Fullscreen is a display mode in which a particular application occupies an entire screen, usually without any visible controls, title bars or other UI elements.

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Cannot run games in fullscreen after installing USB graphics adapter

I purchased a USB 3.0 graphics card to get around my graphic card's limitation that only allows two active monitors at once. It works perfectly fine and now I'm able to use three monitors at once. ...
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Youtube Progress bar will not go away in fullscreen mode

Started a few months ago, having trouble getting full-screen progress bar to recede after a few seconds, but now no matter what I do I cannot get it to go away. I've tried clicking on the black ...
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How to get a fullscreen with tabs in Firefox

I want to have a fullscreen with the tabs bar in Firefox running on top of Ubuntu 14.10, how can I do that?
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Video progress bar will not go away in full screen

At the beginning of the summer I started to have a problem with YouTube where the progress bar would not disappear in full screen. I just refreshed the page and it would go away. Now, if I change any ...
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Windows 10 apps in fullscreen mode by default

In Windows 10 Technical Preview, the "Modern apps" now starts in windowed mode by default. Is there any option to make the apps start in fullscreen mode by default?
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Windows 7 host VirtualBox full-screen crash [closed]

I have installed VirtualBox on my main drive. When I run (host: Windows 7, updated) my virtual machine works fine until I try to enable full-screen*. Then it crashes with the following error: The ...
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How to make the Firefox's message “… is now fullscreen” less obtrusive?

Illustration of the problem When a web page in Firefox switches to full-screen then even though the website is allowed to switch to full-screen automatically (Tools > Page Info > Permissions > Enter ...
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How to automatically make a program fullscreen when on a second monitor

Is there a way to automatically display any program window in fullscreen mode (resizing it, magnifier) on a second screen, even if it's not possible with the program itself?
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How to choose which display to run a fullscreen program in windows

Similar to this question, but for windows. Particularly with a unity game that needs to be run on a second "extended" monitor in full-screen mode. I saw someone use a cmd prompt and specify which ...
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Changing fullscreen default resolution in Windows

So, I have a graphics card (GTX660) which handles some pretty awesomely resolution, and a monitor which only supports up to 1920x1080. Most games are fine: they have at least one of: Alt+Enter ...
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Unable to play games in fullscreen on dual monitors

I have an AMD Radeon HD 5700 series and 2 displays 1 24 inch samsung S24C300 and 1 Eizo EV2303W I run windows 8. When I try to play a game in full screen both the screens go black and nothing ...
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All full screen software go to desktop at launch

All the applications that run at full screen launch, show a black screen and then return to the desktop. I've already cecked and nothing is popping up and showing notifications or other windows. I've ...
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Chromium - Youtube minimizing to wrong screen on dual-monitor linux setup

Youtube fullscreen works perfectly on my Linux machine, the only problem is that whenever I watch a video in it and exit fullscreen mode Chromium suddenly appears on the other screen. I assume this ...
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Making windowed performance same as full-screen?

As you all well know, running software (let's say some demanding game) in a windowed mode drastically reduces the performance of the application (framerate), presumably because of the desktop, ...
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Force program to be fullscreen when it is the active window

I use XBMC as a media center and a game launcher. Basically it links out to the games or emulator and then when I exit the game it returns to XBMC. Half the time it returns to its full screen state, ...
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Fullscreen issue with widescreen monitor

I have a Samsung SA300 LED monitor and recently I am facing an issue. During startup, the Intel splash screen is not going fullscreen (it previously did) Also if I am using DOS prompt in Windows XP ...
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Can I get fullscreen in Chrome to work like it does in Firefox? [closed]

Is there a way for fullscreen in Chrome to work like it does in Firefox? In Firefox when you're in fullscreen and you hover with the mouse on the top of the screen you see all the menu bars and the ...
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Disable fullscreen mode on a uncooperative window

I have a program that opens in fullscreen mode. It doesn't provide any way to fix this within the program, and wmctrl -b remove,fullscreen has no effect. (Nor does the equivalent xprop command.)
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Firefox Fullscreen Preferences

I opened the webpage vimeo.com to view a video, using Firefox 28.0 for Windows. I clicked the Fullscreen button to watch that video in fullscreen. Firefox asked me if I wanted to Allow or Deny ...
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How to stop a website from automatically taking me out of fullscreen mode

I was wondering if there was a way to prevent a website from taking me out of fullscreen mode? I use TubePlus.me and they serve ads on their pages - revenue - I get that. However, when I watch a ...
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hide all toolbars in osx safari 7 whilst in fullscreen view (like chrome)

