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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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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How do I prevent applications from taking over my screen?

How can I prevent applications from being able to go fullscreen? Or, if this is not possible, how can I escape from fullscreen mode of a (possibly unresponsive) application, without quitting the ...
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Running Steam game in fullscreen doesn't allow second screen to show anything else (Mavericks)

In Mavericks, when I'm running a full screen game, the second screen can't show desktop (or browser, or anything else.) My understanding is that Mavericks sets the second screen in a different Space ...
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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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Is it possible to “window” fullscreen games?

Is it possible to force an OpenGL app into a window instead of fullscreen canvas? I'm using two displays and would like to use the other, while playing a game on one display. Since fullscreen makes ...
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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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Why firefox 10.1 uses full screen on Snow Leopard while Chrome and Safari do not?

I am new to the Mac World, I am stuck with the fact that on my 15 inch Mac Book Pro only Firefox 10.1 uses all the screen, while Chrome and Safari only use a portion of it. Chrome is the thing I miss ...
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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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Macbook Pro: Two displays - two different full screen applications

Is it possible to display two different applications on two displays in "extended" mode. What i mean: Xcode and Google Chrome have a button "arrows" in the top right corner. "On click" mac create ...
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How do I play DVDs fullscreen on an external monitor in Lion?

MacbookPro6,2 running Mac OS Lion 10.7.2 attempting to run a DVD fullscreen on an external monitor. My laptop display is primary, but I would like the DVD to run fullscreen on the External (a lovely ...
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How do I stay in the same desktop when I switch to a full screen app?

When I switch to a full screen mode app in OS X Lion, it automatically switches to Desktop 1. I prefer to automatically switch back to the Desktop that I was in before I switched to the full screen ...
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How to open a app in fullscreen via terminal in bash code

I would like to know how you would be able to open a app of your choice in fullscreen by using bash code in terminal.
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Can't switch to full screen apps or evoke Mission Control after sleep

Occasionally when I am working and put my MacBook to sleep, when I wake it up again, I am unable to switch to apps that I have had open in full screen. Similarly, if I open an app after sleep, switch ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to navigate full screen windows of the same application?

Or is there some app that will let me do it. This bug has been forever since Lion. Isn't it about time apple fixed it?
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iPad 1st generation, using as full screen browser (kiosk mode)

I have an old 1st generation iPad, which I want to recycle as a family photo/info display. I plan to create a website with the required info and want to have the iPad to display just that site, ...
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Is there a way to force a game running in full screen to become a window?

I am playing a game called Bookworm on the Mac, and it starts as a full screen game, and the only way seems to be from its Options to choose not to run in full screen. What if a game doesn't provide ...
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Lion Fullscreen Desktop Switching Quirk

I make Java programs, many of which require input from the command line before they actually open a window. When I'm using the Terminal in fullscreen mode and I run java Program, it jumps over to an ...
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Two windows on Mac OS X full-screen

How can I open related windows of the same app in the same full screen workspace? For example, in Safari, when in fullscreen mode, if I click on Preferences it opens the window in another desktop.
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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 ...
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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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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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Youtube full screen doesn't work properly on yosemite

Since my macbook is a 13" model, I like to use my entire screen when watching YouTube. But a problem has started. When my Firefox isn't in full screen, and I click the full screen button of my video, ...
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How can I speed up the way OS X takes a window into full screen

I click the green circle at the top left of my screen so my window can go into full-screen mode. Then I have to wait while my Mac performs some unnecessary animation to show me that I'm going into ...
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Can the Dock bar reserve it's horizontal space even if window is maximized?

I don't want to have the dock bar auto-hiding/showing, so I have it always enabled. When I maximize a window, two things happen: either it goes fullscreen so it hides the dock or I make it bigger (...
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How can I fix the Dual Monitor Fullscreen issue without updating to Maverick

Here's the problem: When one app (for instance YoutTube or a game) goes fullscreen on monitor A, monitor B slides right, into a new gray "desktop" (like the ones one can add in the top right corner ...
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Force an App to Open Full Screen in a Specific Desktop Space

I'm running Mavericks OS X 10.9 As the title suggests I would like to force an app to open in full screen in a specific desktop space. I can get an app to always open full screen, then position the ...
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Can I get Mavericks QuickLook to display Finder images scaled up to full screen like before?

In Lion if I used QuickLook to display an image, and then clicked the double arrows to make it full screen, it would scale the image to the size of my monitor (up too, not just down). Then when I used ...
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Can you Access the Versions menu while in fullscreen apps?

In Lion, a document's version history is normally accessed by clicking the arrow next to a document's name in the title bar. However, the title bar does not appear when an app is put into fullscreen ...
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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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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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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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Youtube wont fullscreen properly with Safari 9

After one of the latest Safari update (9.0.1 I believe) I can't use fullscreen option on Youtube properly. When I open youtube page and press F the player goes fullscreen, but the video area itself ...
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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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Automatically hide notifications from Notification Center while in fullscreen

I usually enjoy the notification center and need persistent notifications to bother me so I actually get stuff done. However, I would like these notifications to be suppressed (not dismissed, but ...
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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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Fullscreen Browser App without navbar

I'm looking for a fullscreen browser app for iPad with no navbar, so the user can only navigate on the same page but not go anywhere else. Does anybody know an app for this? Or is it possible to do ...
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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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Speeding up switching between multiple desktops (speed up or remove transition) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable animation when switching desktops in Lion? I am a PC user who switches between many applications and now I use many full screen apps on the Mac (aka multiple ...