Safari 4: How Do I Autohide Task Bars

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  1. jddar macrumors regular

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    I am new to Safari. I previously used IE. I'm curious how to automatically hide all the task bars: menu, bookmarks, status, tabs, etc. In IE you could press F11 and those task bars disappeared and the webpage took up the entire screen. If you needed the task bars you just moved your curser to the top of the screen and they reappear and disappear after use. It's the one feature from IE that I really miss. How do I make this work on Safari? :confused:
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. jddar thread starter macrumors regular

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    That still leaves a good 2-inches of screen real estate taken up by stuff that I don't need when reading webpages. I'm not sure you understand the function I'm trying to emulate.
     
  4. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    There's a plugin called saft (costs around $10, but well worth it for all the features it gives) that gives you a full screen option.
     
  5. jddar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I'll check that out.
     
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    If you also hide the bookmark bar and the tab bar (all under the View menu) you'll be left just with about a half inch (if that).
     
  7. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    The lack of fullscreen mode is unfortunate when you want to see things full screen, but for a true multitasking OS like mac os was built to be, I guess you can see why they left it out.

    -Omi
     
  8. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    You could use Glims to enable a Full-Screen option as well, and it's free.
     
  9. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    True, I prefer saft, it has a bunch of options like customisable google search boxes, so I can set it to amazon, ebay, imdb, wiki etc instead of google, plus being able to search amazon in the url box by typing amzn "search queiry". Glims looks ok too though, it just doesn't do everything I want.
     
  10. jddar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Since it's free, I'll start with Glims unless Saft has a free trial period.
     
  11. rerelease macrumors regular

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    Glims does the same thing, at least it did when I last used it.

    PS: To get full-screen support like that on all Cocoa apps, try the SIMBL plug-in Megazoomer.
     

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