for now!
  9. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    Yes to this.

    How hard can it be to position the mouse above the green circle and hit "option" key.

    Also, how many times a day do you have to change the size of a window for this to be annoying and even creating a thread about this?
  10. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    I see it similarly to the missing New Tab button in Safari. I used to click it all the time ... now I just click Command + T.

    The Option-click is easy enough to remember and integrate into my routine. I actually like it ... now that I know the option is there.
  11. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    Well, there must be something wrong with your installation, I can see the button just fine, with or without the Favorites Bar on.

    I also use the Command + T for a new tab, I find it easier and faster.

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  12. Sirious macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Just some info:
    On June 27, 2014, Apple announced that they would cease development of Aperture and work on a transition to their new Photos app.
    Likely no more updates.
  13. azpc macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2011
  14. redheeler, Jul 20, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2015

    redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    Setting BetterTouchTool like this works fine to restore the old behavior as well, although not really more reliably:
    Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 2.02.23 PM.png
    A couple things I've noticed is that it fails to work while zoomed-in using OS X's built-in Zoom, as well as in some apps like iTunes and TextWrangler. Otherwise, this solution does work in most situations.
  15. flat five macrumors 603

    flat five

    Feb 6, 2007
    nice. thanks for the further info.
    i'll refer back if i get into an experimenting mode or feel a need to go back to the legacy behavior.

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