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gFunk1975 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have seen a lot of posts saying you cannot view safari full screen. You Can do this.. Press the command, option and D keys at the same time then release . This will hide your dashboard. Now Drag the bottom right hand corner of the Safari screen to the bottom of the macs screen. Voila.... To bring your dashboard back use the aforementioned key strokes. Also, while the dashboard is hidden you can point your cursor at the bottom of the screen and the dashboard will pop up. I hope this helps.
  • 1. Re: YOU CAN VIEW SAFARI FULL SCREEN
    Pdus Cheong Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Alternatively you could also try Glimms

    http://www.machangout.com/
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    gFunk1975 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, but glims is a download and if you read the reviews it can cause some glitches. If you use the method I listed above you will not even have to risk the chance of installing something on your mac that may or may not cause a glitch. I am sure that for most people glims is great. I just wanted to give an option that could be preformed on your mac with no downloads.
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    ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,770 points)
    Thanks, gfunk!
    Good tip.
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    Richard Wessels Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
    I think most peoples issue with this is that even though you can do it the way you described, this has been an issue with all Apple products. They have never implemented what to most people is a standard UI method. And that is to have the maximize button actually make the app use all available screen space.

    This is a standard behavior in Windows, Linux, and most non Apple applications on the Mac OS. At least with their browser, you would think that Apple could do the same.
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    ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,770 points)
    Richard,

    With all due respect,
    I used a Windoz machine for 3 months, because I had to.
    The minute I had a choice, I went to Macs.

    I'm not dissing your opinion, but
    standard behavior on Windoz includes tons of viruses.

    Apple is not trying to be like anything Windows.
    Thank goodness, IMHO.
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    Richard Wessels Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
    I use both platforms and I was simply making an obvious UI method that is all but a standard behavior. When a user clicks on a maximize button, the + button on a Mac, they expect it to make that apps window fill the available screen space.

    This has nothing to do with whatever OS you prefer and everything to do with what user's come to expect as a standard in UI design.
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    cyvi937 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    When people talk about "full screen" they probably don't mean what you're suggesting. Full screen is a mode where the browsing window takes up the entire screen. No menus. No address bar. No status bar at the bottom. Nothing.

    BTW command + option + D hides the dock, not the dashboard.
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    gFunk1975 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My fault.. You are indeed correct. It is the dock.
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    matt.mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I reckon that Apple will add a full screen feature to safari in the near future - following on from its introduction in iLife 11
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    John Wolf Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)
    This is not true. Not all Windows apps are loaded with viruses. I am a Mac guy, but be honest about Windows, otherwise people will think negatively about Macs.
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    Joseph Coates Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    This is not really full screen. It just hides the application dock. Other applications like InDesign do have a way to go to full screen. But that is to see just your page layout with only what you have added to it for when it is printed and minus gird lines, type boxes, palettes, tools, etc.
    But I am not sure why you would want full screen (other than what is shown here) in Safari?

    Spaces might be a more preferable solution so that when you are in Safari, it only shows up in the one space. You can even only show one window from Safari (like for a conference presentation) using Spaces. Then hide the dock. All you would see is the one window and the finder background.
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    Idomybezt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have found a way to get my whole screen filled, but like to keep the dock visible on the bottom and is successful at that. First go to View and click Zoom In. Now your text gets bigger. Then click on the green plus up left on the screen. It fills out more and more every time you switch between zoom in and the green plus, just go as far as you want or until it is filled all the way.
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    Pacifiesta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    A tool I found called Rightzoom (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/30591/right-zoom) enables default filled screen green button for most OSX applications instead of a toggle between two window sizes. Also, you guys using the latest safari? Shift + apple + F enables its "true" fullscreen mode (found under the safari menu)
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    redcinema Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Check it out, just located this extension and it works perfectly. Necessity is the mother of all invention here! http://sixfoot1.com/safari-extensions/resizer/
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