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Questions tagged [fullscreen]

Full-screen mode is a feature by which supported apps can present a window that takes up the whole screen, with no Dock or Menu Bar visible.

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VMware - Switch between macOS Guest and Host

I am running macOS High Sierra as guest OS using VMware on a host running macOS High Sierra. The guest OS is running in full-screen. I am looking for a mechanism (possibly a keyboard shortcut) to ...
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Fullscreen issue

I've got a MacBook Air (early 2015) and time to time I have a problem with fullscreen mode. When controls disappear (cursor as well) video may become darker or change the saturation. I'm not sure what ...
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Mouse is jumping to the top in fullscreen game on mac os 10.13.4

Recently upgraded to mac os 10.14.4 and I have external 4k monitor with resolution set to 1920x1080. Now if I play a game in fullscreen mode with 2560x1440 resolution, my mouse jumps to the top edge ...
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Show menubar in fullscreen

Yes this is different than other "show menubar in fullscreen" I have a program where i make my own tests for people in class and when opening it i have to close all my programs that's ok for me but ...
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How to show the macOS menu bar on fullscreen mode

When you maximise apps to fullscreen on Mac OS Sierra, the menu bar is hidden. This is expected, because it's full screen, but if you're using an app with tabs (like Visual Studio Code), the menu bar ...
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I can't use zoom in/out gestures to go fullscreen in quicklook

After updating to MacOS high Sierra when I use quicklook to watch a video I can't go to fullscreen with pinch in/out and have to click on fullscreen button. Is there anyway that I can fix this? ...
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Make The Dock And Menu Bar Appear Quickly In Full Screen Mode?

I have run commands in terminal to make my dock re-appear quicker than default so now it re-appears instantly. In full-screen mode, it doesn't appear quickly like non-full screen mode does. How can I ...
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How can I adjust the menubar so that I can comfortably use browsers in fullscreen? [duplicate]

It's extremely annoying to attempt to click on a tab at the top of the screen, and have the menubar pop up because you went too high. Is there something that lets you disable the menubar while in ...
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Keyboard shortcut switch to space

I just found out about the ^1, ^2 etc. keyboard shortcuts for switching to desktops. Those only do desktops though. How can I set-up keyboard shortcuts to switch to spaces? E.g. full-screen safari ...
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Dock is appearing too soon

I'm using Remote Desktop app on the full screen and when I get my mouse too close to the bottom of the screen (in orders to interact with remote system), the Dock is shown. The mouse pointer (...
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Disabling brief low-res PDF rendering on page transitions in Preview.app

I like the built-in Preview.app, but when giving presentations (in particular, when using multiple PDF pages for animated page components such as with LaTeX-beamer) I am annoyed by the brief low-...
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Add a Delay for Displaying the Menu Bar When App is in Fullscreen Mode

When I work with an application in fullscreen mode (e.g. IntelliJ IDEA on macOS Sierra), the menu bar is hidden and shown only when I move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen. The menu bar pops ...
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Prevent menu bar from dropping down while in fullscreen

Though the menu bar is hidden in fullscreen, mousing to the top makes it drop down. This really bugs when switching between tabs on certain programs. Is there any way to change this setting?
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Remove menu bar and dock from external monitor?

I have a MacBook Air (10.13.2). I'd like to play videos full screen on an external monitor, while still being able to continue working on my MacBook. I can't get it the way I'd like. Whenever I click ...
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MacOS full-screen split-view tiling manager [duplicate]

There's a number of great tiling managers for MacOS (e.g. SizeUp, Divvy, Magnet). They allow to conveniently resize an application so that it takes, for example, the left or right half of the screen, ...
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Is it possible to automatically exit full-screen mode in Safari on cmd-tab press?

