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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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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Is there a way to run one application in Full Screen mode on one display and still be able to view and access applications on a second display?

When I make an app go full screen on my primary display - a 24" Apple Display - everything previously visible and accessible on my second display - my MacBook Pro screen - is hidden by the default ...
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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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Speed up the transition between spaces?

Is it possible to speed up the transition between spaces? I often open my applications in full screen mode but I would like the transition to be a bit faster, is there a way to speed this up (i.e. ...
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Two full screen apps in OSX Lion when using multiple monitors

Is it possible to run two full screen apps at the same time in OSX Lion when using multiple monitors?
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Add a delay to menubar dropdown in fullscreen apps

In Lion, the menubar drops down way to fast when I'm in a fullscreen app. This mostly becomes a problem when I have multiple tabs open in Terminal. When I move to the top to change tabs, the menubar ...
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Why do full-screen applications change their order in Mission Control?

How are fullscreen apps organised? This is usually my workflow: Dashboard / Desktop / Safari / Pages I sometimes go to Pages and type some things and go back to Safari, and then I find that it ...
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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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Non-modal dialog in full-screen Mail.app

When used in full-screen mode, Lion’s new Mail.app has a modal (= always in foreground, disables rest of application) dialog for composing and viewing messages. Can I disable this? It’s quite ...
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How to switch between fullscreen applications in OSX (Mavericks)

I use a lot of different spaces for my fullscreen applications to get me focus on the different tasks I have to do. For example, I have a space with my mail app, subversion app, safari and so on. To ...
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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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Open an app in fullscreen via Terminal

I wonder if it's possible to open a program in Lion fullscreen mode via the Terminal. I want to write a short script which starts a bunch of programs in fullscreen mode, so that I only have to click ...
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Launching certain programs on startup in their own fullscreen space

When I login I want a blank desktop in my first space, sublime text in my second space, chrome in my third, and terminal in my fourth space like so:
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How do I import photos from my iPhone when using iPhoto in full screen mode on Lion?

In non-full screen mode your iPhone shows up in the left side bar under the 'Devices' area. In full screen mode there is no left side bar. I tried File -> Import to Library... but there's no iPhone ...
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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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Is it possible to always start an application fullscreen?

After searching online for some time I was unable to find a real answer. It it possible to start an application (i.e. Chrome) in a way that it always goes fullscreen?
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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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When Terminal forks process, current app loses focus

While I'm running some program in Terminal (or iTerm2), when the program forks the process, the OS X desktop switches focus from the current application to the forked process. When this happens, the ...
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How can I run an application full screen on a second screen?

I want to run games on my additional screen, how can I do this? By default they run on the built-it screen. I'm using a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard.
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How to prevent html5 videos from using built in mac fullscreen

The mac fullscreen mode has a slow animation which I have tried disabling but it seems that there is no way to do that as of now, so my question is, does anyone know of a way to disable html5 videos ...
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Emacs 24 with fullscreen?

Is there a way to use Emacs 24 in fullscreen mode? The Emacs wiki seems to imply that it has been disabled, but that there are some workarounds / patches. It doesn't have to be "true" full screen, ...
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Using AppleScript to open an application without the app stealing focus

I use iA Writer enough that I would like it to open in fullscreen on login, but unfortunately the developers have disdain for preferences. I decided to write an AppleScript that I could add to the ...
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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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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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Enable full-screen mode for applications on Lion

There some applications which I can not yet run in full-screen mode. I particularly would need the OSX Terminal app and possible the TextEdit. However, after the upgrade they remained the same, and ...
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Is it possible to hide the address bar and status bar in iOS 7 Safari?

Is it possible to hide the address bar and status bar in iOS 7? In a landscape app I'm currently using the below code to do it for previous iOS versions and it work well even on IOS 7: when opening ...
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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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Assign a key to switch to fullscreen instance of MacVim

I have MacVim running full screen in Mac OS X Lion, and I want to switch to the MacVim screen when I hit e.g. F15. Is there a way to accomplish this?
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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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What is the shortcut for fullscreen mode in Lion?

Some apps allow their windows to be viewed in full screen, such as Google Chrome, which is really good. Wondering if there is a shortcut to do it?
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Running Steam game in fullscreen doesn't allow second screen to show anything else (Mavericks)

In Mavericks, when I'm running a full screen game, the second screen can't show desktop (or browser, or anything else.) My understanding is that Mavericks sets the second screen in a different Space ...
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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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Is it possible to “window” fullscreen games?

Is it possible to force an OpenGL app into a window instead of fullscreen canvas? I'm using two displays and would like to use the other, while playing a game on one display. Since fullscreen makes ...
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Why firefox 10.1 uses full screen on Snow Leopard while Chrome and Safari do not?

I am new to the Mac World, I am stuck with the fact that on my 15 inch Mac Book Pro only Firefox 10.1 uses all the screen, while Chrome and Safari only use a portion of it. Chrome is the thing I miss ...
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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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Macbook Pro: Two displays - two different full screen applications

Is it possible to display two different applications on two displays in "extended" mode. What i mean: Xcode and Google Chrome have a button "arrows" in the top right corner. "On click" mac create ...
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How do I play DVDs fullscreen on an external monitor in Lion?

MacbookPro6,2 running Mac OS Lion 10.7.2 attempting to run a DVD fullscreen on an external monitor. My laptop display is primary, but I would like the DVD to run fullscreen on the External (a lovely ...
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Command+Tab doesn't switch between full-screen apps

If I put iCal.app or Mail.app or iPhoto.app in full-screen mode, I'm unable to access those apps via Command+Tab from my main desktop interface. This seems like an oversight. What's also puzzling 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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Lion Fullscreen Desktop Switching Quirk

I make Java programs, many of which require input from the command line before they actually open a window. When I'm using the Terminal in fullscreen mode and I run java Program, it jumps over to an ...
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Two windows on Mac OS X full-screen

How can I open related windows of the same app in the same full screen workspace? For example, in Safari, when in fullscreen mode, if I click on Preferences it opens the window in another desktop.
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Is there a way to force Google Chrome to open in full screen?

When I'm working just on my MacBook Pro,I like to keep as many apps as I can in Lion's full-screen mode. One of these apps is Google Chrome. However, Chrome doesn't remember that I want it to appear ...
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How can I open Google Chrome in Presentation mode using a shell script

Previously in 10.6.8, I was able to start Google using open /Applications/Chrome.app --args --kiosk http://www.google.com Now, on newer systems, that does not work anymore correctly. The only way to ...
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Is there a way to force a game running in full screen to become a window?

I am playing a game called Bookworm on the Mac, and it starts as a full screen game, and the only way seems to be from its Options to choose not to run in full screen. What if a game doesn't provide ...
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Can you Access the Versions menu while in fullscreen apps?

In Lion, a document's version history is normally accessed by clicking the arrow next to a document's name in the title bar. However, the title bar does not appear when an app is put into fullscreen ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...