Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

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.

0
votes
0answers
10 views

All Chrome browser windows go fullscreen for no reason on second monitor

Anyone else experience this, have any idea how to prevent it from happening, or know what is causing it? I roll with a bunch of Chrome browser windows open which have a varying number of active tabs. ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Force “rooted” fullscreen windows to be unrooted

(Don't just tell me to Google this, it thinks I am asking about Android) On macOS, to my knowledge, there are currently two "types" of fullscreen applications. The "unrooted" one is used by many ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

disable iPhone full screen video

I'm trying to watch a web presentation (passworded, can't provide a live link) arranged like this: When I view the site on an iPhone, Safari "helpfully" zooms the video to full screen, covering the ...
9
votes
2answers
598 views

How best to view the current time while gaming on iPad?

On iOS, in my case the iPad Air 2, games typically run in fullscreen, i.e. the status bar at the top is hidden. If I want to view the time, I have to pull down the Notification Center, which requires ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

script to switch to fullscreen app space [duplicate]

I would like a script to manage the switch between spaces. I don't want to switch to a specific desktop, but to a fullscreened app (i.e : iTunes). I already tried the activate command in script ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

How to return to previous fullscreen Terminal after closing a fullscreen X11 app?

I open Terminal app in fullscreen mode, by which Terminal sits itself in a new workspace. Then I run feh --fullscreen https://i.redd.it/tum2p9hdtex11.jpg It will open the image in fullscreen in ...
2
votes
0answers
19 views

Split cursor in Mac OS High Sierra in fullscreen mode

Recently my cursor often is split in fullscreen mode. I then basically have 2.5 cursors. Since I cannot screenshot the cursor I attached a photo. I am using the trackpad. Is anyone else experiencing ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Weird cursor bug in Chrome in fullscreen mode

Chrome in fullscreen mode shows a really weird cursor when hovering over links. Sometimes it is half a cursor, sometimes it is three cursors and sometimes it is all of that in rapid change. I am using ...
9
votes
3answers
295 views

Unable to resize windows on split full screen in MacOS Mojave when using external monitor

I'm running MacOS Mojave on a 13" Macbook pro with a 4K external monitor (scaled to 2560 x 1440). When running two apps in split full screen mode it won't let me reposition the "split" which controls ...
2
votes
1answer
23 views

Change default fullscreen new window behavior

I keep many apps open full-screen to maximize screen real estate on my laptop. If I have some full-screen app open and create a new window, I more often than not want that window to not go fullscreen. ...
1
vote
0answers
91 views

YouTube Full-Screen Mode Overtakes External Monitors

I'm on a 27" iMac, running 2 external monitors in my video production studio. One is a 65" Samsung wall mount screen. I have been accustomed to having YouTube videos run in full screen mode on the ...
3
votes
1answer
322 views

macOS annoyingly puts fullscreen videos in a new “space”

When watching a video on YouTube (or any other streaming service) – I use mainly Safari, sometimes Chrome, with the same result – when I switch to fullscreen, the video goes fullscreen in a new "Space"...
3
votes
2answers
774 views

Chrome 69 on Mac fullscreen. Toolbar pushes page content down

After recent update, chrome started pushing page content down, when cursor pointer is triggering OS X's toolbar to show up. I'm pretty sure that wasn't happening before and this effect is quite ...
4
votes
5answers
2k views

Chrome address bar disappeared after update

I have a weird issue with Chrome (69.0.3497.92 (Official Build) (64-bit)). When I go into fullscreen mode with CMD + CTRL + F the addressbar disappears. It started after the update from the old ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

Drop window as maximized to a new desktop instead of fullscreen

The default behavior when you drag a window to a new desktop is to make it fullscreen. Is there any way to have it maximized instead of going full screen. Referring to the following: ^+Up Drag a ...
0
votes
2answers
412 views

Disable Dock in Full Screen

I have disabled the Dock in the desktop spaces with the following command. defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 1000 && killall Dock But when an app is in full screen mode, I ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

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? ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

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 (...
6
votes
2answers
133 views

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-...
3
votes
0answers
383 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
103 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
874 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

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-...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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:...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
251 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
181 views

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....
2
votes
0answers
274 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
313 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
340 views

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 (...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
35k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
92 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
247 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
454 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...