GreenOrbmax
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Tame Mac OS X's green Zoom button.   Free
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GreenOrbmax provides a quick and easy solution for a common woe in Mac OS X - the green 'zoom' button's inconsistent behavior. It enables you to make the green button maximize to full screen when you click the green round button. The program is a lightweight application and runs without a graphical interface.
What's New
Version 2.0.1:
  • Minor Bugfixes
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Neploleppard commented on 25 Aug 2011
Not necessary. Windows open to the size they are supposed to be according to content. So if there is too much in the window for one screen it will already open to full size.

More importantly, however... this app doesn't work in Lion on my MacBook Pro.
[Version 2.0]

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Carsten Mielke (developer) replied on 25 Aug 2011
"According to content" results in inconsistent behavior, and more important: i expect the maximize behavior.
It works for me on my MacBook Pro with Lion.
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Danshock commented on 18 Aug 2011
The OS is gradually adding actual full-screen mode, rather than "not quite full screen, but big" - which is what this does.

The green button used to work consistently in Mac OS (classic) - it was the "make the window just big enough for everything to fit" button. Sadly, that feature is even MORE useful now that people have huge screens. If the content only uses 600x800 pixels, and you have a 24 inch screen, why make the window use almost the whole screen? Looks bizarre.

I agree with another commenter here - "Why?"
But, I the answer is that there are people coming from Windows who are used to full-screen-mode, and this will help them get close to that for apps that don't use Lion's new true full screen mode.

So, good luck!
[Version 1.0]


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G.larsson commented on 14 Aug 2011
Why?
[Version 1.0]


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carmie rated on 24 Aug 2011

[Version 2.0]



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carmie rated on 15 Aug 2011

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:6,692
Version Downloads:6,275
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:29 Aug 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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GreenOrbmax provides a quick and easy solution for a common woe in Mac OS X - the green 'zoom' button's inconsistent behavior. It enables you to make the green button maximize to full screen when you click the green round button. The program is a lightweight application and runs without a graphical interface.


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