8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2009 12:21 PM by Peetswift
Ahab the Eskimo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
If the window gets taller than the monitor how do I make it smaller again?


Seems like a simple problem but since Mac OSX only lets you resize from the lower right corner am I totally screwed? Is the only way to scale the window permanently just slightly out of reach??

I'm thinking I can borrow a larger monitor from somebody, connect it to this Macbook, open iTunes, drag the window to the monitor, scale the window just a teency bit smaller and that should fix the problem? Seems entirely stupid to me. Just wish windows were scaleable from the top like in that other otherwise totally sucky OS... </frustration>

Macbook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Robert Rodriguez Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    Try changing the resolution of your monitor, which will change the size of the itunes window. Once you can see the edges of the itunes window, manually make it much smaller, then go back to your normal resolution, and adjust the window to your preferable size.

    I think that should work...
  • Ahab the Eskimo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Indeed that worked.

    The cause of the problem was that I got a new MacBook and I transferred my settings from my desktop -- which apparently included itunes window size from a 24" monitor.

    Anyway -- solved.
  • jcv Level 2 Level 2 (425 points)
    For future reference: Clicking on the green button in the upper left corner of the window would have fixed the problem.

    Edited to add: ...assuming you're talking about iTunes 9
  • Robert Rodriguez Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    I was going to tell the OP to click on the green button initially, but I assumed that the button was hidden along with the lower right corner. I figured getting the OP to adjust the resolution would be the most failsafe method of being able to adjust the itunes windown.
  • ab_ba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    In iTunes at least, the green button toggles between a minimal control window and the full-sized window (which, in my case, is too large for the screen.) There is a tantalizing resize corner in the lower right of the small window, but you can't expand by dragging it. So, for iTunes (and maybe others-I didn't check) the green button does not work as it should. I will post feedback.

    However, the resize trick did work. So thank you for that.
  • Colin Robinson Level 6 Level 6 (8,305 points)
    There's a keyboard shortcut to zoom the window to an ideal size - If you hold the Option key down when clicking the Green button.

    It is listed in the keyboard shortcuts but I don't know what iTunes considers the 'ideal' size.

    Colin R.
  • coloma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Option-click on green button does the trick! Much obliged, Colin, this one has been driving me nuts as I have a 15" laptop but use a larger external monitor at work
  • Peetswift Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    T H A N K Y O U ! Finally...