Weird "feature" in safari....can anyone explain what this is?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by marsmissions, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. marsmissions macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2010
    Washington, US
    So, I noticed a "feature" in safari when in full screen mode. If you move the curser to the edge of the screen, it gives you an option to drag the edge of the browser content in or out.

    I have attached a screenshot of this behavior... What is this? I'm thinking it is just a means of keeping unruly websites in check when viewing in full screen on a 21 inch or 27 inch display (example, when a website has a fluid width instead of the standard width of approx. 960 pixels) Anyone else ever noticed this feature?

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  2. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
  3. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    I would assume it's so you can be in full screen mode in Safari but not have sites look all weird and stretched out.
  4. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Hold shift or shift+option when adjusting the size of a window. Even weirder.
  5. macinhand macrumors regular


    Sep 1, 2009
    Cheshire, UK
    I use the feature when i am viewing a website that has the annoying advertising down the sides! just adjust the screen to show the content you like to view without seeing the advertising banners ;)
  6. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Why is that weird? Being able to resize from the center is incredibly useful (don't have to drag one side then the other, or drag the window to the side and then resize out).
  7. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    I know this is old, but incredibly useful how? When is it ever necessary to keep the window the same aspect ratio or scale on center? I don't think it ever is needed, and I can't find a single use for it.
  8. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Just because you find it's useless doesn't mean others don't need it. I keep all my windows in the center and so this is useful to me.

    Also, as a note, here's the shortcuts:
    Shift + Drag - Resize with the same aspect ratio
    Option + Drag - Keep the window in the center while resizing
  9. johnhw macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Awesome! It's great if you have a really wide display and websites look awful/empty with it.

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