Chrome Full Screen: How To Enable And Disable The Mode

Dhir Acharya - Dec 23, 2020

Chrome Full Screen: How To Enable And Disable The Mode

Chrome full screen is a useful mode in the web browser that will let you view webpages with 100% of the space on the display. Here's how to use it.

Usually, when you use the Google Chrome web browser, you will see a few important bars above the web page you’re viewing. While these bars are important for major tasks, they can take up a part of your viewing space. To overcome this problem, video streaming services always offer a full-screen mode that lets you view content on the entire display instead of just a part. The good news is, there is a similar mode in Google Chrome, which is often known as Chrome full screen.

Chrome full screen
Chrome full screen

In the web browser, you can eliminate distractions as you are browsing the internet by hiding all the other programs currently running. The mode also hides the taskbar and dock at the bottom of the screen, which means you cannot open the programs once you are in the full-screen mode.

In this post, we will show you how to activate this mode in the Google Chrome browser.

How to full screen Chrome?

In this section, you will learn how to use the full-screen mode in Google Chrome, including enabling and disabling it.

Firstly, we will show you how to use the full-screen mode on a computer.

  • Step 1: Open the Google Chrome software on your computer.
  • Step 2: In this step, there are two options for you to choose from.

The first and simpler way is pressing F11 on the keyboard, which will immediately make the webpage you’re viewing go full screen.

The second method is clicking on the three-dot icon in the menu at the top-right corner of the screen. Then, click on the empty square button that’s located next to the Zoom option.

Chrome full screen
What the full-screen mode looks like

Secondly, you will learn how to go full screen if you are using Google Chrome on a Mac computer.

  • Step 1: Go to Google Chrome on your computer.
  • Step 2: Just like on other PCs, you can click on the three-dot icon located in the top-right menu of the screen. Next, click on the empty square icon next to the Zoom option.

Otherwise, you can click on the small green dot at the top-left corner of the browser window. You can find this button in many Mac applications, which will take you to the full-screen mode.

How to exit full-screen Chrome?

Exiting the Chrome full screen mode just as simple as activating it. The fastest method is pressing F11 on your keyboard, which will immediately bring you back to the original interface. This is a very convenient Chrome full screen shortcut to use on Windows computer.

However, if you are using a Mac computer, you can exit the full-screen mode by clicking on the empty square or clicking the green dot. You should hold the mouse at the top of the display for a while until the green dot shows up.

Otherwise, you can press the Control+command+F combination to either enter or exit the full-screen mode in Google Chrome.

Chrome full screen
Chrome full screen

Google Chrome shortcut keys

Apart from F11, there are several other keyboard shortcuts that you can use to navigate faster in the web browser. Therefore, in this section, we will list out the most common ones for you.

  • To open a homepage in the browser, you need to press Alt+Home.
  • To forward a page, just press Alt+Right arrow.
  • To cancel a download or stop a page from loading, you need to press the Esc key.
  • If you want to zoom in or zoom out a webpage, you just have to press Ctrl+(+) or Ctrl+(-).
  • To move from the current tab to another one, simply press Ctrl+1-8, and you will be taken to the corresponding tab.
  • By pressing Ctrl+9, you will be taken to the last tab.
  • To reset the zoom level to default, just press Ctrl+0.
  • The combination Ctrl+Enter will complete an address quickly. For instance, if you type “computerhope” in an address bar and press this keyboard shortcut, it will be automatically completed as
  • If you want to clear private data quickly, you can bring up the Clear browsing data window by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Del.
Chrome full screen
Chrome full screen
  • To hide or unhide the bookmark bar, simply press Ctrl+Shift+B.
  • By pressing Ctrl+A, you will be able to select everything shown on a webpage.
  • To bookmark the tab that’s currently opened, you need to press Ctrl+D.
  • If you want to search for a keyword on a currently opened webpage, you just have to press Ctrl+F, then type in the word you’re looking for.
  • Pressing Ctrl+O will help you open a file in the Chrome browser.
  • To call for the browser history in a new tab, simply press Ctrl+H.
  • To bring up the download window, all you have to do is pressing Ctrl+J.
  • By pressing Ctrl+E or Ctrl+K, you will move the text cursor to the omnibox, meaning you can type in a search query in Google Search.
  • To close a current tab using the keyboard, just press Ctrl+T.

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