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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OS X Lion Fullscreen App's Menu Bar - Increase wait time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add a delay to menubar dropdown in fullscreen apps When you make an application full screen in Lion, you can move your cursor to the very top of the screen, wait about half a ...
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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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Enforce maximum content width in Safari (Lion full-screen on big monitor)

Web sites vary as to whether they enforce a maximum width for the content within the window. When running Safari full screen on Lion, is there a simple way (without rolling up my sleeves and playing ...
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Hide Xcode's toolbar in fullscreen mode

How can I hide Xcode's toolbar in fullscreen mode (cmd + ctrl + f)? I tried to hide it and then go into fullscreen but it appeared immediately. Also I tried to hide it using right-click -> hide ...
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How to put a application in fullscreen using shell command in Mavericks?

I would like to ensure a application is running in fullscreen using a shell command (or script). I've seen some approaches that tell the application to execute a keyboard shortcut (cmd+ctrl+f) but ...
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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 (...
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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 it more memory/processor-efficient to open many windows in one desktop, or to make all these windows fullscreen?

I have many, many windows that must be open all at once (VM, Email client, browser, IDE, source navigator, issue tracker, notebook, etc...), and have often bumped up against my MacBook's 16GB of RAM. ...
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How to remove Preview.app on-screen navigation toolbar?

When I open a picture in fullscreen, it has an overlay like this: Is there a way to permanently disable it?
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Unable to exit full screen mode in Eclipse

I just installed Eclipse and went into the full screen mode but, unlike with other apps, the top bar wouldn't appear when I positioned the cursor at the top of the screen, so I was stuck in full ...
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Prevent Xcode windows from exiting fullscreen after wake from sleep?

Often, when I log out of my computer, I'll enable "Reopen windows when logging back in". One of the first things I'll do when I log back on, is swipe over to my fullscreen Xcode project. The Xcode ...
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Dock in Lion FullScreen

I would like to know if there is a way to have the dock always there when running an App fullscreen in lion?
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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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prevent preview.app from automatically starting slideshow when switching to fullscreen view

I read a lot of PDF files in preview. Whenever I open a file, switch to fullscreen to have a view in which I can focus on reading the PDF without being distracted, after 5 seconds, preview.app goes to ...
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Full screen problem

Whenever I use a full screen app, it first blacks out my other monitors and then whenever I click on another monitor it closes the full screen app and goes to windowed mode. I would like it to just ...
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Open menù on fullscreen app

I'm using this arrangement for my notebook + 24inch monitor. I primarily work on my notebook and the big screen is used just for secondary stuff. The problem is that i cannot use full-screen ...
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How can I keep notification center enabled, even when I'm in a full-screen app?

I'm running 10.9.4 on a MacBook Air, and when I enter composition mode in Scrivener (which is a full-screen mode) I find that the Mac Notification Center is completely disabled. Any alerts I receive ...
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Embedded vimeo videos can't be run in fullscreen mode in Firefox

Once when I opened a Vimeo video in a fullscreen mode, I was prompted whether I want to allow Vimeo to use fullscreen mode. I checked "do not ask again" and clicked "No" by accident. It was embedded ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching to an open full-screen preview window

If I have a document open in full-screen mode in Preview, and other documents open in windowed mode, I can switch FROM the full-screen window to other applications with CMD+TAB, and I can cycle the ...
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Open PDF in full screen from the command line

I've written a simple-minded "take a break" reminder which just opens a PDF notice. This works fine, but I wish I could open the PDF file in full screen mode from the command line. Does anyone know ...
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MenuBar doesn't show up in full screen mode

I'm trying to use the full screen mode in Lion, but I can't get the menubar to show up at all. I push my cursor up to the top of the screen, wait a second, and nothing. Some apps will seem like they'...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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-...
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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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MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) yellow tint when watching Netflix or YouTube in fullscreen

I noticed recently that when I try to watch YouTube videos or Netflix in full screen on my Macbook Air, the whole screen will wash out with orange and yellow and I can't see anything. But it's ...
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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 ...
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How to open applications in fullscreen via Terminal

I just created a script to open my most-used apps, but I have two questions about it. The code of the script is the following: #!/bin/bash echo "Hi $(whoami)" echo "Openning your default apps..." ...
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How to set a wallpaper for apps in full screen (in Yosemite and higher)

Some apps, like Terminal and Textmate, offer transparent windows. With a good wallpaper, this can look really great. But apps in full screen mode have a black background, not your wallpaper. Is ...
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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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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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Full screen mode across multiple monitors on Yosemite

I have a mid 2014 15" MacBook Pro Retina connected to 3 1920x1080 monitors on thunderbolt+HMDI ports (NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB). The monitors are in portrait mode with total screen resolution of ...
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How to force the new 10.10.3 Photo app to open in full screen after restart?

Every time I start my new photo app, it NEVER starts in full-screen. Even if its was previously closed in full-screen!
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How to open new Safari window on primary display

I am using a monitor as my second display for my MacBook Air. I have Netflix fullscreen on my second display. Whenever I want a Safari window on my primary display, I have to go to the second display, ...
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Safari Presentation Mode command line

I created a HTML5 presentation that I would like to run fullscreen (no toolbars, just viewport). With a simple command line I can open the presentation in fullscreen on Chrome: open "/Applications/...
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iTunes visualiser always fullscreen

Since upgrading to Yosemite this morning, the iTunes visualiser runs in fullscreen and I can't get it back to windowed mode. The general iTunes Fullscreen shortcut has no effect, nor does the green ...
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Some applications have grey menu bar

When running (for example) a java application (Minecraft) in it's own space (in Mavericks) the menu bar disappears, but then a grey bar appears on top of the space. Is there anyway to fix this? It ...
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Mavericks: Preview pane spontaneously reappears when switching spaces

Sometime my preview pane spontaneously reappears whenever I switch to another (non full-screen) Space, e.g., with CTRL + → . This behavior continues even after I close the preview pane. ...
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Fullscreen app location in Mission Control

Is is possible to make the fullscreen applications be put right next to the desktop you are currently on, rather than to the right of all existing desktops in Mission Control?
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fullscreen youtube video on external display / avoid changing desktops

I'd like to entertain my 2 y.o. with cartoons while I' trying to work. The problem is that when I change desktops and use mission control it affects second display too. How can I fix fullscreen ...
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Boot straight into an application without showing the desktop

How do I boot straight into an application without showing the desktop? Essentially I would like to turn the machine on, see the grey screen with loading icon, and then see my application. The ...
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AirPlay Mirroring games to AppleTV?

So I've been looking into being able to send video wirelessly from my mbpro to my tv. One of my questions is can you actually mirror a fullscreen game to the AppleTV? I mostly only play minecraft and ...
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Making all application windows stay fullscreen on relaunch

I usually have 4+ fullscreen windows open whenever I use Xcode 4. When I quit Xcode, and reopen it, only one or two of the windows open as fullscreen, and the rest all open in a single desktop as ...
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Can the iPad Mail app show the message list full screen?

I just got an iPad (not an iPad 2) and I would like to see the list of messages in the Mail app full screen and not just in the side bar, like they are now. Is this possible?
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Problem with returning to iTunes when in full-screen mode

I've a problem with full-screen mode in Lion. Let's say I opened iTunes and set it to full-screen mode. I start a video in iTunes and when I exit from the video it turns back to iTunes as it should ...
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Automatically change settings of Terminal when in full screen

I often use emacs from a terminal (emacs -nw), and when comparing two files side-by-side (C-x 3) it is often useful to go into full-screen mode. I'm using a 27" screen, so full-screen mode provides a ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...