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Sorry for the lack of posts over the last week. University was at full throttle and I couldn’t get a spare hour that I could use to write a good quality post. Good news is, the vacation is here and I have three weeks with plenty of spare time. This post is only a quick one while I get into the habit of posting. Its all about being able to use the green maximise to maximise the window to the far corners of your screen. Something Windows users and switchers may find useful.

Normally when you press the maximise button your Mac will maximize your window so it shows all of the content in the minimum amount of space. This is so you can see all of the stuff on screen and at the same time have room for more windows. I have gotten used to this arrangement over the last couple of years and it doesn’t bother me. However many users like to make things as big as possible and cover the most space.

To do this you need to download a small program. Unfortunately this is not a Terminal trick. I haven’t been able to find anything in the preference files. This app is very small and runs in the background unnoticed. Head over to Blazing Tools and download the file. When you run the program nothing will appear on screen. Its designed to run in the background. Now when you hit the small green plus button every window will be as big as possible.

If you want to run the program every time you start, put it into your login items in accounts. If you want to stop the program open Activity Monitor and quit the process. It will then stop running. There are a couple of preferences you can change. To access the menu press command when you run the program. You will then be shown a screen similar to the one below.

The small amount of preferences enable you to tweak the settings.

This tiny app is very useful. I’m not sure if I want to continue using it since I am use to the default settings. However as mentioned any new user who wants to retain some Windows functionality it may be useful.


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