Full Screen in Mac OS X Lion?

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  1. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry for being an absolute douche guys, but I can't figure out the Shortcut Key to put apps into full screen in Lion?

    ^⌘F

    Does anyone have a clue?
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    You got it JJ...:cool:
     
  3. cavemonkey50 macrumors 6502

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    If you don't know the keys, it's Control + Command + F.
     
  4. Julien macrumors 604

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    I use the arrows in the top right and ESC to exit. However I'm having a problem with Chrome. It goes into full screen but ESC dont return it. How do you shortcut OUT of full screen and does it work with Chrome.

    I have had to close/restart Chrome to exit full screen mode.
     
  5. Julien macrumors 604

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    When I hit this nothing happens in Safari or Chrome.:confused:
     
  6. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Works for me in Safari. Does the option appear in the View menu?
     
  7. Julien macrumors 604

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    How do you return a window from full screen?

    Control + Command + f = nothing for me?:confused:
     
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  9. Julien macrumors 604

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    Strange but that doesn't work either.
     
  10. MarsDude macrumors newbie

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    ctrl + cmd + F is in the view menu, but doesn't work here either. Tried it on Safari and Mail.
     
  11. MarsDude macrumors newbie

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    Found it! Evernote uses the same shortcut for it's search. Open Evernote and in the preferences click that shortcut and change it to something else.

    Now the Full-screen shortcut works.
     
  12. Julien macrumors 604

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    Thanks, that fixed Full Screen. Now how do I fix Exit Full Screen?
     
  13. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Scroll to the top of the screen and at the very top right you click the arrows pointing inward box...:cool:

    Or you can press the same keys and it will revert back....
     
  14. Rob9874 macrumors regular

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    I don't see the arrows-pointing-inward button in Chrome.
     
  15. trackbikes macrumors regular

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    same here i can find no way to take chrome out of full screen :(

    apart from that ..loving lion
     
  16. brichardson macrumors newbie

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    Reverting from Full Screen in Chrome

    Shift + Command + F works for me as a toggle in all apps. All "full screen" compatible apps have the "outward pointing arrows" at the top right to make them go full screen. MOST full screen apps will then have the "inward pointing arrows" at the top right of the screen (next to the Spotlight icon) that will cause the app to go back to windowed mode.

    The inward pointing arrows are NOT available at the top right of the screen when in Chrome in Full Screen app mode - you'll need to use the Keyboard Shortcut.
     
  17. torrepalmakn macrumors newbie

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    thanks, this works for my chrome.:)
     
  18. that user macrumors member

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    Uhm... I have a question about the full screen, too.

    Why is the transition animation so so ugly? And is there any way to change it? (I thought there might be an option somewhere like the minimizing animation option.)
     

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