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full screen without full-screen-mode

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:23 pm
by M_N
I like scrivener's full screen mode. Sometimes, however, this combination is more convenient:

- Isolator as a black backdrop (unlike the backdrop app, it did not crash so far)

- if you still hate the menu bar try MenuShade to shade out the menu bar

- checking "Hide Others" (command-alt-h)

Now you have the standard window where you can see and expand your documents.
Enjoy (thanks to !

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:00 pm
by Inkling
Don't forget Spirited Away which automatically hides background applications after a time period you specify. I use it with MenuShade to keep my desktop nice and tidy.

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:30 pm
by accentedeuropean
I recently discovered PresentYourApps, which removes your menubar + dock for selected applications.

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:12 am
by em
I like MegaZoomer which takes any window/folder and makes it full screen with just command + enter.

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:58 am
by antony
MegaZoomer is great, but you don't need it for Scrivener - just hit Cmd-Ctrl-= (that's the Command, Control and equals keys simultaneously) to zoom the window to fit your screen, regardless of whether it needs to be made smaller or larger.

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:18 pm
by em
I didn't know about that shortcut but Megazoomer doesn't just embiggen the window it hides the dock and menubar too.

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:21 pm
by antony
True, but I always have my dock set to autohide, and I don't mind having the menubar visible :)

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:17 am
by lvittes1
I use another option to keep my working surface (i.e., not the desktop, which I never have used for anything) clean:

Using DragThing--as indispensable as Scrivener!--tick off 'Hide other applications when switching' in the General Preferences tab. As this can be easily toggled with a customizable hotkey combination, you can have the best of all worlds. I use Screenshot Helper to hide the desktop.

\Of course, using DragThing in this way does rule out floating windows, etc., but it is seamless otherwise.