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 any way I can hide it without exiting Full Screen?

3 Answers 3


In Safari 10.0.1 on macOS Sierra it is quite simple - you have to uncheck View > Always Show Toolbar in Full Screen to hide the toolbar.

**View** > **Always Show Toolbar in Full Screen**

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    This should be the top-voted answer. Commented Sep 30, 2017 at 19:04
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    Note that you might have to go into Full Screen mode before you can uncheck it
    – nachocab
    Commented Apr 6, 2019 at 8:43
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    I feel like an idiot that I had to Google this and didn't just find it in the menus.
    – stef
    Commented Feb 18, 2021 at 2:56

Enter full screen mode, right-click anywhere around the address bar then click "Hide Toolbar" in the menu that appears.

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Although next time you enter full screen mode the toolbar comes back.

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    Be careful, because once you do this, the only way to get the bar back is to exit and then enter full screen mode again. Commented Apr 19, 2012 at 22:24
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    no, you can click view/customize toolbar... to restore it
    – dmitry
    Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 11:06
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    This doesn't seem to work in Mavericks.
    – Brigham
    Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 20:37
  • Checkout my solution below. It'll work with Mavericks.
    – rgtk
    Commented Feb 2, 2014 at 2:02

Open console (⌥⌘C or Develop > Show Error Console), paste this code:

(function() {
  var el = document.createElement('div'),
      docEl = document.documentElement;

  el.innerText = 'Go to fullscreen view';
  el.setAttribute('style', 'position: fixed; top: 10%; left: 10%; padding: 30%; background: #000; color: #fff; opacity: .7; cursor: pointer;')

  el.onclick = function() {
    if (docEl.requestFullscreen) {
    } else if (docEl.mozRequestFullScreen) {
    } else if (docEl.webkitRequestFullscreen) {

and click the black box.

You need to activate Developer-Tools for this solution. To enable Developer-Tools, go to Advanced, click "Show Develop menu in menu bar" at the bottom of the window.

  • i wonder if this could be made into a bookmarklet Commented Aug 19, 2014 at 7:56
  • javascript:document.documentElement.webkitRequestFullScreen() Commented Jul 20, 2015 at 9:36
  • @ralfix, your solution won't work since Webkit-based browser require function like this triggered by user action (via click event for example).
    – rgtk
    Commented Jul 20, 2015 at 10:11
  • @rgtos: It actually works fine for me, using Safari 8.0.8. Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 20:43

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