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How to get the chrome tabs to always show when in full screen mode?

With latest version of Chrome, there is the option to show the Toolbar (which includes tabs) in the View menu.
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Full screen YouTube still shows Dock and Menu Bar

If none of that works, open Terminal and enter killall Dock.
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Unable to resize windows on split full screen in MacOS Mojave when using external monitor

WORKAROUND: Read somewhere that to get (temporarily) the resizing bar, you drag one of the split windows by the title to the other side of the monitor. The bar will remain for a while. Resize, and if ...
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Chrome address bar disappeared after update

Open Google Chrome on your Mac Move cursor to top of screen where OS Toolbar is located and click VIEW In the drop-down menu that appears, click "Always show toolbar in full screen"
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How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?

I found that BetterTouchTool solves this problem nicely (Note: BetterTouchTool is no longer free, the trial expires after 45 days). The Preferences aren't quite intuitive: Select "Other" category at ...
52 votes

Disable Esc shortcut to quit Fullscreen

It is way easier - in Firefox: In the URL bar write "about:config" Agree with security risks Search for "escape", it should find the entry browser.fullscreen.exit_on_escape Double ...
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Is there a way to make the Menu bar show at all times in fullscreen windows?

This is possible in macOS 12 Monterrey!! 🥳 In System Preferences ❭ Dock & Menu Bar ❭ Dock & Menu Bar, under the "Menu Bar" section at the bottom, you'll find this beautiful and ...
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Can I hide the toolbar in Safari while in Full Screen mode?

In Safari 10.0.1 on macOS Sierra it is quite simple - you have to uncheck View > Always Show Toolbar in Full Screen to hide the toolbar.
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How to disable Full Screen Animation on OS X 10.9

macOS Sierra (10.12) introduced "reduce motion". Go to System Preferences > Accessibility > Display and check the box labeled Reduce motion. I find this makes things much more pleasant ...
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How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?

You can go to System Preferences -> Dock uncheck "Double-click a window's title bar to minimize" and then, when you double click on the title bar in a window, it will maximize the window without going ...
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Disable full screen system wide on OS X 10.9.5

It's true there's no way to alter the default within OS X itself. Plenty of experts have tried, there have been detailed discussions at Stack Exchange and other sites, but there's no command you can ...
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Move a full screen app to second monitor

You can use Mission Control (formerly known as Exposé) to move full screen apps across monitors. Mission Control initially shows lists of workspaces across the top of all monitors, and when you move ...
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How do I fullscreen browser content in Google Chrome?

View → Enter Full Screen (⌃⌘F), then View → Always show toolbar in full screen (⇧⌘F).
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Disable full screen system wide on OS X 10.9.5

The best way is to avoid clicking on that green button BUT instead double click anywhere on the title bar of the window.
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Make the Menu Bar never show while in Full Screen

Save the following AppleScript to a file named fullscreen.scpt: use framework "AppKit" use scripting additions repeat with runningApp in current application's NSWorkspace's sharedWorkspace's ...
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When in Fullscreen OSX Yosemite won't hide the dock

Open Terminal and type: killall Dock This will restart the process.
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Is there a way to make the Menu bar show at all times in fullscreen windows?

In addition to what others have said (using the ALT/OPTION + CLICK green maximize button), to designate a Desktop Space for one app, you can do a: 3 (or 4) Finger Swipe Up to bring up the spaces menu ...
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Full screen YouTube still shows Dock and Menu Bar

I have this same problem with YouTube, Netflix, mPlayerX and VLC, where the Dock stays visible (on-top) after making the video go full screen. This problem can be fixed by going into System ...
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How to enable horizontal split in full screen mode in El Capitan

As implemented on iOS 9 and later, OS X 10.11 lets you split the unified full-screen view into two portrait sections with one application on the left side of the partition and a different one on the ...
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Is there a way to make the Menu bar show at all times in fullscreen windows?

This is possible in macOS 12 Monterrey!! 🥳 In System Preferences ❭ Dock & Menu Bar ❭ Dock & Menu Bar, under the "Menu Bar" section at the bottom, you'll find this beautiful and ...
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How do I switch between desktops and full screen apps when accessing a remote machine via Screen Sharing?

do a spotlight search on the remote mac with the string "mission control". Works on Yosemite at least
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Safari videos always go full-screen by themselves

STOP YOUTUBE, ETC. VIDEOS FROM OPENING FULL SCREEN Note: If you don’t see DEBUG as an option on the Safari menu at the top of the screen, first enable it as indicated in the next set of instructions ...
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Mail opens a window randomly in split screen with my fullscreen window

I've been having the exact same problem for a while - particularly interesting while I'm trying to watch netflix! I found a checkbox option in the Mail->Preferences tab which says "Prefer opening ...
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Launch apps full screen

You can use automator to create an application that will launch the application that you want to open in full screen and run an apple script. The script can perform a keystroke to run the shortcut for ...
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Make the green full screen window icon on Yosemite maximize windows

@Wladimir Palant has a great solution, using BetterTouchTool to reassign the role of the green button. Works for me! Note: @Wladimir's answer actually solves this question, not the one he posted in....
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How to enable horizontal split in full screen mode in El Capitan

I use Spectacle with following keys combinations: alt + cmd + left key # split window and set to left side alt + cmd + right key alt + cmd + up alt + cmd + down alt + cmd + f ...
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Why can I not maximize Activity Monitor to full screen?

Each application can opt in or out of full screen mode. From Apple's perspective, Activity Monitor is an "instrument", like a calculator or a multimeter, for example. You can test it on your ...
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Chrome on macOS fullscreen shortcut unexpectedly changed

After some investigation, I found it's a recent behavior change in macOS Monterey, not Chrome. All Apple apps changed the previous Cmd+Ctrl+F shortcut to Fn+F. And Apple updated their document, take ...
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Make the Menu Bar never show while in Full Screen

The closest solution I've found is to do as mentioned earlier, disabling "Displays have separate spaces" in Mission Control. This only makes sense in a multi-monitor environment, as the menubar still ...
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Make the Menu Bar never show while in Full Screen

My solution in Python: import autopy.mouse as mouse from time import sleep while True: x, y = mouse.location() if y < 5: mouse.move(x, 5) sleep(0.1)

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