This is often a frustrating experience to many new osx users, especially those who have used windows for many years. Often times I am ok with what the green zoom button does, coz it actually does make the current window bigger but just not maximized… Like most people, I settled with moving the window to the top left corner, then dragging the bottom right corner…
Today, while trying to look at a map in preview, for some reasons I just thought that there got to be something that can maximize an osx window right. There got to be! How many years has Apple been in business! There got to be!
After some googling, I found this tool called Right Zoom. It just does the maximizing correctly! It simply fills up the screen with the click of the green button.
In addition, if you like shortcuts, you can set one up as well. The default is Cmd+Opt+E. Good enough. I’m pleased.
Though to make this program run every time, you will need to add this to your “Login Items”. I am pretty sure you know how to do it.
This is a very under-publicized application, and it should deserve more public attention.
Check out the tutorial to this tool at http://www.switchingtomac.com/tutorials/make-the-os-x-maximize-button-work-like-windows/