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Edit the default window size of new Explorer windows
Authored by: atFault on Aug 18, '03 09:50:48PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it has always been my understanding that the Mac OS optimizes and not maximizes windows when the green button (+) is pushed. The correct labeling for window buttons should be: close, minimize and optimize. It appears the (+) is misleading. I seem to remember reading documentation regarding this 'feature' in Mac OSs prior to X, but I'm not sure how far back it went. You should rarely see a window that is optimized to where it is the same as the screen size; in most cases you should just see the appropriate number of columns, all content of a page or all the folder icons contained within a folder, and no more, leaving your desktop as open as possible. There are details regarding it's function that elude me, and it is far from perfect, but if it is used to instantly obtain the optimized window size it can be productive.

Mark

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