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

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    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

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

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

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    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
     
  5. dejo Moderator

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    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

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    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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