Full-screen mode is a feature by which supported apps can present a window that takes up the whole screen, with no Dock or Menu Bar visible.

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Prevent Safari from exiting fullscreen?

I'm using a Mac mini for a dashboard display, but nearly every day Safari exits fullscreen mode (Well, it it visually appears to do so). To bring it back into fullscreen I just need to move the ...
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Unable to tab a fullscreen app

I noticed that while most fullscreen apps is "nice" in the sense that you can freely switch between screens using Ctrl + Left Arrow / Right Arrow or using finger gestures, a selected few seemed to be ...
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Swipe between apps but continue to see the menu bar

What I really like about my Magic Mouse is that I can swipe between apps using two finger swipes. But it only works for apps that are in full screen. That is okay, but I miss the menu bar when those ...
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Youtube wont fullscreen properly with Safari 9

After one of the latest Safari update (9.0.1 I believe) I can't use fullscreen option on Youtube properly. When I open youtube page and press F the player goes fullscreen, but the video area itself ...
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How to force one app to stay on the last screen?

I'm always using full screen apps, and I like to have the terminal app "sticky" as a last application on the carousel. Whenever a new app is opened in fullscreen, it take this last place and I have to ...
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Disable full screen system wide on OS X 10.9.5

I am using Mac OS X 10.9.5. Having Full Screen at the right end of the each window. How can i disable it? I have tried th below workarounds to fix this but nothing worked out. I listed one of the ...
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How to open applications in fullscreen via Terminal

I just created a script to open my most-used apps, but I have two questions about it. The code of the script is the following: #!/bin/bash echo "Hi $(whoami)" echo "Openning your default apps..." ...
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Full screen problem

Whenever I use a full screen app, it first blacks out my other monitors and then whenever I click on another monitor it closes the full screen app and goes to windowed mode. I would like it to just ...
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How to set a wallpaper for apps in full screen (in Yosemite and higher)

Some apps, like Terminal and Textmate, offer transparent windows. With a good wallpaper, this can look really great. But apps in full screen mode have a black background, not your wallpaper. Is ...
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Command line to disable full screen behaviour of green button in windows bar

Is there a command line to revert the behaviour of green button in 10.10 and later? I don't like the full screen approach and I prefer a maximize behaviour. I don't want to use an external tool like ...
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Exit full screen for both windows upon leaving split view

In split view, when I exit full screen with one window (by clicking on the top left green button), the other windows remains in full screen and is hidden. What is the way to exit full screen for both ...
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Float application over full screen?

I want to view Xcode (can go fullscreen) and the iOS simulator (can't go fullscreen) on one screen. I want Xcode to be fullscreen and the Simulator next to it. Is there a way to either: Float the ...
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How to enable horizontal split in full screen mode in El Capitan

I use my external display in tower mode. I've been using third party software ( like Moom ) to split my screen horizontally when needed. Now that El Capitan supports split screen in full screen mode, ...
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Dragging away a fullscreen window on Mac

I have recently switched to Mac after using Linux Mint and still getting used to its UX paradigms. Is it possible to: Go on full screen with a window by clicking on the blue dot. Then drag the ...
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Is there any way to adjust the automatic appearance of the menu in a full screen application on Mac 10.10.4

I'd like to adjust the automatic appearance of the menu bar on my MacOS 10.10.4 so that it doesn't repeatedly show itself when it isn't wanted and I'm just aiming for an in application tab and ...
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MPlayerX on OS X suddenly doesn't interpolate video anymore? (fullscreen = ugly pixelated output)

I always favor MPlayerX as my video player, it works perfectly. However since a few days, when playing fullscreen, it seems to no longer interpolate the video content, resulting in a 'pixelated' ...
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Firefox full screen doesn't hide toolbars

(Firefox 40.0.3 on Lion) If I go into full screen mode, all of the following remain visible, and I, rightly or wrongly, assumed they should become hidden: tab bar bookmarks bar address bar ... at ...
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Can't bring up the menu bar while in full screen mode in El Capitan

In Yosemite I could move the mouse to the top of the screen and the menu bar would show but under El Capitan it remains hidden. Is this a bug or is there a new way to display the menu bar while in ...
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How to enable / troubleshoot split view?

I have just installed El Capitan on my MacBook Pro 13 mid 2012 I can't get split view to work either via the mission control method or the green button one. Does anybody know this is supposed to ...
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Switching between Chrome Developer Tools and main window full screen

I'm running OS X 10.5.5 Yosemite. What's the shortcut to switch between Chrome Developer Tools (Cmd + Alt + J) and the main Chrome browser window, when both are full screen? Cmd + ` doesn't work. ...
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Full Screen video playback at quarter size with player in the bottom right coner is it possible?

I have a big screen tv sitting on my desk in my room with I normally view from across the room. However when I sit at my desk I am much to close to watch full screen video. Right now I use VLC (on my ...
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Force Mac window to become full-screen [duplicate]

I am wondering how to make a window that can’t usually be opened in full-screen (i.e. TextEdit or Dictionary) able to be opened in full-screen by using the full-screen button. Is this possible?
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Jumping between full screens in Yosemite?

