how to maximize internet screen on macs

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  1. paranoidandroid

    paranoidandroid New Member

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    im on the internet right now (obviously) on my new mac and cant figure out how to maximize the screen. i see red, yellow, and green buttons at the top left but the biggest the screen will go is only covering half the screen. any help?? thanks.
     
  2. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    on the bottom right side of the browser there is a little thing that you can drag to adjust window size.

    maximize doesn't really max the whole screen on macs, usually just in the vertical direction. takes some getting used to but in time I like it better.
     
  3. Jonny Chimpo

    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    Step 1: Get Firefox

    Step 2: Do this:

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    fin.
     
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    follow post # 2...
     
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    Firefox. :rofl: :greddy:
     
  7. Jonny Chimpo

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  8. nsxrebel

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    wha? :dunno:
     
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    autohide the dock so you get full screen browser too.
     
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    Why don't people like Firefox? I find it's much faster than Safari, and I loved Safari.
     
  12. dbman96

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    FF3 works quite nicely. I'm not sure why some of the Mac community are so anti-FF. I like having access to all the plugins, and it's also the only browser I've found that conveniently stores multiple login un/pw combos for stuff like Gmail (I have 3 accounts that I check regularly, if I use Safari it asks me EVERY time I switch accounts if I want to store the new info and delete the old - FF gives me a drop-down list of my 3 logins).
     
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    You have 3 gmail accounts? Why not use Mail App instead? :dunno: There are always better ways of doing things. You fail at this.
     
  14. dbman96

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    I use Mail app for my primary account, use browser to check all three since I've already got a browser open.

    I frequently send/receive doc and xls attachments which I can open within browser-based Gmail approximately 45 million times faster than starting up office on my mac.

    You fail by assuming you know anything about my workflow.

    I pointed out an advantage FF has for my particular needs and you tell me I shouldn't need that feature and that I should just work the way you do instead. This is the foundation of all fanboy posts. Please stop.
     
  15. TheWeasel

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    Saft allows you to do full screen browsing.

    Command-Shift-F use to do full screen browsing too.
     
  16. Drloveless

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    safari takes longer to boot then firefox after 10.5.3 wtf, i stick with the foxfire
     
  17. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    one thing you notice about macs is you rarely maximize windows. I guess if you have a smaller macbook then yeah you might need to... but if you have screen space everything is just kind of floating around.
     
  18. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    safari (webkit) is much faster. Benchmarks back it up.
     
  19. TheWeasel

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    wat? Safari launches in under 5 seconds for me while Firefox takes 10-15 if not more many times.
     
  20. trouphaz

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    different strokes for different folks. some likes themselves the FF and some likes themselves the Safari. there are even thems that likes themselves the Opera. no matter how much anyone tries to convince people otherwise, they'll never agree.

    to the OP's original point, that is one of the things that was frustrating to me when i was trying to transition over from Windows to OSX. in Windows, i generally just double click on the title bar to maximize, but i believe in OSX that makes the window roll up or something. i never did fully transition over to OSX, but i got used to the little details like that along with resizing by dragging the corner instead of just maximizing anything i wanted bigger. i'm now doing that more on my PC now that i'm using a 24" monitor.
     
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    Arguing about which browser is better is useless, unless. Use what you want/like and don't try to convince me/anyone else that the browser you are using is better 'because'.

    Personal preference is just that.
     
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    safari doesn't have extensions like unlinker and google sync

    I'll keep using firefox, kthx
     
  23. Drloveless

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    exact opposite for me. Firefox is under 5 seconds and safari is SLOOOOOW.


    Im running ppc , not intel though.
     
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  25. Furq

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    Running powerpc myself, g4 powerbook and I find safari launches much faster. Browsing websites feels to be a bit slower to me, but it's not a huge difference. I like safari's UI, and also like how things function as they are supposed to.

    Firefox doesn't support the built in dictionary feature for some reason, and when the firefox window is in the background the scroll bar doesn't darken as it's supposed to. Minor stuff, but just bothers me for some reason.
     

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