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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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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How do I prevent applications from taking over my screen?

How can I prevent applications from being able to go fullscreen? Or, if this is not possible, how can I escape from fullscreen mode of a (possibly unresponsive) application, without quitting the ...
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Can I get Mavericks QuickLook to display Finder images scaled up to full screen like before?

In Lion if I used QuickLook to display an image, and then clicked the double arrows to make it full screen, it would scale the image to the size of my monitor (up too, not just down). Then when I used ...
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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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How do I make an app go full screen to the LEFT of my desktop?

I only have one desktop in spaces, and when I take an app full screen, it always goes to the right of my desktop... I know I can re-arrange by hand in mission control, but I'd like to be able to skip ...
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Grey bar appearing over full screen apps on external monitor

This happens in VLC, iTerm, Chrome, maybe others where a grey-ish bar appears where the menu bar would normally be and if I mouse over it the menu bar appears. In Chrome this sometimes appears when I ...
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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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Automatic Window Switcher

I'm looking for a Mac app that will accomplish the following: Switch between two full-screen mac apps - Tweetdeck and iCal, automatically on a timed interval. Back and forth without stopping. We ...
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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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How can I fix the Dual Monitor Fullscreen issue without updating to Maverick

Here's the problem: When one app (for instance YoutTube or a game) goes fullscreen on monitor A, monitor B slides right, into a new gray "desktop" (like the ones one can add in the top right corner ...
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Some applications have grey menu bar

When running (for example) a java application (Minecraft) in it's own space (in Mavericks) the menu bar disappears, but then a grey bar appears on top of the space. Is there anyway to fix this? It ...
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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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Making all application windows stay fullscreen on relaunch

I usually have 4+ fullscreen windows open whenever I use Xcode 4. When I quit Xcode, and reopen it, only one or two of the windows open as fullscreen, and the rest all open in a single desktop as ...
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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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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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iTunes visualiser always fullscreen

Since upgrading to Yosemite this morning, the iTunes visualiser runs in fullscreen and I can't get it back to windowed mode. The general iTunes Fullscreen shortcut has no effect, nor does the green ...
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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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Fullscreen app location in Mission Control

Is is possible to make the fullscreen applications be put right next to the desktop you are currently on, rather than to the right of all existing desktops in Mission Control?
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Force an App to Open Full Screen in a Specific Desktop Space

I'm running Mavericks OS X 10.9 As the title suggests I would like to force an app to open in full screen in a specific desktop space. I can get an app to always open full screen, then position the ...
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Missing fullscreen arrows in Mountain Lion

When I run iTap Mobile RDP on my Macbook Pro, I set the Windows resolution to "native", with "fullscreen" off. When I open a connection to Windows, the OS X window shows the usual "fullscreen" arrows ...
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Growl notifications in Fullscreen Apps

I've just re-installed Growl and noticed it's version 2.0 and for some reason cannot get growl notifications whilst in fullscreen applications like Chrome, Safari or iTunes. The notification is ...
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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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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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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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How to disable dock and menubar in fullscreen games with RTS style mouse scrolling?

When playing games that use the newish Mac OS X fullscreen mode (i.e. the icon in the upper right hand corner of the window with two little diagonal arrows), moving the mouse cursor to the top or ...
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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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How to get rid of full screen video translucency?

I recently noticed that whenever I watch a video in full screen on the Mac, the video has a certain level of translucency showing the contents of the window or the desktop behind it. This occurs with ...
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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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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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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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Play Safari web videos in full-screen on second monitor while using first monitor

I have two monitors and am using OS X Mavericks. In Safari when viewing a YouTube streaming video full screen on one monitor, if I use the other monitor it causes the YouTube video to switch from full ...
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Adjust delay for activating Full Screen Mode toolbar

Is it possible to change the delay on the full screen mode window toolbar in OS X Yosemite? I'm thinking of something like this, but for the toolbar defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay ...
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Cmd+` breaks with dual monitors and full screen mode

I want to run Chrome in full screen mode on both my monitors, using Cmd+` to alternate between windows. Cmd+` seems to work fine for alternating between windows when not in full screen mode, but it ...
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Getting notifications when in full-screen

Say I am running an application (e.g. Emacs) in full-screen. Sometimes I will receive a new email in Outlook or a message on HipChat and don't know it until I go back to see my dock or exit ...
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How to disable autohidden menu opening with full screen apps?

I'd like to disable the menu-bar when in a fullscreen app such as Firefox. It's getting in the way when I try to click on tabs with the mouse. How can I do this? Any reasonable alternative, such as ...
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Change Mac settings depending on situation

I use my mac as a lightweight laptop at college, but when I get home I plug it in to charge and plug in 2 external monitors and use it for more power use. Some things that really annoy me are ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is it possible to permanently disable firefox fullscreen feature?

My iMac is an old model, the first one to have a Core2Duo chip and it only gets to Snow Leopard. Since Firefox 32, it always (or most of the time) starts in fullscreen and it's really annoying. Is ...
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'Edited' Still hanging around when the window bar fades away

Any idea why? It's a little strange in iA Writer when its supposed to be UI-less but "Edited" is still there. This is what it looks like before it fades off This is what it looks like when it ...
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Disable iOS 8 Safari fullscreen on an iPad

I just upgraded my 4th gen iPad to iOS 8 only to discover that Safari has this annoying behavior whereby scrolling down hides the search bar, bookmarks, navigation buttons and tabs. This is highly ...
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Mac mini exits full-screen by itself

We're using a Mac Mini to drive a display on our wall, which displays real-time stats about our software. We have it hooked up using HDMI to an LG TV on the wall, which has an in-built timer to turn ...
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Prevent jump to first desktop on new window

I use apps in fullscreen mode and I usually have this dispositon: [Empty desktop] [Google Chrome fullscreen] [Text editor fullscreen] [Terminal fullscreen] But I'm trying to use Protractor and each ...
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In Full-screen prevent Dock to unhide when mouse hits bottom

(using Mavericks 10.9.2 (latest)) Using an application in Full-screen (eg VirtualBox), is there a way not to have the Dock show when the mouse hits the bottom of the screen? Tried defaults write ...
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Mouse pointer becoming visible in fullscreen applications

There are some fullscreen applications which hide the default mouse pointer, such as movie players (MPlayerX, VLC), screen sharing client, some games, etc. On my computer in many of these ...
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Full screen mode for non-Cocoa applications?

Is there any way to hack a full screen mode in non-Cocoa applications? For instance, Wineskin or ported applications that run in X11 will probably never get support to run in its own space.