Non apple apps in fullscreen mode, e.g. eclipse?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jojo0815, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. jojo0815 macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Hi all,

    does anyone know if it is possible to use apps that are originally not from apple in fullscreen mode, i.e. as fullscreen app?

    I am asking in particular for a fullscreen mode for eclipse. That would be really nice. But i am sure there exist a number of other programs that might take advantage from running as fullscreen app.

    Does anyone know where to change settings?
  2. emiljan macrumors 6502


    Jan 25, 2010
    In Firefox you are able to do this by pressing shift+command+f. Maybe other applications have the same effect.
  3. Mrguidogenio macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2011
    This is not Apple full Screen mode. It''s the way Firefox do it. You will realize there are no arrow in the Menu Bar to return, as it happen with Mail, iTunes, Safari, iCal, etc

    For the Apple way of full screen you'll have to wait for each dev to update the app.
  4. jojo0815 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
  5. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    The devs must rewrite the code and add in the fullscreen APIs for it to work.
  6. jbuk macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    Eclipse is very unlikely to get fullscreen anytime soon, as it is a Java app and not native Objective-C/Cocoa, so it doesn't have the same API access that native apps do.

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