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Is there a utility to change the behavior of the full screen button?
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: November 26, 2016 02:59PM
I guess this feature arrived two OS'es ago, where you click the green button and the window goes full screen, hiding the menu bar.

Of course if you hit option click, it goes back to the traditional, old way of expanding the window.

Is there a utility that will make it the default way of working?

Thanks.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/26/2016 02:59PM by Grumpyguy.
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Re: Is there a utility to change the behavior of the full screen button?
Posted by: hal
Date: November 26, 2016 05:04PM
'I'd buy that for a dollar'
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Re: Is there a utility to change the behavior of the full screen button?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: November 26, 2016 05:24PM
Better Touch Tool can do this, as well as perform other functions. It's not free, but it's under $10.

Scrolling down to the bottom of the product page and selecting "View Additional Features!" provides a list of functions which includes: "Configure what happens when right-clicking a window’s close/minimize/fullscreen button"

It seems it is not compatible with the 2016 MBP yet, but might be worth a try. I've not tried it myself; if you do try it, let us know how it works for you.
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Re: Is there a utility to change the behavior of the full screen button?
Posted by: BernDog
Date: November 26, 2016 06:46PM
I suspect that any utility that does that probably takes advantage of a simple Terminal command, but unless it's cut and paste, Terminal commands are out of my wheelhouse.
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Re: Is there a utility to change the behavior of the full screen button?
Posted by: billb
Date: November 26, 2016 08:24PM
option click does nothing here cursing smiley



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Re: Is there a utility to change the behavior of the full screen button?
Posted by: riley5108
Date: November 27, 2016 05:42AM
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billb
option click does nothing here cursing smiley
Yeah same here: Option > Click What? El Cap here and what browser...

Edit: Did a little searching and now understand -- if any one's interested..

In El Capitan, using FF click on the green icon button = full screen. Then to get it back to the original size, Control Click the top tab bar select "Exit Full Screen Mode".

In Safari & TextEdit, Option Click green icon button = full screen
Option Click green icon button Again takes you back to the original size.

MS Office 2011, Click green icon button = full screen
Esc key returns spreed sheet or window to original size.



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Re: Is there a utility to change the behavior of the full screen button?
Posted by: testcase
Date: November 27, 2016 10:34AM
I never got the memo re "the green button" dunno smiley
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Re: Is there a utility to change the behavior of the full screen button?
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 28, 2016 07:48AM
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testcase
I never got the memo re "the green button" dunno smiley

Make sure you read the Green Lantern memo.
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Re: Is there a utility to change the behavior of the full screen button?
Posted by: billb
Date: November 28, 2016 09:13AM
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riley5108
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billb
option click does nothing here cursing smiley
Yeah same here: Option > Click What? El Cap here and what browser...

Edit: Did a little searching and now understand -- if any one's interested..

In El Capitan, using FF click on the green icon button = full screen. Then to get it back to the original size, Control Click the top tab bar select "Exit Full Screen Mode".

In Safari & TextEdit, Option Click green icon button = full screen
Option Click green icon button Again takes you back to the original size.

MS Office 2011, Click green icon button = full screen
Esc key returns spreed sheet or window to original size.

option-click still does nothing here
if I want the menu bar to reappear in full screen mode I have to scroll the mouse pointer up to it to unhide it. In Safari the red/yellow/green buttons then reappear. In Chrome the red/yellow/green buttons are never hidden.

Probably some main menu pref setting



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