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I quite like using full-screen apps on OSX Mavericks (Safari, iTunes, Mail, etc). I'd like all apps that are capable of running full-screen to launch in full-screen mode automatically, instead of me having to press Ctrl-Cmd-F each time, is that possible?

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My apps always launch in full screen, if I hadn't closed all windows last time I quit them. –  duci9y Feb 16 '14 at 15:21
I'm not quite sure about it but I'd an old iMac which saw different OS X versions. When that iMac first met with full-screen apps, apps always started full-screen when closed like that and still does on Mavericks. But on my newer MacBook Air, which I acquired with Mountain Lion and then upgraded to Mavericks, it doesn't happen like that. Therefore, I happen to believe that it's an old preference on my iMac which can't be replicated on newer models. –  Can Sürmeli Feb 21 '14 at 13:05
This is a big problem. Many apps will re-open in full screen if quitted full screen. Safari does not. Chrome does not. There is a Chrome hack that does it, but I can't find any way to do it in Safari. Anyone got more info for this question? –  Joseph Dec 17 '14 at 21:39

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