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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Adjust delay for activating Full Screen Mode toolbar

Is it possible to change the delay on the full screen mode window toolbar in OS X Yosemite? I'm thinking of something like this, but for the toolbar defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -...
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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 ...
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Videos played in fullscreen on Google Chrome forces window to be viewed

This is a strange problem that started today. The problem is as follows: When I start a video in Netflix or Youtube and fullscreen it, either by double clicking, or by pressin the full screen button. ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move fullscreen app to second display

Is there any way I can set up a keyboard shortcut to move full screen apps (i.e., desktops) between my main display and my external display in OS X 10.10? I know about tools like BetterSnapTool, but ...
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How do I make an app go full screen to the LEFT of my desktop?

I only have one desktop in spaces, and when I take an app full screen, it always goes to the right of my desktop... I know I can re-arrange by hand in mission control, but I'd like to be able to skip ...
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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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How to disable dock and menubar in fullscreen games with RTS style mouse scrolling?

When playing games that use the newish Mac OS X fullscreen mode (i.e. the icon in the upper right hand corner of the window with two little diagonal arrows), moving the mouse cursor to the top or ...
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Getting notifications when in full-screen

Say I am running an application (e.g. Emacs) in full-screen. Sometimes I will receive a new email in Outlook or a message on HipChat and don't know it until I go back to see my dock or exit full-...
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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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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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Is it possible to disable the fullscreen mode for applications in OSX sierra?

Is it possible to disable the fullscreen mode for applications in OSX sierra natively without using a 3rd party application like better touch tool ?
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Property to force launching in full screen

Is there any property that forces an application to start in full screen if it supports it? I noticed in ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.mycompany.myapp.savedState/windows.plist there's a key ...
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How to disable auto menu showing on fullscreen on Yosemite?

So when using full screen on any app is there a way to disable the top menu from auto showing when you hover over it? It's pretty annoying because when it pops open it shifts down the entire screen. ...
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macOS: Get Safari to show web page load progress bar in full screen mode

It's annoying to hover over the Menu bar or Toolbar of Safari to see if my click is being responded, or how much of the next page has loaded in when running Safari in full screen mode. How can I get ...
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If I use Safari in full-screen mode, I can’t open a new window via keyboard shortcut unless I simply toggle the “File” menu. Bug or feature?

I just discovered this odd issue in Safari 12 under macOS Mojave (10.14). It might exist in older versions of macOS but I didn’t start using full-screen—and Mission Control—in earnest until around ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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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Can the Show/Hide timing of the menu bar be adjusted?

When using a browser with multiple opened tabs in full screen mode, the menu bar is constantly blocking my access to the tabs, because my gesture to the tabs area bounces off the top of the screen ...
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How to force one app to stay on the last screen?

I'm always using full-screen apps, and I like to have the Terminal app "sticky" as a last application on the carousel. Whenever a new app is opened in full-screen, it take this last place and I have ...
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Float application over full screen?

I want to view Xcode (can go fullscreen) and the iOS simulator (can't go fullscreen) on one screen. I want Xcode to be fullscreen and the Simulator next to it. Is there a way to either: Float the ...
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How to remove the Finder menu bar when in fullscreen?

Trying to use an application in fullscreen mode, but if I move the pointer just a little too far when trying to select things at the top of the display the menu bar drops down instead. Is there a way ...
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Cmd+` breaks with dual monitors and full screen mode

I want to run Chrome in full screen mode on both my monitors, using Cmd+` to alternate between windows. Cmd+` seems to work fine for alternating between windows when not in full screen mode, but it ...
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How to get rid of full screen video translucency?

I recently noticed that whenever I watch a video in full screen on the Mac, the video has a certain level of translucency showing the contents of the window or the desktop behind it. This occurs with ...
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Mouse pointer becoming visible in fullscreen applications

There are some fullscreen applications which hide the default mouse pointer, such as movie players (MPlayerX, VLC), screen sharing client, some games, etc. On my computer in many of these ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Annoying shift of chrome toolbar in fullscreen mode

I recently was forced to notice a pretty annoying problem in Chrome (tested with 51.0.2704.103 and the newest 51.0.2704.106 (64-bit)) in full screen mode under El Capitan (10.11.5 (15F34)). By ...
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Is there any way to adjust the automatic appearance of the menu in a full screen application on Mac 10.10.4

I'd like to adjust the automatic appearance of the menu bar on my MacOS 10.10.4 so that it doesn't repeatedly show itself when it isn't wanted and I'm just aiming for an in application tab and ...
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Can't bring up the menu bar while in full screen mode in El Capitan

In Yosemite I could move the mouse to the top of the screen and the menu bar would show but under El Capitan it remains hidden. Is this a bug or is there a new way to display the menu bar while in ...
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Make full screen app to launch on particular display

I don't know how it happened, but one of my full screen apps, when launched for the first time, opened on my secondary display. Now no matter what I try, the app always launches on this secondary ...
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In Full-screen prevent Dock to unhide when mouse hits bottom

(using Mavericks 10.9.2 (latest)) Using an application in Full-screen (eg VirtualBox), is there a way not to have the Dock show when the mouse hits the bottom of the screen? Tried defaults write ...
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Change Mac settings depending on situation

I use my mac as a lightweight laptop at college, but when I get home I plug it in to charge and plug in 2 external monitors and use it for more power use. Some things that really annoy me are ...
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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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macOS: Safari hide Toolbar but show tab bar in full screen mode

In full screen mode, I want to see tab bar which helps me to decide x in cmd-x shortcut for changing web pages. The existing method in the linked questions is to "Always show Toolbar in full screen ...
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How to open a second finder window in split view when the current window is in full screen view

Let's say I have a finder window open in full screen view. I'd like to quickly open a second one, where both would be in the same split view. Sort of like using command-tab. And preferably to the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Dragging away a fullscreen window on Mac

I have recently switched to Mac after using Linux Mint and still getting used to its UX paradigms. Is it possible to: Go on full screen with a window by clicking on the blue dot. Then drag the ...
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Setting up multiple displays on a MacBook Pro as a single “giga-monitor.”

I have 2 extra monitors on my MacBook Pro. They are positioned like this: I would like to use monitors 1 and 2 as a single giga-monitor. Ideally I would like that VMWare Fusion would recognize them ...
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Why does Safari OS X no longer open full screen, and why won't the little green circle make my window full screen?

I have been watching Netflix on my computer and made the mistake of quickly cleaning my keyboard (pressing a bunch of random buttons) while a video was playing. Ever since, my full screen option won't ...