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Create a keyboard shortcut for the maximize button
Authored by: baba on Jan 03, '06 05:54:11PM

Somewhat related to this, I've been wondering how to counter what I see as a design flaw in some apps: to open to full screen by default. I understand there are bound to be carry-over habits for folks migrating from the Windows world, but to me, this is like reading a book with the page only millimeters from one's face, and it runs counter to the sublime clarity and consistency of the Apple interface. (Though I acknowledge that has been degrading somewhat of late.) I always want to be able to simultaneously refer to the content of other open documents, whatever the application -- just as I might scan documents on a physical desktop.

Even for those few times when I know I'm going to be reading only -- and only one -- document for an extended period, I won't necessarily render it full-screen, since the text block then becomes too wide for comfort. Granted, I'm a text-based creature, but I like my GUI to stand on it's own and not to unneccesarily hew to the limitations of the command line -- to say nothing of the Windows gooey.

Does anyone know of a way, say, to correct Acrobat Reader's wayward ways?



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