Stupid Mac question

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  1. Maffy29

    Maffy29 Active Member

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    So my Macbook Pro came today and I'm pretty happy with it. I've been trying to learn everything myself while asking as few questions as possible of folks on forums. Google has been a great friend here so far. Two questions have not been able to be answered yet.

    1.) How do I expand Safari to full screen? I looked all over and all I found was to a link on a web site that executes the command. Is there a keyboard shortcut that will do it? I'd like to expand Safare to full screen without having to go to this site all the time.

    2.) Anyway to NOT have the system go to sleep when I close the lid? I like to set my laptops on my desk and close the lid when I go to bed at night or leave my desk. Sometimes I may have something downloading. Closing the lid at the moment puts it to sleep and cuts off the internet. Is there an option to change it?

    That should be it for now. Thanks.
     
  2. matttx

    matttx New Member

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    click the "plus" sign on safari, if it doesnt full screen it just grab the bottom right corner and expand the window it should stay like that until u re-size safari.

    go to "prefences > and i think power or something i dont remember. and look in there.

    i have a iMac 20" core 2 duo. so i wouldnt know about the lid closing question

    i hope that helps.
     
  3. Maffy29

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    I just grabbed the corner to do it. The + sign adds a bookmark.
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    closing the lid while it's running is actually a really bad idea since the mbp naturally vectors heat out the top / back of the machine; having the lid closed traps a lot of heat. there are system hack to disable this behavior, but it's not a really good idea to pursue. I'd just turn the brightness down all the way if you're sleeping or leaving the room :dunno:

    PS congrats on the purchase :bigthumb:
     
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    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    :werd: That's what I do with mine. :hs:
     
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    Good to know and thank you!
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    :cool: glad to help
     
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    In System Preferences, there's the energy saver option, just tell the Display to go to sleep and put the computer to never go to sleep.
     
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    welcome to the club, once you get used to it you will never want to go back! 2.13 or 2.33?
     
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    I've got my macbook pro setup so that it displays a screen saver for 6 minutes (I like to fall asleep looking at pretty beaches I'll never see), then the screen turns off. You can also have it set to "never sleep computer" which will always keep on the computer unless you turn it off or close it...

    Open system preferences
    click on "energy saver"
    select settings for "power adapter" (or battery or both if you want)
    mimic my settings
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  11. jackback52

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    green dot on windows expands said window
     
  12. Maffy29

    Maffy29 Active Member

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    2.13

    I forced myself to do my morning emails and news/sports reading on it. I'm getting used to how it functions, albeit slowly. Lifetime PC user previously.
     
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    Seems to expand an arbitrary amount though, never "fills" the screen. I've never quite understood.
     
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    safari does an "intelligent" expand, where it will maximize the window to its full height (or the height of the webpage, whichever is smaller), as well as the full width of the webpage, i.e. the point where the horiz. scrollbar disappears. a poorly written website should take up your full screen :o but most won't.
     

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