I have a problem that while watching videos in Safari in full-screen, I need to access another program, but at the same time keep watching the video, in not-full-screen mode though. Currently if I cmd-...
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Finder preview automatically goes full screen whenever Finder gets focus

I hit some Cmd + ? shortcut while previewing a file and now I have a problem. Whenever Finder has focus, it goes straight into this full-screen mode. Heres a quick screencast. To put it another way:...
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Prevent Mail from creating split screen when clicking on mailto: link or notification in full screen

Whenever I'm using some app full screen (usually Safari) and clicking either on an incoming Mail notification or a mailto:<address> link on some website, Mail opens the incoming message or a new ...
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Detect when an application goes fullscreen?

I would like to detect that event from an Applescript. I have found the lsappinfo command-line app, which has a listen command that seems to fill my need exactly, but going fullscreen does show up in ...
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Can't go fullscreen in any app

For several weeks, I haven't been able to go full-screen in any app on my laptop. I thought it was a Chrome problem with YouTube, because when I hit the full-screen button in a movie (bottom-right ...
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Is there a way to move all applications from one monitor to another?

Like many, I have an issue where when I plug my laptop back into my dock, all of my full screen applications are on different monitors than they were previously. They stay grouped somehow, but just ...
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Popup screen becomes full screen when application is full screen

I am using Eclipse. When I open popup window (e.g. "Open Resource") and the application is in fullscreen, the popup window also becomes fullscreen too. It is quite annoying. I don't know how to fix it....
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Zoom-to-fit in preview application when viewing pdf full screen

Several generations of OSX ago, it was possible to view PDFs full-screen in Preview, and they would automatically fit to the screen, which was great for PDF presentations (e.g. Beamer, or PDF-exported ...
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Non-native full screen in Terminal.app

If you press Cmd+Enter on iTerm while having the preference "Use native fullscreen windows" turned off, it goes into fullscreen but not the standard MacOS-way. Is there a way of doing the same in ...
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When a gif or a video is played in fullscreen mode, a light gray band appears along the bottom edge of the screen

I've recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS High Sierra Version 10.13. When I play a gif or a video in fullscreen mode, a light gray band about the size of the Dock, but with no icons, appears ...
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Swiping to fullscreen app immediately switches to other space

I use an external monitor as well as my MBP monitor. I use several spaces, as well as a fullscreen app. Ever since High Sierra came out, when I switch to the space for the fullscreen app, I am ...
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How to move Skype's “current call” window to other desktop?

Is there a possibility to move Skype's "current call" windows (contains miniature webcam) to fullscreen windows? E.g. I opened up some movie in fullscreen, but I also need that little window to be ...
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Showing outlined cursor (insertion point) as if the window doesn't have focus in fullscreen Terminal.app

Sometimes, when switching to a fullscreen Terminal.app window via a trackpad gesture, the cursor (insertion point) is shown in outline, as if the window doesn't have focus. (I'm using a block cursor ...
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how to display 4:3 full screen game on widescreen monitor without stretching?

I am playing the game Age of Empires 1 on Mac OS Sierra, running on a 11 inch macbook air connected to a 23-inch Acer monitor with native 1920 x 1080 resolution. The game is for Windows and doesn't ...
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Want menu and dock to remain visible when youtube fullscreen and Mission control is NOT set to Displays have seperate Spaces

I found a lot of people wanting to hide the dock and I need the reverse, I'm a developer and like to watch youtube (I use chrome) on one of my multiple monitors while I work on the other two monitors (...
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Has anyone found a way to open app instances on top of full screen apps?

In macOS, if I have Safari open as a full screen app, I'd like be able to open an instance of Reminders (or Stickies, or Messages, or Notes, or w/e) on top of the full screen Safari app. I have found ...
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How can I open an app in split view mode from a Spotlight Search?

In macOS High Sierra, when you click on a Mail notification while having a another app in full-screen mode; the Mail app will open in split view mode with your current full-screen app. Is there a ...
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Cannot exit fullscreen and cannot interact with fullscreen applications

macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F2073) On my Mac whenever any application (chrome, spotify, slack, etc...) enters full screen mode I cannot exit or interact with the application in any way. option+F11 does ...
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How can I display iPad content fullscreen with HDMI on a TV?

