In older versions of Mac OS X, clicking the green button in a window title bar cause the window to grow in size, usually to grow to the full height and/or width of the screen.
In later versions, the behavior changed. Now clicking the green button causes the window to enter full-screen mode with both the menu bar and Dock hidden. Holding down the Option key while clicking the green button provides the grow-window behavior while changing the icon displayed when hovering.
I would like to revert to the old behavior where clicking the green button grows the window without going into full-screen mode.
Is there a way to permanently modify the behaviour of the green window button in OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)? Or more recent versions?
Perhaps some preference setting written with at command-line tool in Terminal.app?
Might be nice to reverse the behaviors, if possible:
- Click to grow window
- Option+click to enter full-screen mode.
The following approaches are not suitable solutions:
- Any app that provides a hotkey or drag options
- Double-click the title bar