Une des choses les plus ennuyantes et les plus frustrants particulièrement pour ceux qui ont passé à Mac de Windows est ce que le bouton pour agrandir les fenetres au maximum (le petit bouton vert rond avec un symbol ‘+’ qui se trouve au coin supérieur-gauche de chaque fenêtre) comporte différemment sur le Mac que Windows dans la plupart des cas.
One of the most annoying and frustrating thing especially so called Windows-converts (i.e. people who « switch to the Mac » from Windows) on Mac OS X is that the maximize button (the small round green button with a ‘+’ sign on the upper-left corner of every window acts differently on Mac than Windows in most cases. In fact, the maximize button behavior varies from application to application on the Mac, and unlike on Windows, it does not necesseraly maximize the window, but just change its dimensions. (See below for details and a work-around solution to making windows full-screen on web browsers such as Safari)
On windows, the maximize button – where the term « maximize » is inherent from Windows operating system anyway – simply enlarges a window to almost full screen except that the window’s title bar, menu bar and the task bar remains visible and the remaining space is allocated to the window and its contents. On the Mac, however, this may not exactly be the case – especially when using Safari.
The maximize button on Safari, when clicked, causes the browser’s window to change size usually to the web page’s defined width horizontally and the height of the window to anything from a random size to the vertical space between the menu bar and the dock, and not full-screen (unless the screen-resolution is 1024×768 or smaller).
Work-around: How to maximize Safari Window to full-screen?
J. Y. Design has a dedicated Safari resources page on his blog where you can add shortcuts to your bookmarks bar which are useful to resizing your browser (not just limited to Safari, but seems to work virtually on any browser – though the max. button on a browser like Firefox causes the window to be resized to the maximum possible dimensions). See the demo video clip below to see how to install them on your browser (as simple as drag-and-drop) and then see them in action: