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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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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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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Switch between full-screen windows of the same application in Lion

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Lion for navigating through my open full screen Xcode projects? ⌘~ is not working.
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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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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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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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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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How to move to another full screen window of the same app

I have two Safari windows, I put both of them into full screen. When I switch to another app (let's say Finder) by cmd-tab, then the next time I switch back to Safari by cmd-tab, I will be in the last ...
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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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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 ...