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Sep
25
comment How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?
@user1096901, "is not primary use of maximizing window function", very true, and that's why I'm sorry that Apple changed the green zoom thingy into maximize, even to full screen with an animation, yuck. What do UX design rules say about such changes? :-) (But luckily most applications I want to zoom now support double clicking their title bar for that zoom, if "Double-click a window's title bar to minimize" is disabled.)
Sep
18
comment How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?
@user1096901, for example for browsers: any website that boldly use the full browser's width without being nicely responsive will yield loooong lines if zooming a window takes the full screen width. And sites that actually limit the content to some fixed width regardless of the window's width (just like this very website does) will just result in wasting a lot of screen estate (with grey sidebars on this very site). Same for Finder, Pages, ...: I often want a big screen to show multiple windows or applications. (As for inconsistent: very much agreed, but I feel it was much better years ago.)
Sep
10
comment Can I simply manually delete individual Time Machine backups from the Finder or command line?
"whatever way you choose" does not seem to be true: when not using tmutil then deleting nested directories might affect OTHER backups, due to how hard links work. See How can I delete Time Machine files using the commandline on Super User.
Sep
10
comment Can I simply manually delete individual Time Machine backups from the Finder or command line?
Be careful using bypass to do this, it will also affect OTHER backups; see How can I delete Time Machine files using the commandline on Super User.
Aug
24
comment Does Time Machine take 2 backups or 1 (on 2 external drives)?
@alan, I know this is a late response, but leaving all your backup disks connected at all times is not to good in case of fire, or in case of some virus/malware that wipes or encrypts all attached volumes.
Apr
28
comment Why is Time Machine over-stating the amount of data that needs to be backed up?
@IanC. a bit late, but today I realized I might be wrong... Seeing the size of my Downloads folder, I doubt that it's (always) showing the folder size in the amount of data it's going to back up. Downloading another small file does NOT make Time Machine claim it needs to back up the full size of that Downloads folder. (And yes, that folder is on my backups.)
Apr
28
revised Why is Time Machine over-stating the amount of data that needs to be backed up?
Note on small files in the Downloads folder.
Nov
29
comment How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?
I'm sure I would not have found this setting without your help. And indeed this perfectly restores the pre-Yosemite behavior. (So: for sane applications not boldly maximizing both height and width, but zooming to the best fit. Like for Chrome, often: maximum height and some optimal width that does not use my full screen). Nice find. Annoying full screen be gone! :-)
Nov
29
comment How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?
Nice find indeed, but sadly "Full Screen" maximizes the window like Microsoft Windows would: using almost all screen estate, not using an optimized width and height. (It's indeed what the question asker wanted, and still better than OS X full screen. But I don't want my browsers to use the full screen width; I like the Option-click behavior of the zoom-icon much better, which makes sane applications choose a width that is optimal for its current content. But @k0pernikus is right: the split and snap features are nice.)
Nov
29
comment Make the green full screen window icon on Yosemite maximize windows
Please define "soon", @hamstergene ;-) (I still hate this change...)
Nov
29
comment Make the green full screen window icon on Yosemite maximize windows
But, @Mike, this was the pre-Yosemite behavior, right?
Nov
29
revised How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?
Option, not Alt, on a Mac when using OS X
Nov
29
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Nov
29
comment How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?
As an aside: if it's exactly works like Windows maximize then that is not the previous behaviour. (I don't want to use my full screen width for, say, a browser window, but I do want to grow the window to its optimal size, which often just uses the full height and some optimal width.)
Oct
20
comment Make the green full screen window icon on Yosemite maximize windows
@Jonathan, I was wrong; it's not related to the proxy icon. It simply doesn't work in many applications, like Chrome, Firefox, Spotify, TextWrangler, ...
Oct
20
comment Make the green full screen window icon on Yosemite maximize windows
This is not true for all applications. Like it does not work in Chrome, Firefox and TextWrangler.
Oct
19
comment Make the green full screen window icon on Yosemite maximize windows
@Jonathan, true for windows that have a proxy icon, but not for, for example, Chrome.
Aug
15
comment How do I get F11 and F12 to behave like normal function keys?
In OS X 10.9 Mavericks (and possibly earlier too), the same setting can also be changed from Keyboard, Shortcuts, in the Mission Control section there.
Jul
28
comment Find and Change system shortcut
Doesn't editing .nib files break the digital signature, and hence might break software updates?
Jul
20
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