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This command, then, makes the entire iMovie window snap to its preferred size, big- ger or smaller than you've got it now, so that the Monitor window itself is 640 x 480 pixels, which is the "full DV" proportions referred to by the menu command. On a big screen, this usually means that the iMovie window gets much smaller than you'd like it; now you don't have nearly as much timeline to work with. But at least you're now seeing the video at its optimal size. Figure A-4: You can resize iMov- ie's window, sure--but because the Monitor window always oc- cupies a fxed portion of the greater iMovie window, changing the window's size winds up shrinking or enlarging the original DV picture. Want proof? Option- drag the lower-right corner to reveal the Monitor's current dimensions. If it ain't 640 x 480, it's not life size. Window Menu This command is dimmed if your monitor's resolution is set to 1024 x 768 pixels (the standard size for iBooks, among others)--iMovie needs a bigger playground for this particular feature--or if the window is already exactly the right size. Tip: If you press the Option (Alt) key as you drag to resize your iMovie HD window from the bottom right corner fo the window, your Monitor goes black and reveals its current size, in pixels (see Figure A-4). That can be a handy reality check if your playback isn't looking as good as it could be. Help Menu iMovie doesn't come with a manual--if it did, you wouldn't need this book. Instead, you're expected to learn its functions from the online help. appendixa:imoviehd,menubymenu 471