Full screen mode?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by whit8725, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. whit8725 macrumors newbie

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    Hi I've switched from Windows to Mac, I used to enjoy having a full screen for the Browser. How can I do this on mac? I don't want to see a top screen when I'm surfing. I just want to be immersed into the web page I'm on and nothing else.

    Help?
     
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  3. Big Dave macrumors 6502

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    You can hide the tool bar and the tab bar under "view". That may help a little.
     
  4. whit8725 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I think you can only hide the tool bars and tab bar to make it like IE's full screen mode.
     
  6. spoonerist macrumors newbie

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    Chrome has a full screen mode under View > Full Screen, but as far as I'm aware, it's been disabled on the Mac Chrome until version 5.

    You can do full screen mode in Safari if you download Glims.
     
  7. whit8725 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you're right its disabled man! Oh no! This is terrible. When do we get version 5? I was liking full screen mode on Windows 7. I don't want the nasty tool bar on top. I seldom use it when I'm on the browser.
     
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    there is no true full screen without the menu bar in OS X as applications are windowed processes. the green button is for zoom which increases the window size to fit the content.

    full screen is available in more multimedia type situations like photo editing in iPhoto and movie playback in QuickTime, iTunes, Front Row etc.

    you can however get a nice plugin for Safari called Glims which adds 'kiosk' mode to Safari which has a true full screen mode with the menu bar hidden.
     
  9. monkeyvn87 macrumors newbie

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    base on my knowledge about Mac. there is no concept about full screen on Mac OS.

    Full screen on mac OS means full AVAILABLE space on Mac desktop. of course, if a tool bar or any windows locate on Desktop, Maximize button can not make your current windows cover them.
     
  10. jbuk macrumors regular

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    Firefox 3.6 does full-screen (no menu bar, hiding toolbar etc)
     
  11. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

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    That it does! Cmd-Shift-F is the shortcut.
     
  12. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Chrome on mac is not as good on windows, it still has a lot of bugs and missing features, what annoys me the most is that it messes up expose a lot of the time.

    Firefox has full screen mode but Safari doesnt.
     
  13. coops macrumors regular

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    If it's a cocoa app you can use mega zoomer to go full screen, get it here

    http://ianhenderson.org/megazoomer.html

    Works on any cocoa app like Safari or Pathfinder...

    Or Opera browser has it built in.... assigned it on system prefs to a keybard shortcut, and use better touch tool to get the touchpad gestures for switching tabs and back/forward....


    Coops
     
  14. berger macrumors newbie

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  15. Mr Dobey macrumors 6502

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    Chrome Beta now suppors full screen mode in OS X :)
     
  16. whit8725 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how can i do this please?
     
  17. sammich macrumors 601

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    Click the spanner at the top right of your screen.
     
  18. whit8725 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thats just too cool for words. :eek:
     

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