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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How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?

There is a question that deals with the different behaviour of the fullscreen button in the window bar. There, it is shown that by doing: ⌥ + ⇧ + Click on green or outer right icon (plus icon) I can ...
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How to swtich Preview's full screen default setting from “two-pages” to “continuous scroll”?

Whenever I open a pdf, Preview.app opens it in "continuous scroll" mode. However, when going into fullscreen mode, it switches to "two-pages" when, really, I want it to use whatever view mode I had ...
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TotalTerminal doesn't work with full-screen apps

TotalTerminal (former Visor) is an awesome plugin for Terminal that turns it into a Quake-style console that slides down on a key combination. This is tremendously useful for development because I ...
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Safari won't enter fullscreen

I'm currently running Safari 5.1.4 on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3, and after bringing it out of the fullscreen mode, I quit safari using Command+Q. When I restarted my Mac, for some reason, Safari won't ...
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Using Mission Control to switch between Safari and a full-screen Keynote presentation

I'm on a MacBook Pro running Lion. During a Keynote presentation that's running in full screen, I'd like to be able to switch to a different desktop with the four-finger-swipe gesture to demonstrate a ...
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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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Why does Chrome starts fullscreen?

With Mac OS Mavericks and Chrome 35 : everytime I start my computer, the first time I launch Chrome, it starts in fullscreen mode. If I exit fullscreen, quit Chrome and then restart it, it's normal. ...
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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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How to Auto-Hide the Address Bar in Google Chrome?

How can I hide the address bar in google chrome? I found this article but I am unable to find a solutions for Mac OS. Ideally I would like all tool bars to disappear similar to how they do in ...
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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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Horizontal line appears in fullscreen mode

I have an issue when entering fullscreen mode in any application on my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.7.3, a white horizontal line ALWAYS appears at the top of the screen (as shown in the picture). What is ...
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OSX Yosemite full screen menu bar

Is there a way to always keep the menu bar visible in full screen mode? When developing I like having certain applications take up the full screen but I find the delay in bringing down the menu bar ...
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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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OS X 10.9 Fullscreen on second display doesn't stretch to full screen, but only part of it

I'm on OS X 10.9 and with this OS upgrade, the ability to run fullscreen apps on a second display while working on another was implemented. What I want: Play YouTube and other online sources ...
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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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Embedded vimeo videos can't be run in fullscreen mode in Firefox

Once when I opened a Vimeo video in a fullscreen mode, I was prompted whether I want to allow Vimeo to use fullscreen mode. I checked "do not ask again" and clicked "No" by accident. It was embedded ...
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When in Fullscreen OSX Yosemite won't show the dock if “auto-hide-dock” is enabled.

While my dock "auto-hide" is enabled when, in full-screen app, if I put the pointer to the very bottom, the dock won't show up. Unless, and this might be a bug, I move my mouse horizontally and it ...
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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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Mavericks: Preview pane spontaneously reappears when switching spaces

Sometime my preview pane spontaneously reappears whenever I switch to another (non full-screen) Space, e.g., with CTRL + → . This behavior continues even after I close the preview pane. ...
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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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Fullscreen apps stealing the window/focus on startup

I like to use the fullscreen mode for as many apps as possible (Mountain Lion). When I start my apps, they usually go into fullscreen mode but then grab the focus. I'd like to be able to essentially ...
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Full screen YouTube still shows Dock and Menu Bar

Whenever I bring a video to fullscreen on YouTube (on Chrome or Safari), the video will go to fullscreen but the dock and menu bar remain visible, covering the top and bottom parts of the video. They ...
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Gap at the bottom of maximized windows

How can i get rid of the gap at the bottom of the screen when i maximized a window? The gap is almost imperceptible but at the bottom of a maximized window a few pixel are not filled, there one can ...
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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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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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Is there a way to make the menubar show at all times in fullscreen windows?

I'm new to mac and I really like the way you can assign a window to be it's own desktop via fullscreening. However, I have an issue with the default way the menubar works in fullscreen. I often move ...
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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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Can I hide the toolbar in Safari while in Full Screen mode?

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 ...
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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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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" ...
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Yosemite - How to see browser tabs and menus

In Chrome or Firefox using Mac Yosemite is there any way to see all the tabs and the browser menu while in full screen?
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Fit-screen dosn't fill all the screen

I'm new Mac user, on Yosemite. Some apps, like Chrome Sublime Text, when I double click on the title bar doesn't fit my screen, check the image Also for some others apps, Like Xcode or Safari it ...
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Yosemite Mac Mail viewer window vanishes if I exit full screen view? [closed]

Why on the Yosemite Mac Mail does the viewer window vanish if I exit full screen view?
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Yosemite repeatedly tells me to open system preferences to give control to RightZoom but it is checked in system preferences. Whats the matter?

Whenever I reboot Yosemite (MacBook Pro Early 2011 model), it keeps giving me a bunch of these messages. I have included an image of the , but then when it opens up System Preferences, RightZoom is ...
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How to configure where Lion fullscreen apps open

I recently noticed that when I fullscreen an app, it opens as a new space all the way to the right, after all my desktops. I don't think this is how it worked before -- I seem to recall that it used ...
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iTerm2/Terminal full screen

Why is it not possible to have iTerm2 or Terminal app take up the full available space on the screen. Let me show an example: It's hard to see but if you look on the right and bottom edge, there is ...
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How to remove Preview.app on-screen navigation toolbar?

When I open a picture in fullscreen, it has an overlay like this: Is there a way to permanently disable it?
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Make the green full screen window icon on Yosemite maximize windows

On Mac OS X Yosemite the green icon in every window: is by default used to make the application full screen. How do I make it work the same way as in previous versions of Mac OS X, i.e. to ...
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Cmd-` with full-screen windows on one monitor

Cmd-` switches between windows of the active app, but it doesn't work if the windows are full-screen. According to this question, this was enabled in Yosemite if the windows are on separate monitors. ...
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Fullscreen Flash video only shows 1/4 of video

When I maximize some Flash (version 15.0.0.xxx) videos to fullscreen, only the top left quarter of the screen is showing video, the rest is completely black. I've tried this on OSX 10.9 and 10.10, ...
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How to open new Safari window on primary display

I am using a monitor as my second display for my MacBook Air. I have Netflix fullscreen on my second display. Whenever I want a Safari window on my primary display, I have to go to the second display, ...