9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2008 6:22 AM by mattathayde
candibar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Ok i notice that i try to expand my window it slightly get bigger but never fill the desktop ,how do i get it to do that without manually stretching it everytime.

W880xxxxYJX, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • BlueX Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    Lol, I was having this issue too

    But maximizing a window on a mac completely to full screen isn't really that compatible with the dock on the bottom unless you have it disappear

    But to get the appropriate size you want just drag the little window icon located at the lower right corner of the window and use that to expand it
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    Welcome to the Forums!

    The green "maximize" button expands the window based on it's content, not to full screen. There's no Mac OS equivalent to the Windows Maximize button.

    Hope this helps...
  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (33,120 points)
    press the command key while clicking the green button. The window will zoom to fill the viewable area.
  • Mac Cardi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Are you sure about the cmd+click on green?
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    Allan, clicking on the green button with the ⌘ pressed is no different than clicking it without the ⌘ key pressed - in both cases, it maximizes the window *based on the content of the window*, not to fill the viewable area (i.e. the width of the Mac's display). Do you have a 3rd party utility installed that is modifying the function of the green button? Or, is this new in Leopard?
  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (33,120 points)
    I found the "command/click green" buried in the Tiger help files, and I'm not running any hacks. I now see that you mean. I needed this function a while back during the Panther days and thought I'd found it. Apparently not.

    I'll keep looking.
  • mattathayde Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)
    ya the click and drag is the closest you will find but in all honesty after you use the windows at the smaller size you will probably think it is easier to work since you can see things behind you and you still have basically all of the same info you had on your windows. i do understand there could be some times you would want full screen but after using macs for a while you will probably find them few and far between, IMHO at least.

    -matt
  • candibar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i tried that command and green ,but it don't much bigger that that huh,i know it is possible cause it work on da macs at school,awwwww...somebody help mi..
  • mattathayde Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)
    i think if you hit the green button then drag it out to full then hit the button again to shrink it the next time you go to enlarge it then it returns to what your set.

    -matt