Is anyone aware of a trick to move min, max buttons in Google Chrome tab bar, when maximized? If not, there's a blank row to hold those buttons, which is a waste of room...BTW this will push down/up the webpage each time the mouse enters the menu area...

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Here's a better description of the issue

Web pages pushed down in OS X full screen mode

In the full-screen mode in OS X, if you move your cursor to the top of tab switcher, the mac menu appears and chrome's toolbar and web page content displayed is pushed down.

The expected behavior is that the toolbar overlays the web page, the page itself does not move (like in Safari). This actually worked in older Chrome versions.

If you graze the menu bar (top of screen), it is jarring how it pushes the content down instead of just doing an overlay.

Who knows if is there a workaround?

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In short, no.

The min/max buttons belong to the window itself, the rest is the window content.

  • Hello, maybe there's a workaround? See my edits. BTW other apps (Safari manage this in a much better way)
    – Riccardo
    Dec 3, 2021 at 17:32
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    Riccardo, RE: "Hello, maybe there's a workaround? " -- No and the issue is Google Chrome is not conforming to the current standards set by Apple and you should address this issue with the developer of Google Chrome. Dec 3, 2021 at 17:46
  • Actually, now I've got home & looked at this on a computer rather than my phone - mine doesn't do that. The traffic lights sit to the left of the tab bar, not separately. See i.stack.imgur.com/RugWN.png
    – Tetsujin
    Dec 3, 2021 at 18:06
  • On mine, the traffic light sit to the left of the tab bar only when the window is not in full screen
    – Riccardo
    Dec 3, 2021 at 22:13

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