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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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