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Create a keyboard shortcut for the maximize button
Authored by: icerabbit on Jan 04, '06 06:30:43PM

You mean the maximize button actually works in OS X?

One of my longest outstanding gripes with OS X is that maximizing does not work with the Finder, Safari, Preview, iTunes, Address Book, ... to name a few of the most prominent ones.

Does this script bypass whatever Apple didn't program into the apps to allow true maximizing, rather then zoom state switching?



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Create a keyboard shortcut for the maximize button
Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 05, '06 12:11:58PM

No, it's just "zoom state switching", as you put it -- nicely described, btw. As a switcher who came on board with the first OSX version, it took some getting used to -- the fact that Mac software in general doesn't 'maximize' to fill your screen. Instead, it usually chooses a smart window size. I was constantly resizing my windows.

As I got older and more experienced, I realized I like the OSX method better. It turns out that really wide windows just take longer to read, and it's easier to lose your place on really wide blocks of text.

There are just a few apps I use that I really, really want to maximize, and they tend to be graphics apps with keyboard shortcuts or other controls that can maximize the screen, in sense, such as Photoshop's full screen modes.

I love this hint thread! Thanks so much for that Terminal command! I'm already putting it to work as I pore through scads and scads of Finder windows.

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Create a keyboard shortcut for the maximize button
Authored by: GaelicWizard on Jan 06, '06 08:52:51AM

The maximise button works for me in all the apps of listed. Perhaps you misunderstand its function, or just want something different. The Zoom button widens the window to fit the contents, rather than taking over the screen to display whatver may or may not require that much space. If you want windows cruft dating back to a single application windowing interface, I'm sure there are hacks you can get to simulate that. iThink that there is a way to get a single-application mode out of the Dock (i.e. when you switch from one to the other, the previous one hides itself).

JP

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Create a keyboard shortcut for the maximize button
Authored by: markwm on Apr 11, '06 04:35:10PM

thanks for the excellent tip!



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