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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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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How to see notifications when running full screen?

I currently run XBMC/Kodi which runs in fullscreen so OS X notifications do not display on top. When the application is in windowed mode, notifications display as normal. I have looked through the ...
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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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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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When in Fullscreen OSX Yosemite won't show the dock if “auto-hide-dock” is enabled.

While my dock "auto-hide" is enabled when, in full-screen app, if I put the pointer to the very bottom, the dock won't show up. Unless, and this might be a bug, I move my mouse horizontally and it ...
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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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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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Gap at the bottom of maximized windows

How can i get rid of the gap at the bottom of the screen when i maximized a window? The gap is almost imperceptible but at the bottom of a maximized window a few pixel are not filled, there one can ...
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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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Using AppleScript to open an application without the app stealing focus

I use iA Writer enough that I would like it to open in fullscreen on login, but unfortunately the developers have disdain for preferences. I decided to write an AppleScript that I could add to the ...
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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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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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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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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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Horizontal line appears in fullscreen mode

I have an issue when entering fullscreen mode in any application on my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.7.3, a white horizontal line always appears at the top of the screen (as shown in the picture). What is ...
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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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Launch apps full screen

I quite like using full-screen apps on OSX Mavericks (Safari, iTunes, Mail, etc). I'd like all apps that are capable of running full-screen to launch in full-screen mode automatically, instead of me ...
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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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Switch between full-screen windows of the same application in Lion

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Lion for navigating through my open full screen Xcode projects? ⌘~ is not working.
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Safari won't enter fullscreen

I'm currently running Safari 5.1.4 on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3, and after bringing it out of the fullscreen mode, I quit safari using Command+Q. When I restarted my Mac, for some reason, Safari won't ...
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Switching between Chrome Developer Tools and main window full screen

I'm running OS X 10.5.5 Yosemite. What's the shortcut to switch between Chrome Developer Tools (Cmd + Alt + J) and the main Chrome browser window, when both are full screen? Cmd + ` doesn't work. ...
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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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CMD + Tab from fullscreen app switches to wrong application

Sometimes I have a fullscreen app open , say safari. Then I want to switch to Terminal app thats open on the desktop( along with other apps like preview etc). When I cmd tab from safari to terminal , ...
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AppleScript: how to open the terminal fullscreen and execute commands

I need an applescript, which can do the job below: open the application Terminal with fullscreen run some scripts Here is what I've tried: tell application "Terminal" tell window 1 ...
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How to hide Dock on non-fullscreen desktop

I want to hide Dock on non-full desktops. It takes a lot of space so some applications are hard to use in such small amount of space, but on the other hand I don't want to keep each single application ...
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MPlayerX on OS X suddenly doesn't interpolate video anymore? (fullscreen = ugly pixelated output)

I always favor MPlayerX as my video player, it works perfectly. However since a few days, when playing fullscreen, it seems to no longer interpolate the video content, resulting in a 'pixelated' ...
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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 ...
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Can I keep the Screen Sharing app from showing the menu bar?

I need to use Mac OS X's screen sharing app a lot to access a remote system (also using Mac OS X). I'm new to Macs and I keep having the following problem: If I leave my mouse cursor within roughly a ...
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Start video playback NOT enter full screen

When I watch videos in Safari sometimes I want to stop the video and go to another tab, then I come back to the video and click on it to start the playback. But instead of the video starting I go to ...
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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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iTerm2/Terminal full screen

Why is it not possible to have iTerm2 or Terminal app take up the full available space on the screen. Let me show an example: It's hard to see but if you look on the right and bottom edge, there is ...
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Disable Autohide Dock displaying slowly when in fullscreen

I have autohide enabled for my dock and it seems to be a feature (at least in OS X 10.11.6) that, when I drag my mouse to the bottom of the screen when on a full-screened program, the dock will not ...
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Full screen YouTube still shows Dock and Menu Bar

Whenever I bring a video to fullscreen on YouTube (on Chrome or Safari), the video will go to fullscreen but the dock and menu bar remain visible, covering the top and bottom parts of the video. They ...
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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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Cmd-` with full-screen windows on one monitor

Command-` switches between windows of the active app, but it doesn't work if the windows are full-screen. According to this question, this was added in Yosemite if the windows are on separate ...
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Closing an application in full screen leaves a black box in Mission Control

I have a MacBook Air with OS X EL Capitan 10.11.6, when I use an app like Safari or email and so on, in fullscreen mode the app work very well. But when I close the app and restart the mac I see this: ...
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Open an app in fullscreen via Terminal

I wonder if it's possible to open a program in Lion fullscreen mode via the Terminal. I want to write a short script which starts a bunch of programs in fullscreen mode, so that I only have to click ...
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Exit full screen for both windows upon leaving split view

In split view, when I exit full screen with one window (by clicking on the top left green button), the other windows remains in full screen and is hidden. What is the way to exit full screen for both ...
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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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Can you make the menu bar never show while in full screen already?

4 years ago, I asked if it is possible to stop the menu bar from showing while in full screen. The issue is that, on tabbed applications, whenever I try to click a tab, the menu bar appears above it ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to jump directly to a particular full screen app in Lion?

When you full screen an application in Lion, it "flies out" of the desktop space it started in, and winds up at the end of the spaces list (assuming you have turned off auto-arranging). As a result ...
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How to jump between Spaces on OS X when some are Fullscreen?

How to jump between Spaces on OS X using some key + number? I know I can jump between Desktops (not including fullscreen apps) using Ctrl ⌃ [num] . I know I can jump between Spaces using Ctrl ⌃ ...
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OSX Yosemite full screen menu bar

Is there a way to always keep the menu bar visible in full screen mode? When developing I like having certain applications take up the full screen but I find the delay in bringing down the menu bar ...
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Witch and Youtube Fullscreen Windows

I just installed Witch for one reason only which is that if I make a youtube video fullscreen in Chrome then ⌘tab to another app, when I ⌘tab again to get back to the youtube video OSX instead just ...
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Is there a way to resize Safari windows while in full screen mode on Safari 6 or higher?

When full screen mode was first introduced the window in Safari was resizable but it seems that it has been disabled or at least disabled by default. Is there a way to bring back this functionality? ...
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Full screen always enabled when opening app in OS X

How can I set my Macbook Air to always open new apps in full screen mode? Some apps already do it (Mail for example), but others are always opening as a small window, especially Safari when I close (...
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El Capitan animation direction in Spaces

El Capitan allows switching workspaces in Mission Control view (which shows an overview of all windows) by using 4-finger swipe left/right gesture. However, when invoking Mission control from ...