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milew66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Okay, just bought my first mac, an IMAC 27 inch.. Using safari, I am irriated that I have to click at the top of the screen every time I want to see the file, edit, view, etc bar (the menu bar). Is there a way to lock it so it doesn't disappear? I find it hard to believe there is no way to do that. Also, the dock at the bottom doesn't pop up as fast as I thought it would when I put the mouse at the bottom of the screen, like when you hide the menu bar in win7 as soon as your mouse goes in that area, it shows up. Now, I am not using a mouse pad, so I HOPE that is why, but I feel like it takes at least 4-5 seconds when I go to the bottom to see my dock for it to pop up. I am excited to have a mac, but these little things are really turning me off already. Please tell me there is a way to fix these things


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (96,460 points)

    Hi and welcome to Apple Support Communities and congrats on your new iMac

     

     

    Press Command + Control + F to exit or enter full screen mode.

     

    Since you are new to Mac, you may want to disable the Lion "resume" feature.

     

    Open System Preferences > General

     

    Deselect:  Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps

     

    That will help your Mac boot faster.

     

    You might want to take a moment and check out the video tutorials here > Apple - Find Out How - Mac Basics

     

     

    And here >  Apple product tutorials

     

    If you are switching from Windows >  Apple - Support - Switch 101

     

    For assistance with most applications click Help from the app's menu bar top of your screen.

  • milew66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This had nothing to do with my question! I want to know how to NOT make the menu bar disappear period, why should I have to lick at the top to see file, view, etc? I never said anything about booting slow, I said when I bring my mouse to the bottom while on the internet, the dock takes forever to pop up, unlike windows. I am assuming that was an automated response....which frustrates me more.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (96,460 points)

    No, it was not an automated response.

     

    I want to know how to NOT make the menu bar disappear period,

    As I said before, use the keyboard shortcuts..

     

    I offered the tip about disabling the Lion resume feature as it tends to cause problems with Safari. I was merely trying to save you that inconvenience.

     

     

    You may want to take a moment to read here >  Apple Support Communities - Etiquette

  • Ramón G Castañeda Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)

    We are all users like you, volunteering to help each other.  You owe Carolyn an apology.

  • Ramón G Castañeda Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)

    Addendum:  You owe her an apology not just because she's volunteering and sharing her vast knowledge for free, but also because she did answer your question right after her welcoming opening passage.

     

    Press Command + Control + F to exit or enter full screen mode.

     

    Shame on you for not reading carefully. 

  • milew66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry.

     

    So, you are saying +control will make the menu bar, with file, edit, view, history, tools, etc. Stay there, i will not have to click to at the top to see it? I always want the screen to be maximized and take up the enite screen, why would someone buy a 27 in screen if they could not  utlize a browser covering that entire 27 inches.

     

    I tried the +command. I still have to click at the top in order to acces copy from edit (the menu bar).

     

    Now, being my second day owning a mac. I have no clue what Lion resume is

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (96,460 points)

    Thank you 

  • milew66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just want to be clear. Is it possible in safari, ir any web browser. So be totally maximized and be able to have the menu bar visible at all times without having tk go to the top and click to make it appear.

     

     

    Thanks

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,135 points)

    Yes.  It is the norm to be able to see the menu bar at all times.

     

    Somewhere along the line, you pressed these buttons at the same time, and it toggled Full Screen on:

     

    Apple/Command, Control, and the letter F

     

    If you do it again, it will toggle it to Normal View.

  • milew66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I will try this when i get home and report back

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,135 points)

    Good.

  • milew66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay, this is crazy, I did what was asked. Again, I am not trying to be mean or rude so I am sorry if my typing makes it appear that way, I am just frustrated.

     

    I did the command f and yes, the menu bar is there, but the screen (desktop/dock) is visible. Why!!!! Why do I have a 27 inch screen if I cannot surf the web, have the menu bar constantly visable, and have the whole screen taken up? Why can I only see the menu bar when the screen is only 3/4 there. This is what I see. There is no way to be able to have the whole screen taken up like most browsers and still have constant access to the menu bar without having to click at the top??? Please tell me yes, please. They can put a man on the moon, but having full screen with a locked menu bar is impossible?? Please help. First mac, really want to love it

     

     

     

     

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  • milew66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So, am I stuck with never being able to have full screen capabilities without having to click at the top in order to see the menu bar?

     

    I am 100% new to Mac, and really want to learn as much as possible about these machines, but little things like this make no sense. Is, for some reason, this supposed to be Convenient ?

     

    Like I said, yes, it stays there when you hit the command f, but that cuts the browser size almost in half, which makes no sense. Is this only a safari issue? Seems to do the same with firefox, please tell me I am doing something wrong and that it is not the norm to not be able to have your browser maximized and have the menu bar accessible at all times....

  • dabaron2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, I think milew had a fair question. Like him, I'm working on an new iMac.

     

    Unlike him, I've been mac based since MacPlus, and I would like to see this question answered, not how to go into smaller, full mode.

     

    As a reminder, the menu bar has the apple, the menu selections, and importantly to me dropbox, capture, date time and a few other items I watch regularly.

     

    I would like to think that we are still able to see all included, in full mode, expanded to the 27" monitor

     

    Is that possible??

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