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Hello- New mac convert feeling really dumb. How can do I maxamize an active window? There has to be hot key. Thanks!
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Erm, we don't really maximise things very much. There's the green button on the top left that will adjust the window to the size of the document or whatever, I think that's called the zoom button. It's function depends on the application - in Firefox it maximises, in other things it doesn't.
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If you want to make a custom size, in the active window at the bottom right hand corner there should be 3 diagonal lines, right under the scroll bar. Click and drag them to make the window larger or smaller. You can also use this to effectively maximize the active window.

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