11/6/14
3:00 am

Maximize Window in Yosemite

In OS X Yosemite, the green button at the top left now takes an app full-screen. In Mavericks and before, it would perform a “maximize” function where it enlarged the window to fill more of the screen depending on the content of the window. You can still do that in Yosemite. Just double-click on an empty portion of the title bar . Double-click again to revert to the previous window dimensions.

Comments: 2 Responses to “Maximize Window in Yosemite”

    David Galvin
    11/6/14 @ 8:35 am

    This only works for apps designed for full screen. For example, MS Office 2011 apps do not go full screen when the green button is pressed.

    Jan Bakmann
    11/6/14 @ 2:18 pm

    Gary
    Try to Shift + double-click on an empty portion of the title bar. This will slowly minimize the window to the Dock.

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