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    Maximize current window completely to hide background in Macbook

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    Maximize current window completely to hide background in Macbook
    While working on Mac, I open several windows. Each window has some leftover blank space on right side. This is a huge problem while panning the page using the scroll bar. Often I click outside the scroll bar and inadvertently switch to background window. To overcome this, I have to manually drag the current window as far right as possible to remove blank space.

    Is there a more elegant way to do this?

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    Maximize current window completely to hide background in Macbook

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    Do you know which version of the operating system you're running?

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    Maximize current window completely to hide background in Macbook

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Fo View Post
    Do you know which version of the operating system you're running?
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    10.6.6 MacOSX Snow Leopard
    4GB Ram, Intel Core 2 Duo

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    Maximize current window completely to hide background in Macbook

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    I found this app BetterTouchTool. It lets me define a keyboard shortcut to maximize a window fully, without leaving black spaces on either sides.

    1. Download app and open preferences by clicking its icon (boxed index finger) in the menu bar at the top of your screen.
    2. Select 'Keyboard' tab
    3. Select 'Global' in Applications on right
    4. Finally choose Keyboard shortcut and Predefined Action.
    I chose the following keyboard shortcuts, which I found safest and non overlapping:

    1. Control ↑ Maximize Window
    2. Control ← Maximize Window Left
    3. Control → Maximize Window Right
    4. Control ↓ Maximize window to bottom half

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    Maximize current window completely to hide background in Macbook
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    21" iMac * 2.8 Ghz Intel Core i7 * 16GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 * 1TB HD *AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB
    You can resize the window then click the green Zoom button at the top left to toggle between the default size and your custom size. This usually works, but not always.

    You could also download RightZoom, a little tool that makes the Zoom button work just like the Maximize button in Windows.

    Or you can upgrade to Lion, which has a truly full-screen button on the top right, making any app take up the entire screen, menu bar, dock and all.

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