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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Can you make the menu bar never show while in full screen already?

4 years ago, I asked if it is possible to stop the menu bar from showing while in full screen. The issue is that, on tabbed applications, whenever I try to click a tab, the menu bar appears above it ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to jump directly to a particular full screen app in Lion?

When you full screen an application in Lion, it "flies out" of the desktop space it started in, and winds up at the end of the spaces list (assuming you have turned off auto-arranging). As a result ...
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How to jump between Spaces on OS X when some are Fullscreen?

How to jump between Spaces on OS X using some key + number? I know I can jump between Desktops (not including fullscreen apps) using Ctrl ⌃ [num] . I know I can jump between Spaces using Ctrl ⌃ ...
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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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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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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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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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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 video,...
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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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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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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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Witch and Youtube Fullscreen Windows

I just installed Witch for one reason only which is that if I make a youtube video fullscreen in Chrome then ⌘tab to another app, when I ⌘tab again to get back to the youtube video OSX instead just ...
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Can I keep the Screen Sharing app from showing the menu bar?

I need to use Mac OS X's screen sharing app a lot to access a remote system (also using Mac OS X). I'm new to Macs and I keep having the following problem: If I leave my mouse cursor within roughly a ...
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How to switch 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 it,...
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Is there a way to resize Safari windows while in full screen mode on Safari 6 or higher?

When full screen mode was first introduced the window in Safari was resizable but it seems that it has been disabled or at least disabled by default. Is there a way to bring back this functionality? ...
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Full screen always enabled when opening app in OS X

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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Disable Click to Exit Full Screen in Safari

I'm quite a new mac user and there is one thing that really bugs me with using Safari which watching videos in full screen mode. It does not happen in Chrome though. I normally watch video tutorials ...
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Disable Escape key in Safari for getting out of full screen mode

I use Safari in Full Screen mode on OS X Mavericks all the time. I also use the escape key in web pages fairly frequently for various things (depends on the webpage). One unfortunate side effect of ...
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El Capitan animation direction in Spaces

El Capitan allows switching workspaces in Mission Control view (which shows an overview of all windows) by using 4-finger swipe left/right gesture. However, when invoking Mission control from ...
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Can the Show/Hide timing of the menu bar be adjusted?

When using a browser with multiple opened tabs in full screen mode, the menu bar is constantly blocking my access to the tabs, because my gesture to the tabs area bounces off the top of the screen ...
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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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Turn off full screen default in OSX 10.10 or 10.11

Ive recently updated from 10.9 to 10.10 i like most things in 10.10, but really dislike the way it defaults to full screen mode. I know you can get around this with by holding alt when clicking the ...
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Switch between instances of apps in full screen?

I can use command tab to switch between apps, and command tilde to switch between windows of the same app (for example, a regular window and an incognito window of Chrome). However, when I full ...
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True fullscreen browser display

I confess I'm not a regular Mac user so apologies in advance if this is a stupid question. I'm building a web page to be displayed (offline) as a projection on a wall. On the Windows PC, running ...
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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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prevent preview.app from automatically starting slideshow when switching to fullscreen view

I read a lot of PDF files in preview. Whenever I open a file, switch to fullscreen to have a view in which I can focus on reading the PDF without being distracted, after 5 seconds, preview.app goes to ...
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Disable Esc shortcut to quit Fullscreen

Some apps (Safari, iTunes...) quits fullscreen mode on Esc keyboard shortcut. Is there a way to disable it? It interferes e. g. with web apps control resulting in unintentional quitting fullscreen ...
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Run Google Chrome in full screen with dev console across dual-monitors

Is there a way in Mac OS X 10.8.3 to open Google Chrome in full screen mode with dual monitors so that the Dev console appears on a second monitor? This would seem to be the obvious and intuitive way ...
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YouTube activates fullscreen, does OS X fullscreen animation [closed]

A few months ago, when I would fullscreen YouTube, it would be instant. Now I get the super long fullscreen animation and it sends my full-screened YouTube video into another Desktop/Space. How can I ...
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Make the Menu Bar never show while in Full Screen

Pretty much every application I use in fullscreen, including Firefox, MacVim and the Terminal, has tabs on the top of the screen. The problem is, when I move my mouse to reach the tabs I acidentally ...
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How do you EXIT full screen mode in Yosemite?

OMG, I just discovered the new green button behavior in Yosemite that causes the window to go to full screen instead of maximizing it. That's fine, and I can live with option+click to get the old ...
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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 do I switch between desktops and full screen apps when accessing a remote machine via Screen Sharing?

When I'm accessing a remote machine with multiple desktops or full screen applications running, via OS X Lion's built-in screen sharing, how do I change desktops/full screen apps on the remote machine?...
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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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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 mouse....
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can the iPad Mail app show the message list full screen?

I just got an iPad (not an iPad 2) and I would like to see the list of messages in the Mail app full screen and not just in the side bar, like they are now. Is this possible?
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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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Launch apps full screen

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 ...
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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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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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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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How can I show the desktop from full screen apps?

Is there a way to show the desktop from full screen apps? I'm used to do it with F11 but it doesn't work if you are running full screen apps. The same is true for hot corners. I need this ...
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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 ...