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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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 ...
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Is it possible to always start an application fullscreen?

After searching online for some time I was unable to find a real answer. It it possible to start an application (i.e. Chrome) in a way that it always goes fullscreen?
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Non-modal dialog in full-screen Mail.app

When used in full-screen mode, Lion’s new Mail.app has a modal (= always in foreground, disables rest of application) dialog for composing and viewing messages. Can I disable this? It’s quite ...
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Prevent Mail.app from opening in split view

After installing macOS Mojave, Mail.app always opens in split view when I am in a fullscreen space. Two examples: I am in fullscreen Safari and click a mailto link: an email composition window opens ...
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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 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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Fullscreen Flash video only shows 1/4 of video

When I maximize some Flash (version 15.0.0.xxx) videos to fullscreen, only the top left quarter of the screen is showing video, the rest is completely black. I've tried this on OSX 10.9 and 10.10, ...
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OS X 10.9 Fullscreen on second display doesn't stretch to full screen, but only part of it

I'm on OS X 10.9 and with this OS upgrade, the ability to run fullscreen apps on a second display while working on another was implemented. What I want: Play YouTube and other online sources (...
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How do I switch between desktops and full screen apps when accessing a remote machine via Screen Sharing?

When I'm accessing a remote machine with multiple desktops or full screen applications running, via OS X Lion's built-in screen sharing, how do I change desktops/full screen apps on the remote machine?...
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Mail opens a window randomly in split screen with my fullscreen window [duplicate]

I haven't been interacting with Mail for half an hour, but suddenly it opens its main window in split screen with the fullscreen video player that I'm watching. This happens every other day. I can't ...
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How can I show the desktop from full screen apps?

Is there a way to show the desktop from full screen apps? I'm used to do it with F11 but it doesn't work if you are running full screen apps. The same is true for hot corners. I need this ...
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Full screen app in a small window (Picture in picture)

I'm currently running Mac OS X 10.10.1. Is there a way to get a full screen app into a window? Example: I have netflix running in a web browser full screen on one desktop. I'd like to take that full ...
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Launching certain programs on startup in their own fullscreen space

When I login I want a blank desktop in my first space, sublime text in my second space, chrome in my third, and terminal in my fourth space like so:
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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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How do I import photos from my iPhone when using iPhoto in full screen mode on Lion?

In non-full screen mode your iPhone shows up in the left side bar under the 'Devices' area. In full screen mode there is no left side bar. I tried File -> Import to Library... but there's no iPhone ...
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Treat fullscreen as desktop spaces in the matter of navigation

As the title says, I'd like to treat an app fullscreen as a desktop in the matter of navigation in Yosemite 10.10. I’am working with 2 monitors + 3 apps in fullscreen mode and do a lot with the ...
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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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Virtualbox complete fullscreen

I am running Windows via Virtualbox on my Macbook. It works fine. When I switch to fullscreen to screen the screen is actually full, but the windows windows does not spread out to the full extent. How ...
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Command+Tab doesn't switch between full-screen apps

If I put iCal.app or Mail.app or iPhoto.app in full-screen mode, I'm unable to access those apps via Command+Tab from my main desktop interface. This seems like an oversight. What's also puzzling is ...
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How to enable / troubleshoot split view?

I have just installed El Capitan on my MacBook Pro 13 mid 2012 I can't get split view to work either via the mission control method or the green button one. Does anybody know this is supposed to ...
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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 ...
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How to configure where Lion fullscreen apps open

I recently noticed that when I fullscreen an app, it opens as a new space all the way to the right, after all my desktops. I don't think this is how it worked before -- I seem to recall that it used ...
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How can I run an application full screen on a second screen?

I want to run games on my additional screen, how can I do this? By default they run on the built-it screen. I'm using a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard.
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How to always show window controls in Yosemite full screen apps?

The default behavior in Yosemite for apps with combined window title/toolbar in full screen mode is, that the window controls (signal lights) slide in from the left when the mouse the mouse pointer ...
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Emacs 24 with fullscreen?

Is there a way to use Emacs 24 in fullscreen mode? The Emacs wiki seems to imply that it has been disabled, but that there are some workarounds / patches. It doesn't have to be "true" full screen, ...
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Why does Chrome starts fullscreen?

With Mac OS Mavericks and Chrome 35 : everytime I start my computer, the first time I launch Chrome, it starts in fullscreen mode. If I exit fullscreen, quit Chrome and then restart it, it's normal. ...
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Grey bar appearing over full screen apps on external monitor

This happens in VLC, iTerm, Chrome, maybe others where a grey-ish bar appears where the menu bar would normally be and if I mouse over it the menu bar appears. In Chrome this sometimes appears when I ...
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Is there a totally 'clean' full-screen mode web browser?

As the title describes, I'm looking for a totally clean full screen web browser with quick navigating options in Mac OS X. To be specific, I don't want url bar, toolbar or anything else when in full ...
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Automatic Window Switcher

I'm looking for a Mac app that will accomplish the following: Switch between two full-screen mac apps - Tweetdeck and iCal, automatically on a timed interval. Back and forth without stopping. We ...
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Fullscreen apps stealing the window/focus on startup

I like to use the fullscreen mode for as many apps as possible (Mountain Lion). When I start my apps, they usually go into fullscreen mode but then grab the focus. I'd like to be able to essentially ...
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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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Enable full-screen mode for applications on Lion

There some applications which I can not yet run in full-screen mode. I particularly would need the OSX Terminal app and possible the TextEdit. However, after the upgrade they remained the same, and ...
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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 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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Run Google Chrome in full screen with dev console across dual-monitors

Is there a way in Mac OS X 10.8.3 to open Google Chrome in full screen mode with dual monitors so that the Dev console appears on a second monitor? This would seem to be the obvious and intuitive way ...
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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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How can I open Google Chrome in Presentation mode using a shell script

Previously in 10.6.8, I was able to start Google using open /Applications/Chrome.app --args --kiosk http://www.google.com Now, on newer systems, that does not work anymore correctly. The only way to ...
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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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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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How do I prevent Chrome going fullscreen while playing youtube videos?

I have started observing this ever since I upgraded to Mavericks. Earlier [i.e. on Mountain Lion] if I played any youtube video on fullscreen, only video would be fullscreen, not chrome. Now in ...
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How to move to another full screen window of the same app

I have two Safari windows, I put both of them into full screen. When I switch to another app (let's say Finder) by cmd-tab, then the next time I switch back to Safari by cmd-tab, I will be in the last ...
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Assign a key to switch to fullscreen instance of MacVim

I have MacVim running full screen in Mac OS X Lion, and I want to switch to the MacVim screen when I hit e.g. F15. Is there a way to accomplish this?
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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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What is the shortcut for fullscreen mode in Lion?

Some apps allow their windows to be viewed in full screen, such as Google Chrome, which is really good. Wondering if there is a shortcut to do it?
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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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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' ...