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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
suggested approved edit on How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?
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
awarded  Excavator
Jul
20
revised Mail.app extension to avoid sending email from the wrong account?
Added screen captue; reworded and linked reference to other answer to make it less cryptic
Jul
20
suggested approved edit on Mail.app extension to avoid sending email from the wrong account?
Jan
2
comment Is there a shortcut which invokes the “Login Window…” fast user switching command?
See Fast User Switching/Apple Menu? on Super User.
Oct
30
comment Mail.app stopped working after upgrade to OS X Mavericks
Are you using 2 Step Authentication in Gmail? Then what if you generate a new application specific password and use that for the Gmail SMTP server?
Mar
14
comment Time Machine drive encryption going for 22 hours. Is it stalled?
Being used to the above, I was quite surprised that erasing a disk and enabling encryption in Disk Utility, and then copying lots of data to that empty disk, shows "Complete" right after the copying is done. But erasing/encrypting a disk and then use that for Time Machine indeed needs a looooong encryption process after the first backup is complete. (So, both start with an erased and encrypted disk. Actually: I'm more surprised that Time Machine uses a post-encryption step if the disk was already marked encrypted when erasing it.)
Mar
14
comment How to view progress when encrypting a disk?
Would you know if it's expected that erasing a disk (formatting) with enabling encryption, and then copying 50GB of files to that shows the "Complete" state immediately when copying is done? But when doing the same for Time Machine (first erasing and enabling encryption), TM goes into (another?) long lasting encryption process when the first backup is complete? Both start with an empty, encrypted disk...
Jan
27
awarded  Informed