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Hi i got mt macbook pro today and i wanted to know how you get like safari to open in full screen as aposed to just part of it? also, will using the macbook plugged in all the time ruin the battery? should i charge it then take out the mains adapter and just use the battery?

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You can't maximise windows in OSX best thing you can do is use the grab corner in the bottom right to resize the window to how you like.
Keeping your MBP plugged in won't ruin your battery, once your battery is charged it will stop the flow into the battery.

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ok ive dragged it out and thats fine thanks, and im glad it wont ruin the battery but thought id make sure about that, thanks for your help

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FWIW, Chrome and Firefox have a full screen view option. Just saying...

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True, some apps do have FULL screen as in nothing else on the screen, usually the keyboard combination is Shift+CMD+F

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cool, will check that out whats the most common browser people tend to use on the mac?

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Safari, Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome are the most popular.

I prefer Safari although it has been using quite a bit of memory lately...
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cool, will check that out whats the most common browser people tend to use on the mac?
My favorite is Chrome. My wife likes Safari. Neither of us ever use Firefox. I tried Opera for a couple of weeks (in Windows), but couldn't find a compelling reason to keep it.

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I don't have a laptop, but I recently read somewhere that running one off power all the time is not a good idea. Sorry, I can't recall more than that, or supply the source.
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I don't use Chrome due to privacy concerns (Google has gone rogue, in a nutshell). Safari is far and away the most popular browser on the Mac because a) it's the default option and b) it's really very good, particularly as of v5.

Not to diss the other browsers -- Firefox is nice, Camino is nice, SRWare Iron is a nice alternative to Chrome but without the privacy issues, and there's Flock and Opera and iCab and many others. No shortage of decent browsers out there.
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You can also use this to get Safari to do the same...

Download Right Zoom for Mac - Changes the default behavior of the green window zoom button. MacUpdate.com

I use it and it works well.
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I don't have a laptop, but I recently read somewhere that running one off power all the time is not a good idea. Sorry, I can't recall more than that, or supply the source.
On Windows machines, the charger is always supplying power to the battery, which shortens the life of it. Once a MBP is charged, the charger stops supplying power to the battery so it won't harm the battery.

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I don't use Chrome due to privacy concerns (Google has gone rogue, in a nutshell).
I'm always interested when individuals make these claims as many of the privacy issues with Chrome are old (a Google search will show that most articles concerning the privacy issues with Chrome are at least two years old) and many of the features that require you to send info to Google can be disabled. That which can't be disabled, such as the installation token, is randomly generated and deleted after the first update check by Chrome. What privacy issues bother you the most? Beyond that, whose to say that some closed source browsers such as Safari don't send info?

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1. Chrome was designed from the ground up as a data-mining tool of its users habits. Chrome continues to track where users surf and reports that information back to Google in service of its advertising business (ie its only source of revenue).

2. A privacy paper FROM GOOGLE about how "transparent" Chrome is rates about as highly as a memo from the Bush administration explaining how they don't torture.

Here's a competing link that should tell you everything you need to know about Google's regard for your privacy, even though it does not apply specifically to Chrome.

Here's another one about Google Buzz. I'm supposed to believe that Chrome has somehow changed Google from this pattern of behaviour?? Puh-lease.

Google's voluntary assistance to help the Chinese government find and imprison dissidents, along with their participation in the much-scorned (but eventually adopted in large measure) "fake net neutrality" FCC proposals are more than enough evidence for any thinking person to realise that Google is not paying any attention whatsoever to their former corporate motto, "Don't Be Evil."

One can't boycott Google -- they're already so invasive in everything that happens on the internet that it's virtually impossible to avoid them -- but I'm not about to give them free access to my browsing history for them to resell to marketers. Thanks anyway.

Apple, on the other hand, has proven time and time again that they do not abuse or compromise any data they may collect about me to third parties without my permission.
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