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?
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.
chrome://flags, look for "Enables simplified fullscreen", make sure you set it to disabled.
As of macOS Sierra 10.12, you can toggle the Toolbar (Tabs) if you go to View -> Always show toolbar in fullscreen, and the shortcut is
Shift + Command + F
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.
Go to View >Enter Full Screen.
To hide the tabs again, go to View > Enter Presentation Mode.
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)