Why won't Safari remember full-screen setting

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Mikegs, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Mikegs macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2010
    I wan't to use Safari in full screen. However when i close or quit safari, it goes to normal mode when re-opened.

    Other apps stay in full-screen unless manually changed
  2. BlackMangoTree macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    Can't be of any help sorry but it's driving me insane. Hopefully Apple fix it in the next update.
  3. abta1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2010
    Paris, France
    This doesn't happen to me, when I close safari using cmd + Q and reopen, it automatically goes into full screen mode.
  4. stuartmack1974 macrumors member

    May 9, 2011
    swansea, wales, uk
    What would also be a nice add on is remembering your preferred text size, so that when i hit the macrumours site, resize the text an dclick on a thread it stays at that size !!!!:mad:
  5. Mikegs thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2010
    That's strange. Anyone have ideas as to why Safari reopens as fullscreen in some but not others systems? Closing Safari by command-Q or command-W makes it reopen non-full screen in my system
  6. NewYorkRanger macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2010
    I'm having the same problem.

    Only way I can get it to stay full screen is if I check off "reopen windows when I login" when I log off my system, and that is if I leave Safari open when I log off.

    Otherwise, anytime I launch it, it doesn't open in full screen, just in a window.

    I recently re-installed Lion, this never happened before.
  7. wennydi macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2008
    open System Preferences > General, and deactivate "Close windows when quitting an application"
  8. machoflaco macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2013
    THANKS SO MUCH. This finally fixed the problem for me!
  9. jtemelko macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2015
    Yes, the deactivation of "Close windows when quitting an application" works in terms of re-opening Safari in full-screen mode but the annoying thing it opens on the last page you were browsing instead of your home page so it's not a 100% fix. C'mon Apple, you need to do better than that.

    Incidentally, I only switched to Mac OSx from Windows after they finally made a "Full Screen" button. That took many many years for a simple feature!
  10. anp27 macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    This solved it for me too, thanks! I'm actually on El Capitan 10.1.13 right now.
  11. jtemelko macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2015
    It will only open whatever your last window was but if you close this window before quitting it will open your home page in a small window only and not in full screen. There is no true way to make it open in full screen by default.
  12. Eyesare macrumors newbie


    May 1, 2018
    Perth, Australia
    Didn't work for me!

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