If I have a Chrome window in full screen and press "option + command + M", my screen goes blank, opening a new blank chrome window. Is this some kind of chrome bug?

Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWi-1GF-4OU

  • I am running a mac mini, and I have os x mojave. The version of chrome is Version 74.0.3729.169 (Official Build) (64-bit) May 31, 2019 at 0:22

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Yeah it's a visual bug. Option + Command + M is a shortcut to minimise all the windows of the frontmost app to the Dock.

However, you should not be able to minimise windows which have been put in full screen mode. Most apps will simply not respond to the minimise shortcut if they are in full screen, but Chrome will go black.

You can restore the windows by clicking on the Chrome tab in the Dock.

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    or you can press Command + Ctrl + F to exit full screen in Chrome if the screen is black and you can't see anything. Sep 4, 2019 at 6:50

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