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I would really like to use Chrome on my new 2013 Macbook Air with tabs, but without the menu bar. So, I use full-screen mode, but it hides the tabs. Is what I want possible? And, if so, how can I get it to work that way?

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With latest version of Chrome, there is the option to show the Toolbar (which includes tabs) in the View menu.

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Shift-CMD-F is for presentation mode and will hide the tabs. You want full screen mode instead, so use Control-CMD-F. Tabs will show in full screen mode.

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    This does not appear to work in the latest versions of Chrome or OS X, except in conjunction with the other answer. – George Cummins Jul 17 '17 at 22:57
  • This doesn't answer the question – Jim Aho Mar 15 '20 at 8:12
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    A note to this command: it is working only if already in full screen mode. This command toggles Tabs bar in full screen mode. Just tried in Version 81.0.4044.122 (Official Build) (64-bit), Mac 10.12.6 – simongcc Apr 28 '20 at 12:33
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chrome://flags, look for "Enables simplified fullscreen", make sure you set it to disabled.

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    Might want to add to be very certain of the actions you perform on this page. – Rob Feb 19 '14 at 9:46
  • Flag does not exist anymore – Moulick Nov 2 '19 at 16:29
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It sounds like you’re trying to enter Full Screen Mode with Command+Shift+F. Like what others have mentioned, you have to use Shift+Command+F to enter Full Screen Mode (with tabs available) instead of Presentation Mode where tabs are hidden.

But if you want to use Command+Shift+F for Full Screen mode, open Keyboard Preferences and change Presentation Mode shortcut to other key combination, eg. Option+Shift+F. Here is the screenshot for the explanation above. (Ignore the All Applications configurations; just take a look at Google Chrome shortcuts assignments)

Google Chrome Shortcut Overridden

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This is an issue with the viewing mode. Here's another article that describes the behavior in further detail.

Presentation Mode Full-screen without tabs.

Full-screen Mode Full-screen with tabs.

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Go to View >Enter Full Screen.

To hide the tabs again, go to View > Enter Presentation Mode.

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I am dropping off the address and tabs bar with this extension:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zenhelper/odpfhihammejhokpbbkbhlmhnoipglmc

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I had the exact problem and had tried the solutions and did not work until I reset the display settings and changed the scaled size. I used the apple display monitor settings.

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