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I have a mac mini connected to a TV that is on during the day and switched off at night. This displays a web page with stats during the day. When the TV is turned off the resolution readjusts to I am guessing "defaults" then when the TV is reconnected it readjusts. During this process the safari window shrinks and whenever I turn the tv back on I have to readjust the browser window.

This is mac os x snow leopard server.

Is there any way to:

Disable screen resolution detection and always keep the res at the one i want

Always have safari go full screen (no full screen option in safari snow leopard as far as I

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Is there some reason why you cannot just use Energy Saver and have the TV power off rather than switching the power off? – TJ Luoma Oct 26 '11 at 3:56
the tv doesnt have a feature like that. when there is no signal it auto powers off but not when there is a computer signal – pablo Oct 26 '11 at 5:21
If you use Keyboard Maestro and SizeUp you could fairly easily have Safari maximize whenever it activates. (You might be able to accomplish the same thing with AppleScript but I don't know how.) I'll see if I can post a proper "answer" with specific steps later. – TJ Luoma Oct 27 '11 at 13:57

This is kind of a wild guess / work around but its something to try. Set up VNC aka screen sharing on your mac mini. Log in from another mac /computer , while the TV is off, and set the resolution while no display is attached. If you set that resultion to one that is the same as your attached TV, then when your TV powers on there should be no screen re-size after effects. This would effectively set the default no display resolution if such a thing exists.

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Thanks MrDaniel. I resorted to installing Google Chrome and using presentation mode which auto resizes the window. – pablo Feb 7 '12 at 17:12
@pablo You should add this as an answer in its own right and accept it for future viewers. – CajunLuke Mar 8 '12 at 20:23

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