I bought an iPad lately (10.5" 2017), and I want to connect it via HDMI to my HDTV. Now I know that because of the iPad screen size, I cannot get fullscreen on my TV (I have black borders right and ...
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New window in full screen opens in wrong place

macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (and prior): When am using and viewing an app in full screen mode (such as, but not limited to, Matlab) and the program opens a new window, the window will open in the virtual ...
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Matlab freezes after connecting to monitor while in fullscreen mode

Everytime when I am running Matlab (2016a) on my Mac (Air Mid 2013, Sierra 10.12.5) in fullscreen mode, Matlab freezes when I connect my laptop to my external monitor. The fullscreen window stays in ...
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How to have Single App mode for a web app on an iPad using Apple Configurator 2?

I would like to have a web app to be the only thing you can use with an iPad. I managed to make the website (a simple HTML file with lots of integrated JS) open full screen when added to the home ...
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Why won't my macbook show the dashboard or fullscreen windows?

I am "stuck" on the desktop. Clicking the dashboard icon does nothing, I cannot use the 4-finger swipe gestures to move to or view the dashboard or any application windows in fullscreen (yes, I have ...
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Fullscreen on multiple displays and swiping moves all screens

This worked up until May 16th. Before and after updating to macOS Sierra 10.12.5 did not solve problem. Config / Specs: MacBook Pro Dell monitor iPad using Duet app Previous functionality I could ...
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Disable moving fullscreen windows when clicking on a Dock app

In order to organize my workspace I arrange my fullscreen apps in appropriate order, so I know what app is on the left and on the right from my current position. However when I start an app by ...
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How do I fullscreen browser content in Google Chrome?

I realize that one can run apps in a macOS full screen mode, but sometimes I really want the webpage itself to take up the full screen real estate. And ideally, that would not require me to open such ...
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Safari videos always go full-screen by themselves

Since I updated to 10.12.4, whenever I go to a website playing video (tested on YouTube, Vimeo and others), Safari 10.1 takes a few seconds to start the video and then plays it in fullscreen, whether ...
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Change OSX fullscreen to open on left most instead of right most desktop

When opening a new window in native fullscreen mode OSX creates a new "desktop" for the window, I'd like all new windows to open to the "first" desktop which means I can go straight into it instead of ...
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run AppleScript on fullscreen without focus back to the desktop

When I run an AppleScript and I am in fullscreen, it's always bring back to the desktop. as a work around I use "tell front window of application "Google Chrome" activate" but that still very ...
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How to quickly move a single tab of a fullscreen app to a second screen?

There already is a question about moving an app running in fullscreen between physical devices: Move a full screen app to second monitor – Mission Control can do that. However, is there also a way to ...
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How to switch to other apps/spaces when running full-screen game

I did not noticed such problems with anything except some games. For example, i'm runnin Pillars Of Eternity atm, and if it's running fullscreen mode, i cannot switch to any other apps (i've tried alt-...
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Stop Mission Control sending full screen windows beyond the furthest desktop

Whenever a window is commanded to become full screen, Mission Control sends it to the right of the rightmost desktop. I find this cumbersome for my workflow, I'd prefer the window to become full ...
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Is there a way to flip the functionality of the green full screen / maximize button? [duplicate]

As we all know, clicking the green traffic light button on the windows in mac osx enter the app into fullscreen mode. Doing an Option + Click makes the window usually resizes to the to the maximum ...
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Default resizing Split View to not blur one window

In OS X El Capitan, Apple introduced a feature called "Split View" that allows you to put two fullscreen apps side by side. Normally when you click and drag the middle dividing line one of the two ...
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OSX / Chrome keeps jumping back to video when in fullscreen

When I am playing a video in google chrome on fullscreen, for example netflix or a youtube video, my macbook seems very determined to keep me focused on that video. If I try to go to any other ...