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

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hector, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. hector macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2006
    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.
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    the green button sizes the window just enough to fit the content on the page (given enough screen space).
  3. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    its called "auto resize", proposed function is "resize browser window to fit the content of the current webpage",
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    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


    Select you images, right click (ctrl+click) and select slideshow
  5. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Or wait for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). You'll be able to do that with Cover Flow in the Finder.
  6. taytho macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2005
    KC, MO
    oh man, cover flow in finder is going to rock my world!!!

    i always wondered about that green button too... it really seemed to make no sense to me either.

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