I wonder if it's possible to open a program in Lion fullscreen mode via the Terminal. I want to write a short script which starts a bunch of programs in fullscreen mode, so that I only have to click once to start my working environment.
Here it is:
Here it is in a clearer form (but you can't run it this way):
And this is it as formatted AppleScript:
It works by first opening a Safari window if one is not currently open. Then it simulates the Control ⌃-Command ⌘-F keystroke which tells the Safari window to become full screen.
If you want to make the window the max-size it can be without becoming full screen (i.e. taking up all the space below the menu bar at the top):
Which would become this in Terminal:
For Chrome, do this:
So it would be this in Terminal:
Hope this helps!
you can use browse to open arbitrary apps in full-screen mode.. It installs six convenience commands, four of which open the most common browsers in full-screen:
Launch Chrome Canary in Presentation Mode:
Launch Chrome in Presentation Mode:
Launch Firefox in full-screen Mode:
Launch Safari in full-screen Mode:
To launch anything in full-screen, run the command
Should an app have an additional full-screen mode shortcutted by CMD+Shift+f (as Chrome does), use:
Tip. If an app is slow to load, give it chance to load fully by inserting a pause before running the keyboard shortcut:
Here's instructions for Google Chrome. (This will open an Incognito window to full-screen.)
Now, every time you launch Google Chrome it will launch full screen in Incognito mode. I use Incognito mode, but if you don't want that, just delete the
This won't work with applications that don't use native full screen windows, but should work with some that don't use the standard shortcut for entering full screen. A few applications have different process names and application names.