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    opening an application so it takes up full screen

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    opening an application so it takes up full screen
    I have now had my imac G5 for 6 months (not intel imac) and the only thing i have not been able to find out is how to open my applications so they take up the whole screen like windows apps do.

    Word for example only takes up half the screen and i need to manually expand it.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks

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    opening an application so it takes up full screen
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    That is the only way to do it. Just out of curiosity, why do you need an app's window to take up your whole screen?
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    opening an application so it takes up full screen

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    Because often the screen doesn't open large enough and being used to PC's if i want to change apps then you just click on the icon in the dock. If i wanted two apps visible at the same time i could manually do it but it is rare.

    Well i guess apple can't be the best in all areas.

    Is there a list of short cut keys to close windows, go to desktop etc

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    long story short, due to the nature of the differences between the operating systems one is made so that windows are able to take up a rediculously large amount of space for each program, the other is made so that each program takes up as much space as necessary in order to run as a functional program. the short story: your going to have to get used to the fact that your windows only get so big

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    Quote Originally Posted by alamb

    Is there a list of short cut keys to close windows, go to desktop etc
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1651
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    Quote Originally Posted by alamb
    Well i guess apple can't be the best in all areas.
    you will learn to love it
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    opening an application so it takes up full screen

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    Thanks to all.

    i would never buy a PC anyway i just have them in the office.

    I have even converted my wife who nearly divorced me when i brought home the imac.

    Now she has admitted she loves it

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