I like having many full screens open (in the same ‘space’), but it bothers me that I have to press CMD+right twice to get from 1 to 3; it should be possible to jump directly to 3 with a shortcut like ...
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Unable to adjust height of MoneyWell app after using full-screen mode

After I use full-screen mode, I cannot adjust the size of MoneyWell's window with AppleScript. It will change location, though. This is one of a few scripts I tried. Any suggestions? tell ...
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Property to force launching in full screen

Is there any property that forces an application to start in full screen if it supports it? I noticed in ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.mycompany.myapp.savedState/windows.plist there's a key ...
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How To Open Apps in Full Screen on Yosemite? [duplicate]

There used to be a way where if you opened an app in Full Screen and then quit, it would reopen in full screen. However in Yosemite, I don't know how to do this for full screen apps. Is there a way to ...
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Automatically hide notifications from Notification Center while in fullscreen

I usually enjoy the notification center and need persistent notifications to bother me so I actually get stuff done. However, I would like these notifications to be suppressed (not dismissed, but ...
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How to disable 'Exit Full Screen' with escape on Yosemite [duplicate]

If I press Escape by mistake while working, it exits full screen mode. I could use Ctrl+Cmd+F if I want to exit full screen mode. How can I prevent Escape key in full screen mode?
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Yosemite - Use fullscreen (as in proper fullscreen) for apps that don't support it

I am using Mac OSX Yosemite and I actually love the green button fullscreen mode, as in, the one you get when you press the green button with the double arrows. Although that may be because when I ...
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Full screen always enabled when opening app in OS X Yosemite

How can I set my Macbook Air to always open new apps in full screen mode? Some apps already do it (Mail for example), but others are always opening as a small window, especially Safari when I close ...
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Youtube full screen doesn't work properly on yosemite

Since my macbook is a 13" model, I like to use my entire screen when watching YouTube. But a problem has started. When my Firefox isn't in full screen, and I click the full screen button of my ...
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Run 'real VNC Viewer' in full screen mode

Full Screen Mode After updating to Yosemite you can now run applications in 'Full Screen Mode' (Application runs in full screen without the OS X toolbar at the top) if it's supported. Problem I am ...
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Make full screen app to launch on particular display

I don't know how it happened, but one of my full screen apps, when launched for the first time, opened on my secondary display. Now no matter what I try, the app always launches on this secondary ...
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iPad not showing all the image

I have 2 iPads - an iPad 3 and an iPad Air 2- am trying to watch soccer on a soccer app and on the iPad 3 the screen will not go to full screen, but only shows 3/4 of the image. The other iPad is ...
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Can't switch to full screen apps or evoke Mission Control after sleep

Occasionally when I am working and put my MacBook to sleep, when I wake it up again, I am unable to switch to apps that I have had open in full screen. Similarly, if I open an app after sleep, switch ...
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Full screen mode across multiple monitors on Yosemite

I have a mid 2014 15" MacBook Pro Retina connected to 3 1920x1080 monitors on thunderbolt+HMDI ports (NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB). The monitors are in portrait mode with total screen resolution of ...
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How to force the new 10.10.3 Photo app to open in full screen after restart?

Every time I start my new photo app, it NEVER starts in full-screen. Even if its was previously closed in full-screen!
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Hide Xcode's toolbar in fullscreen mode

How can I hide Xcode's toolbar in fullscreen mode (cmd + ctrl + f)? I tried to hide it and then go into fullscreen but it appeared immediately. Also I tried to hide it using right-click -> hide ...
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Setting up multiple displays on a MacBook Pro as a single “giga-monitor.”

I have 2 extra monitors on my MacBook Pro. They are positioned like this: I would like to use monitors 1 and 2 as a single giga-monitor. Ideally I would like that VMWare Fusion would recognize ...
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How to remove the Finder menu bar when in fullscreen?

Trying to use an application in fullscreen mode, but if I move the pointer just a little too far when trying to select things at the top of the display the menu bar drops down instead. Is there a way ...
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Is it more memory/processor-efficient to open many windows in one desktop, or to make all these windows fullscreen?

I have many, many windows that must be open all at once (VM, Email client, browser, IDE, source navigator, issue tracker, notebook, etc...), and have often bumped up against my MacBook's 16GB of RAM. ...
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How can I speed up the way OS X takes a window into full screen

I click the green circle at the top left of my screen so my window can go into full-screen mode. Then I have to wait while my Mac performs some unnecessary animation to show me that I'm going into ...
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iTerm FullScreen bug when switching desktops

When iTerm is fullscreen (on its own desktop), a new bug has started happening for me. If I swipe to another screen, say google chrome, and swipe back, it will be a fresh terminal. This has so far ...
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How to see notifications when running full screen?

I currently run XBMC/Kodi which runs in fullscreen so OS X notifications do not display on top. When the application is in windowed mode, notifications display as normal. I have looked through the ...
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How to make preview open in full screen always?

Double clicking a pdf document in finder (full screen), I would like preview to open in full screen mode. Is there a way to make this default behaviour rather than needing to click the full screen ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move fullscreen app to second display

Is there any way I can set up a keyboard shortcut to move full screen apps (i.e., desktops) between my main display and my external display in OS X 10.10? I know about tools like BetterSnapTool, but ...
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Why does Safari OS X no longer open full screen, and why won't the little green circle make my window full screen?

I have been watching Netflix on my computer and made the mistake of quickly cleaning my keyboard (pressing a bunch of random buttons) while a video was playing. Ever since, my full screen option won't ...
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Window bar not hiding while in full screen mode in Acrobat Pro

I'm preparing for a presentation. When I view the pdf in Acrobat Pro while in fullscreen the upper window bar won't hide like it used to. Any ideas how to fix this? Here is a screenshot attached. ...
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How to disable auto menu showing on fullscreen on Yosemite?

So when using full screen on any app is there a way to disable the top menu from auto showing when you hover over it? It's pretty annoying because when it pops open it shifts down the entire screen. ...
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When in Fullscreen OSX Yosemite won't hide the dock

I dont have "auto hide" enable for dock. but in all previous version dock will hide if I enter in full screen mode for vlc player or for chrome. Now its no longer the case. If I enbale "auto hide" ...