window app too large to resize, bottom hidden

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  1. BND1999 macrumors newbie

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    i am new to mac but good with computers..
    one application... itune opens so big you can not see the little right triangle on the right bottom to size it smaller.. and i cant see the left side with the + button to add albums

    ive tried to move it up.. hits the task bar.. ive closed the dock.. still doesnt show.. cant get to the bottom no matter what i do... please help.

    also while im at it.. sometimes the window im in the font gets magnified.. not sure what im touching to do it. want to know. like right now how to decrease it.. its sooo big
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    This problem can be fixed several ways. The zoom method (clicking the green button) unfortunately doesn't work with iTunes, so you'll have to use one of the other two methods.

    1. Move the iTunes preference file elsewhere (while iTunes is not running) then relaunch iTunes. You'll need to reset your preferences, but the window size should return to something reasonable.
    2. For advanced users only: Edit the plist file, either with Property List Editor (the recommended way) or with the defaults command at the Terminal.
     
  3. BND1999 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how do i move the itunes preference file... remember im new to mac

    do i open itunes .. go to preferences and then what....

    then do i have to move it back?
     
  4. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Changing the resolution of your main display may help solve this problem. Use System Preferences > Displays, then try a couple of different settings to see if this "bumps" your uncooperative window.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=748256

    MacHD > Users > yourusername > Library > Preferences > com.apple.iTunes.plist
     
  6. Helmigurt macrumors member

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    There is a much easier solution:

    Just press alt and the green button and it resizes.

    cheers..
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It's option, not alt, as the link in my post will explain.
     
  8. donuttakedonuts macrumors regular

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    Well as he's new to macs, and alt and option are the same key, he might find alt more familiar, eh?
     
  9. BND1999 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There is a much easier solution:

    Just press alt and the green button and it resizes.

    cheers.

    BRILLIANT.. THANK YOU ALLL
     

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