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When in non-full-screen mode, Safari lets me use the +| shortcut or View > Hide Toolbar to hide the URL and search bar, etc. However, when I'm in Full Screen mode, this option is greyed out. Is there any way I can hide it without exiting Full Screen?

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Enter full screen mode, right-click anywhere around the address bar then click "Hide Toolbar" in the menu that appears.

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Although next time you enter full screen mode the toolbar comes back.

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Be careful, because once you do this, the only way to get the bar back is to exit and then enter full screen mode again. – Sam Apr 19 '12 at 22:24
no, you can click view/customize toolbar... to restore it – dmitry Apr 8 '13 at 11:06
This doesn't seem to work in Mavericks. – Brigham Dec 16 '13 at 20:37
Checkout my solution below. It'll work with Mavericks. – rgtk Feb 2 '14 at 2:02

Open console (⌥⌘C or Develop > Show Error Console), paste this code:

(function() {
  var el = document.createElement('div'),
      docEl = document.documentElement;

  el.innerText = 'Go to fullscreen view';
  el.setAttribute('style', 'position: fixed; top: 10%; left: 10%; padding: 30%; background: #000; color: #fff; opacity: .7; cursor: pointer;')

  el.onclick = function() {
    if (docEl.requestFullscreen) {
    } else if (docEl.mozRequestFullScreen) {
    } else if (docEl.webkitRequestFullscreen) {

and click the black box.

You need to activate Developer-Tools for this solution. To enable Developer-Tools, go to Advanced, click "Show Develop menu in menu bar" at the bottom of the window.

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i wonder if this could be made into a bookmarklet – John Bachir Aug 19 '14 at 7:56
javascript:document.documentElement.webkitRequestFullScreen() – ralfix Jul 20 at 9:36
@ralfix, your solution won't work since Webkit-based browser require function like this triggered by user action (via click event for example). – rgtk Jul 20 at 10:11
@rgtos: It actually works fine for me, using Safari 8.0.8. – ralfix Aug 17 at 20:43

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