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Where are the red,yellow and green dots?

by MacManOSXLion / September 10, 2011 1:55 PM PDT

In Lion, when you are in full screen mode with any type of window, where are the red, yellow and green dots? I looked at the top left, top right and I don't see them anywhere?The only solution I have come up with is to click on the top right box to make the window smaller again and then I can find the colored dots.

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If you mean
by Jimmy Greystone / September 10, 2011 11:13 PM PDT

If you mean the close, maximize, and minimize window control buttons, those will disappear in full screen mode. Otherwise it wouldn't really be full screen would it?

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Than how do you...
by MacManOSXLion / September 11, 2011 1:24 AM PDT
In reply to: If you mean

Than how do you close, maximize, minimize when you are in full screen mode?

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You don't
by Jimmy Greystone / September 11, 2011 1:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Than how do you...

You don't... That's the whole point of full screen. The app window takes up... You guessed it: the full screen. The app and the screen are one, like on a cell phone, or some kind of zen buddhist saying.

If you want to be able to manipulate the window dimensions, then you don't want full screen mode.

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You should be able to...
by MacManOSXLion / September 11, 2011 5:16 AM PDT
In reply to: You don't

I understand what you said but before I got Lion I was in OS X 10.4. I know, that was about 5 years ago but I would stretch an open window so that it took up the entire screen and you could still see the maximize, minimize and close buttons. In Lion, they could still have those buttons, except hidden until you move your cursor to the upper, left hand side of the window and than you would see them, not until than, How about that for an idea? I like Lion, don't get me wrong and I like full screen and it is not that big of a deal not seeing the buttons but I think my idea is the best of both worlds.

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Feel free
by Jimmy Greystone / September 11, 2011 6:44 AM PDT

Feel free to pass that along to Apple, but whether or not they decide to change that for 10.8 is up to them. No one here has any real sway over that sort of thing.

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How do you send suggestions to Apple?
by MacManOSXLion / September 11, 2011 6:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Feel free

I know there is a bug report button when you are using Safari but that is usually for a website that is not working properly with Safari. Where do you send suggestions or quirks if you are in an Apple program to?

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How to get them to show
by Looking_Ahead / February 5, 2016 7:12 AM PST

....all you need to do is hit 'ESC'...and you will have a minimized window for Safari, and those options will then show. I use a system with Yosemite on it, and I believe that is the case for any Mac OS.

Good luck! Grin

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