Previously on Chrome, I could use +F to bring up the Chrome find bar, then esc would close it. However, on macOS Sierra, esc now exits full-screen mode if the Chrome window is in this mode (which I commonly use).

What is the shortcut to close the find bar? Alternatively, how do I disable esc closing full-screen mode?


A simple workaround to close the find bar is to use Fn + Esc, rather then Esc.

However, you can easily prevent Chrome to close the full-sceen mode by pressing Esc through this script (following this post):

// ==UserScript==
// @name           Keep Full Screen
// @namespace     https://superuser.com/q/315949
// @description    Prevents Escape key from leaving full screen.
// @include      http://*
// ==/UserScript==
document.onkeydown = function (evt) {
    if (evt.keyCode == 27) evt.preventDefault();

To run this, you can use the NinjaKit Google Chrome extension.


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