What's the point of the green button in Safari?!

hector

macrumors regular
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Sep 18, 2006
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Cheltenham, UK
So obviously the yellow one minimises it, the red one closes it, but what on earth does the green one do?

As far as I can tell, it just resizes the window at random! Why doesn't it just make it full screen? Surely that would be more sensible... I have been a mac user for some years but that has ALWAYS baffled me.

Another thing that I don't understand is why on earth can't you scroll through images in preview? I want to just be able to click left and right to scroll through pictures in a folder like you can in (eugh) windows. I don't want to have to open iPhoto just to do that...

Am I being stupid? Having found 99.9% of OSX to be straightforward and logical since switching in 2004, these 2 points really annoy me. I hope someone can please put me out of my misery!

Thanks in advance.
 

clevin

macrumors G3
Aug 6, 2006
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its called "auto resize", proposed function is "resize browser window to fit the content of the current webpage",
 

swiftaw

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Jan 31, 2005
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Omaha, NE, USA
Another thing that I don't understand is why on earth can't you scroll through images in preview? I want to just be able to click left and right to scroll through pictures in a folder like you can in (eugh) windows. I don't want to have to open iPhoto just to do that...

Thanks in advance.
You can do this in preview. Highlight all the images in Finder, then press Apple+O, this will open up all the images in preview and you can scroll through them

or

Select you images, right click (ctrl+click) and select slideshow
 

dejo

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Sep 2, 2004
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Another thing that I don't understand is why on earth can't you scroll through images in preview? I want to just be able to click left and right to scroll through pictures in a folder like you can in (eugh) windows. I don't want to have to open iPhoto just to do that...
Or wait for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). You'll be able to do that with Cover Flow in the Finder.