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Default mac toolbar hiding window prompts - 06-16-2009, 09:09 PM

There are some windows that the mac toolbar (safari, trashcan, etc) sits over the prompts and make it impossible to see and hit the prompts for those windows. How do people handle this?

Can you resize these windows (I had no luck with that for some of those windows) or send the toolbar away (no luck with that either). Is it possible to send the toolbar away -- at least for a period and how do you do that? Or is there a better way to handle this situation.

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Default 06-16-2009, 09:29 PM

I have the dock set to autohide. You can adjust the size of it as well as autohide in the system prefs..

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Default 06-16-2009, 09:40 PM

I have it set to auto hide which helped a lot. When I made the shift to widescreen monitors I trained my self to have the taskbar/dock on the left side of the screen instead of the bottom. I've found that the taskbar/dock autohide on the left side of the screen is perfect for freeing up precious veritcal space on my mini.
To change Dock settings - find the little row of dotted lines in the dock - if it is on the bottom it should be toward the right side of the screen in between the last few icons on on the dock. You can drag that to adjust the size - and right click to get to Prefs. In Prefs you can adjust some animations and where it appears.
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Default 06-16-2009, 10:19 PM

Yes, take advantage of the widescreen space. Vertical space is too valuable to dedicate to the Dock. I make it small, use magnification and place it on the left side.

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Default 06-17-2009, 07:54 AM

there is a way to mess with the plist files for applications to make the toolbar autohide (i'm talking about the toolbar at the top, not the dock, which has an easy way to autohide), but you can use this instead:

PresentYourApps: Eternal Storms Software - PresentYourApps.

here's an old post with more stuff:

To further free up space, click on the minus-looking button at the top-right corner of some/most applications (e.g., see Finder).

Hope this helps some.


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Default 06-17-2009, 01:11 PM

I put the dock on the left side also. Its a big help!!


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