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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:30 pm    Post subject: get apps to open full screen? Reply with quote

ok ok I confess, I can't get past the way mac open apps in smaller windows. My desk area is always cluttered so when I open an app I want it to be full screen so it has my full attention. I can't figure out how to get apps to open full screen by default. Is it even possible? Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean as in a global setting that would apply to all applications? I'm not aware of one. Of course, once you resize a window that window's user state should be preserved the next time you open the application. So, for example, you can resize iTunes or Safari to fill the screen. Upon subsequent reentry to the application it should be the same size.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greg wrote:
Do you mean as in a global setting that would apply to all applications? I'm not aware of one. Of course, once you resize a window that window's user state should be preserved the next time you open the application. So, for example, you can resize iTunes or Safari to fill the screen. Upon subsequent reentry to the application it should be the same size.


Well that would not work for apps like dreamweaver and photoshop, I want them to open with a solid background taking up the whole screen like windows does. Instead they open and you can see the desktop, and when you create a new document that doc is hovering over your desktop, etc..
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well that would not work for apps like dreamweaver and photoshop, I want them to open with a solid background taking up the whole screen like windows does. Instead they open and you can see the desktop, and when you create a new document that doc is hovering over your desktop, etc..


But isn't that really an application specific behavior and dependent upon it's implementation? I've had applications in the Windows environment that behaved the same way (i.e. multiple floating windows).
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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sross wrote:
Well that would not work for apps like dreamweaver and photoshop, I want them to open with a solid background taking up the whole screen like windows does. Instead they open and you can see the desktop, and when you create a new document that doc is hovering over your desktop, etc..


But isn't that really an application specific behavior and dependent upon it's implementation? I've had applications in the Windows environment that behaved the same way (i.e. multiple floating windows).


I'm not sure I know when I open dreamweaver and photoshop in windows it opens a full screen with a blank grey work area which your multiple windows then reside in. The same does not happen in OSX so I thought it must be a setting of somekind. I'll probably just have to live with it..
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid there is no global setting for making Photoshop or Dreamweaver behave as you want.

To explain the logic, almost everything in a Mac is expected to be drag-and-drop. So if you're in photoshop and want to paste that photo file on your desktop into your current window you can just drag it in. Drag-and-drop generally works all the time, it's surprising to Windows users I think because drag-and-drop there is inconsistent. Thus documents open in their own windows on Macs rather than occupying the whole screen or occupying a separate photoshop 'layer' - to allow easy drag-and-drop.

It might interest you to try out the Hide options to clear things up a bit. Use command-H to hide an app (easiest using commad-tab and then pressing H). Also, you can hide the current app and open another by option-clicking on it's icon.

Also, doesn't photoshop have a full screen mode too?
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