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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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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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How To Open Apps in Full Screen on Yosemite? [duplicate]

There used to be a way where if you opened an app in Full Screen and then quit, it would reopen in full screen. However in Yosemite, I don't know how to do this for full screen apps. Is there a way to ...
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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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Full-screen apps and desktop arrangements

The picture above is a screenshot from Mission Control showing the desktop and full-screen apps. The problem is that I want a different arrangement. I want the order to be Safari-Desktop-iTunes. I can'...
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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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How do I open two/multiple fullscreen views simultaneously in 10.7 Lion?

When I open two Lion-supported-fullscreen apps in dual-monitor mode, one monitor shows one app while the other monitor shows a "fabric" pattern/texture. The other fullscreen app is available by swipe ...
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Lock fullscreen app positions

Is it possible (natively, or with a 3rd party tool), to lock the position of fullscreen apps in Lion? My problem is... whenever I click on a fullscreen app in the dock, it takes me to that app, but ...
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Application Exposé with fullscreen window?

Application Exposé (sometimes known as Application Windows) is a wonderful feature. One that I have wished for very hard! However, it seems it isn't available when an using an application window in ...
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Fit-screen dosn't fill all the screen

I'm new Mac user, on Yosemite. Some apps, like Chrome Sublime Text, when I double click on the title bar doesn't fit my screen, check the image Also for some others apps, Like Xcode or Safari it ...
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How to get full screen button in other applications on OS X?

I want the full screen button in image 2 to appear in the app shown in image 1 (Photoshop). In Chrome there's an option to go full screen, but in Photoshop and Office this does not exist. Is there any ...
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Is Apple's multi monitor still not working on Mavericks or do I misunderstand it?

Mavericks still hasn't solved the multi monitor issue to my great distress. Running a MacBook Air 13″ and a Cinema Display 27″ at times I use all the default provided Mavericks tools to monitor my ...
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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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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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Fullscreen a running application from the terminal

I'm trying to pull a prank on a friend. I have a shell script that continuously cats a C source code file so make it look like the terminal is "hacking" something. The next thing I would like to do is ...
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cmd + [num] doesn't change screen to go to app in fullscreen mode

Consider the situation where I have two spaces screens. From the second screen I open a terminal and make it fullscreen. By doing so I expected cmd+3 to take me to the terminal app, but it doesn't ...
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Lion Mail: Drag to Select vs. Drag to Move

I'm using Mail in Lion in three-pane full screen mode. Let's say I put my pointer over a message in the middle pane. I push the touchpad with my thumb to click and hold, and start to move the pointer ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Spotlight doesn't work in full screen Google Chrome on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

I've noticed that the Spotlight Search keyboard shortcut (cmd space) doesn't work if I'm running Google Chrome (12.0.742.122) as full screen application in Lion. Is this a Chrome-related bug or is ...
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Is there a way to auto spectacle every app / window that I open from different programs upon opening?

I recently bought a 2019 mac book pro and am a new user to mac os, it has been quite the learning curve and there are still many quirks and features I don't quite like about mac os understand. For ...
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Full-screen applications on 90 degree rotated external monitor incredibly laggy

I have a 2018 MBP running 10.14.3 -- it's connected to a dock with 3 external monitors. Two are through display port and one through HDMI. The dock connects via USB-C. I have one monitor that's ...
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disable iPhone full screen video

I'm trying to watch a web presentation (passworded, can't provide a live link) arranged like this: When I view the site on an iPhone, Safari "helpfully" zooms the video to full screen, covering the ...
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Fullscreen issue

I've got a MacBook Air (early 2015) and time to time I have a problem with fullscreen mode. When controls disappear (cursor as well) video may become darker or change the saturation. I'm not sure what ...
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Keyboard shortcut switch to space

I just found out about the ^1, ^2 etc. keyboard shortcuts for switching to desktops. Those only do desktops though. How can I set-up keyboard shortcuts to switch to spaces? E.g. full-screen safari ...
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Remove menu bar and dock from external monitor?

I have a MacBook Air (10.13.2). I'd like to play videos full screen on an external monitor, while still being able to continue working on my MacBook. I can't get it the way I'd like. Whenever I click ...
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Finder preview automatically goes full screen whenever Finder gets focus

I hit some Cmd + ? shortcut while previewing a file and now I have a problem. Whenever Finder has focus, it goes straight into this full-screen mode. Heres a quick screencast. To put it another way:...
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Can't go fullscreen in any app

For several weeks, I haven't been able to go full-screen in any app on my laptop. I thought it was a Chrome problem with YouTube, because when I hit the full-screen button in a movie (bottom-right ...
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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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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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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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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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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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True fullscreen browser display

I confess I'm not a regular Mac user so apologies in advance if this is a stupid question. I'm building a web page to be displayed (offline) as a projection on a wall. On the Windows PC, running ...
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Swipe between apps but continue to see the menu bar

What I really like about my Magic Mouse is that I can swipe between apps using two finger swipes. But it only works for apps that are in full screen. That is okay, but I miss the menu bar when those ...
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Force Mac window to become full-screen [duplicate]

I am wondering how to make a window that can’t usually be opened in full-screen (i.e. TextEdit or Dictionary) able to be opened in full-screen by using the full-screen button. Is this possible?
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Jumping between full screens in Yosemite?

I like having many full screens open (in the same ‘space’), but it bothers me that I have to press CMD+right twice to get from 1 to 3; it should be possible to jump directly to 3 with a shortcut like ...
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Yosemite - Use fullscreen (as in proper fullscreen) for apps that don't support it

I am using Mac OSX Yosemite and I actually love the green button fullscreen mode, as in, the one you get when you press the green button with the double arrows. Although that may be because when I ...
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Run 'real VNC Viewer' in full screen mode

Full Screen Mode After updating to Yosemite you can now run applications in 'Full Screen Mode' (Application runs in full screen without the OS X toolbar at the top) if it's supported. Problem I am ...
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Easily check time in Yosemite full screen mode

I'm trying to embrace Yosemite's full screen by default. Mostly I'm getting used to and liking it... except for the fact that without a menu bar I can't check the time at a glance. What are some easy ...
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Yosemite repeatedly tells me to open system preferences to give control to RightZoom but it is checked in system preferences. Whats the matter?

Whenever I reboot Yosemite (MacBook Pro Early 2011 model), it keeps giving me a bunch of these messages. I have included an image of the , but then when it opens up System Preferences, RightZoom is ...
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Missing fullscreen arrows in Mountain Lion

When I run iTap Mobile RDP on my Macbook Pro, I set the Windows resolution to "native", with "fullscreen" off. When I open a connection to Windows, the OS X window shows the usual "fullscreen" arrows ...
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Any way to add Lion full-screen feature for TaskPaper by AppleScript?

I am using TaskPaper and, unlike most Mountain Lion apps, it appears that there is no way to make it go full screen. Would it be possible to use an AppleScript to make it go full screen in the same ...
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Fix app window on spaces change?

I'm working with 2 screens. On the smaller I have documentation open while on bigger I have IDE. When making terminal fullscreen it will go big on one screen(bigger), while making other blank. Is ...