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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Growl notifications in Fullscreen Apps

I've just re-installed Growl and noticed it's version 2.0 and for some reason cannot get growl notifications whilst in fullscreen applications like Chrome, Safari or iTunes. The notification is ...
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iTunes full screen movie won't play

I'm using iTunes 10.6.3 64-bit on a 13-inch Mid 2010 MBP running Mountain Lion OSX 10.8.1 When I pause a movie in full-screen mode in iTunes, the resume/play button remains greyed out. The only fix ...
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Mac Powerpoint 2011 “play” presentation w/out full screen?

I'm trying to play a presentation with Powerpoint without seeing it in full screen. (my goal is to take notes on the presentation in a separate window/app). Any ideas how to do this? I want to be ...
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How to disable menubar in full screen mode? [duplicate]

Currently, in full screen mode, when I move the cursor to the top of the window, the menubar will appear and push the entire window downwards. This is distracting/bad UX especially for apps that have ...
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ESC exits fullscreen mode in Safari. How to disable this? [duplicate]

There are a variety of answers already given to this question. Each of them is a gross, fragile hack. Except the one apparently preferred by the mods, which is a gross, fragile hack which no longer ...
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macOS: Safari hide Toolbar but show tab bar in full screen mode

In full screen mode, I want to see tab bar which helps me to decide x in cmd-x shortcut for changing web pages. The existing method in the linked questions is to "Always show Toolbar in full screen ...
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How to open a second finder window in split view when the current window is in full screen view

Let's say I have a finder window open in full screen view. I'd like to quickly open a second one, where both would be in the same split view. Sort of like using command-tab. And preferably to the ...
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Force “rooted” fullscreen windows to be unrooted

(Don't just tell me to Google this, it thinks I am asking about Android) On macOS, to my knowledge, there are currently two "types" of fullscreen applications. The "unrooted" one is used by many ...
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Weird cursor bug in Chrome in fullscreen mode

Chrome in fullscreen mode shows a really weird cursor when hovering over links. Sometimes it is half a cursor, sometimes it is three cursors and sometimes it is all of that in rapid change. I am using ...
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Is there a way to move all applications from one monitor to another?

Like many, I have an issue where when I plug my laptop back into my dock, all of my full screen applications are on different monitors than they were previously. They stay grouped somehow, but just ...
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Popup screen becomes full screen when application is full screen

I am using Eclipse. When I open popup window (e.g. "Open Resource") and the application is in fullscreen, the popup window also becomes fullscreen too. It is quite annoying. I don't know how to fix it....
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how to display 4:3 full screen game on widescreen monitor without stretching?

I am playing the game Age of Empires 1 on Mac OS Sierra, running on a 11 inch macbook air connected to a 23-inch Acer monitor with native 1920 x 1080 resolution. The game is for Windows and doesn't ...
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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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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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Dragging away a fullscreen window on Mac

I have recently switched to Mac after using Linux Mint and still getting used to its UX paradigms. Is it possible to: Go on full screen with a window by clicking on the blue dot. Then drag the ...
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Setting up multiple displays on a MacBook Pro as a single “giga-monitor.”

I have 2 extra monitors on my MacBook Pro. They are positioned like this: I would like to use monitors 1 and 2 as a single giga-monitor. Ideally I would like that VMWare Fusion would recognize them ...
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Can I display the menu bar in full screen mode in Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to always show menubar with fullscreen apps? Is there any way to always display menu bar in full screen mode in Lion?
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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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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 ...