I recently switched to a Mac M1 from Windows, and I'm trying to full-screen a Chrome tab so you can't see the search bar, bookmarks bar, and all the other tabs. On Windows, I'm used to pressing F11 and it does just that. I've tried using Ctrl+Cmd+F and this doesn't achieve what I want since you can still see the search bar, etc. at the top.

How do I do this on Mac? (Preferably, there's a shortcut for it)

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Works in Brave (I don't have Chrome): while in full-screen mode, on menu bar untick View -> Always Show Toolbar in Full Screen.

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    Thanks @Aivar Paalberg this works perfectly in chrome too!
    – Amy
    Sep 15, 2022 at 12:25

With the Chrome Window in full screen mode (green button, View > Enter Fullscreen, or FnF), the keyboard shortcut ⌘ Command⇧ ShiftF (View > "Always show toolbar in full screen mode") will toggle showing the tab/url/bookmarks bar while in full screen mode.


Step 1: Type about:flags in the Chrome address bar and hit Enter.

Step 2: Scroll down the list until you see Compact Navigation.

Step 3: Enable Compact Navigation and let Chrome restart to access the feature.

Step 4: Once the Chrome opens, right-click one of the tabs and then select Hide the toolbar.

I hope this helps you :)

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