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Old Jul 4, 2011, 04:44 PM   #1
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Getting out of full screen mode?

possible stupid question, after going full screen on an app like chrome how do i get back out ? i cant see any other way other than closing the app and reopening : / im sure im missing something obvious but cant work it out

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Old Jul 4, 2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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Chrome is a bit odd in that it both does and does not support Lion's full-screen at the same time. I think it's just a coincidence in how it was implemented.

Either way: the menu items are still functional as is the key combo: View -> Exit Full Screen and cmd-shift-F.

Normally when an app supports Lion's full screen, there'd be a button for it on the right side of the menu bar. (Plus the aforementioned menu items.)
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Old Jul 4, 2011, 05:00 PM   #3
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I can't confirm this right now, but I'm pretty sure the ESC key will exit out of full screen.
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Old Jul 4, 2011, 05:01 PM   #4
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Why is the Chrome implementation such a hack? Could they not do it properly for some reason?
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Old Jul 4, 2011, 05:02 PM   #5
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Why is the Chrome implementation such a hack? Could they not do it properly for some reason?
Lion isn't public yet.
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I can't confirm this right now, but I'm pretty sure the ESC key will exit out of full screen.
Normally, indeed. In Chrome, not so much. I've had the same problem.
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Old Jul 4, 2011, 05:05 PM   #7
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I can't confirm this right now, but I'm pretty sure the ESC key will exit out of full screen.
As mentioned, Chrome had a fullscreen mode before lion, however it is googles own implementation and therefore it does not act the same as apples fullscreen applications.
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Chrome should fix this in their next update.

Those using the beta or dev versions of Chrome, is the problem still existant in those builds?
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Old Jul 4, 2011, 05:11 PM   #9
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Chrome should fix this in their next update.

Those using the beta or dev versions of Chrome, is the problem still existant in those builds?
It's still broken in the 13.0.782.41 beta.

My problem with the fullscreen chrome is that you lose the address bar and tabs which i struggle to live without.
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Old Jul 4, 2011, 05:17 PM   #10
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This one will be fixed before long.

If you want to track the progress of the fixing, see the following page

http://groups.google.com/a/chromium....645ee?lnk=raot

(Gotta love open source software...)

PS Feel free to add your comments to that page if you want to hurry the Chrome devs along... ;-p
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Safari is the most compatible browser with Lion GM at the moment and is actually a very nice improvement over the version on SL.

Maybe you should try it out? I was a major Chrome user on SL but have given Safari the green light in Lion and haven't been let down yet.
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Old Jul 4, 2011, 07:26 PM   #12
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Safari is the most compatible browser with Lion GM at the moment and is actually a very nice improvement over the version on SL.

Maybe you should try it out? I was a major Chrome user on SL but have given Safari the green light in Lion and haven't been let down yet.
Totally agree, but it's a pity there is still no combined search/address bar.
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Totally agree, but it's a pity there is still no combined search/address bar.
I agree, if they had that it would nearly be perfect.
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I agree, if they had that it would nearly be perfect.
Also, not having to do keystrokes to get a new tab open. Why is it only when 2 tabs are open, a plus sign appears?
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Also, not having to do keystrokes to get a new tab open. Why is it only when 2 tabs are open, a plus sign appears?
Because it's in the tab bar and you have the tab bar hidden when there's only one tab.
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Because it's in the tab bar and you have the tab bar hidden when there's only one tab.
That's true, but it doesn't explain why it's not obvious to the casual user how to get a new tab up. Most users I see, don't even realise that Safari does tabs!
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Also, not having to do keystrokes to get a new tab open. Why is it only when 2 tabs are open, a plus sign appears?
You can add a New Tab button to the toolbar (View > Customize Toolbar...)
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You can add a New Tab button to the toolbar (View > Customize Toolbar...)
Excellent! That is very helpful. Didn't spot that. Thanks.
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possible stupid question, after going full screen on an app like chrome how do i get back out ? i cant see any other way other than closing the app and reopening : / im sure im missing something obvious but cant work it out

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I came here looking for the answer, but then stumbled on the solution by accident.

To get out of full screen mode, hover your cursor at the top of the screen, and the menu bar will appear. To the far right of the menu bar, you will see an icon that will let you get out of the full screen app.
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Old Jul 5, 2011, 09:11 PM   #20
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I came here looking for the answer, but then stumbled on the solution by accident.

To get out of full screen mode, hover your cursor at the top of the screen, and the menu bar will appear. To the far right of the menu bar, you will see an icon that will let you get out of the full screen app.
Doesn't work in Chrome, though. But that is how it should work, yes.
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Doesn't work in Chrome, though. But that is how it should work, yes.
Until they update Chrome, it's shift-cmd-f to get out of full-screen.
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Until they update Chrome, it's shift-cmd-f to get out of full-screen.

Did you read the second post in this thread?
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Did you read the second post in this thread?
Yes.. and your point is? I posted to repeat what you said, not for your benefit, but just in case others hadn't noticed your post.
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