I have been able to remove all toolbars except the address and tabs bar whilst in fullscreen view on safari 7. Seems as though the option to remove the tabs bar is greyed out and I see no option for ...
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Windows suddenly treats fullscreen as half of actual screen

Sometimes, after I unlock my computer, the windows are all half the size of the screen and when using the maximize button they do not expand to fill the whole screen. This also affects the Aero Snap ...
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Launching Applications In Fullscreen From Terminal in OSX 10.9 Mavericks

It's my first venture into the world of tmux, and the end goal is an executable script that directly starts tmux (instead of launching Terminal and then starting up tmux from there) in fullscreen mode ...
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Menus of panels of centos 6.5 not always accesable when virtualbox guest windows 8.1 is on fullscreen

I have a computer with CentOS release 6.5 (x64) installed as a host. In a virtual machine of Virtualbox (4.3.6 r91406) I have a guest Windows 8.1 (x64) with guest additions installed. The Windows ...
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Firefox “disappears” when going fullscreen

I searched high and low across the internets and even went to the second page of Google to look for a solution but it seems like nobody else has ever even had this problem. Much of the time (but not ...
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Prezi.com is now full screen press ESC to exit

Really annoying "advice" while using prezi in full screen. Even when you have selected to allow full-screen this popup will occur. Kind of a drawback in presentation software. There is another, ...
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Possible to black out/dim second screen while using multiple displays in VLC 2.1.3 fullscreen mode?

Pardon if this is a duplicate, but I searched and could only find the reverse of my question. I remember VLC used to have an option to "not" black out the second screen when playing a video in ...
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Cannot Fullscreen Windows 7 Guest OS in a Mac OSX Mavericks Host in VirtualBox

I installed Windows 7 and the appropriate VirtualBox Guest Additions but now the "Switch to Full-screen" and "Switch to Scaled Mode" are greyed out. "Switch to Seamless Mode" is the only option ...
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Is running a game at a higher resolution more stressful on CPU/GPU full screen or windowed? [closed]

When running a game at a high resolution (1920 by 1200) is it more stressful on CPU/GPU when it is full screen (1920 by 1200), or windowed (e.g. 1280 by 1024)? What about if another window is open ...
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Chrome kiosk mode is not enabled until fullscreened

I know that Chromium can be started in kiosk mode with the flag --kiosk in the terminal. However, when Chromium is begun, it is in a regular windowed mode. Kiosk mode isn't enabled until the user ...
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How to add system time to VLC toolbar?

I am using VLC Media Player to run video and audio file. I want to know whether it's possible to add the current system time to the toolbar of VLC Player. It would be easier to check the system time ...
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emacs fullscreen interaction with gnus

I have just configured gnus to work inside emacs 24.3. When I run emacs, I like to have four windows open like so: The bottom left window is gnus, when I open my inbox (or any other option) it will ...
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Eyefinity fullscreen issue

After 3 years I finally got 3 monitors to work together. Now, when I go to YouTube and click full screen, it will jump to the middle screen and the 2 other screens will be black and the controls will ...
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How to watch ALL Youtube videos fullscreen

There are some youtube videos which I can view full screen such as: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt1WVeyMqdo There are also some videos which I cannot view full screen (it does not fill the screen) ...
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Full screen not available in vmplayer 6 (on Linux)

I recently updated vmware player from 5.0.2 to 6.0.0, and now the "full screen" menu item is always grayed out. It happens with all my VMs, regardless of the guest OS. "Enter Unity" is still available ...
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Use active application in fullscreen mode (not maximized)

With my FullHD monitor I use application bar fixed to right. That way I have good overview of other applications and their switching is easy. Sometimes I use applications that need lot of space ...
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Tabs panel in Google Chrome fullscreen mode [duplicate]

Is it possible to have a tabs panel in Fullscreen Mode in Google Chrome? I know the option of using Ctrl + Tab / Pg Up / Pg Dn commands. I would prefer Google-created solutions, for compatibility ...
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Youtube minimizes full screen on, 2 monitor setup [duplicate]

I am using windows 7. I am using two screens on my computer. When I watch YouTube one of them in full screen and the click on the other screen somewhere YouTube goes out of full screen. What is the ...
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How can you switch between a fullscreen game and other windows?

I am running Windows 7 64-bit (with all visual effects disabled). When I play fullscreen games and switch to another window via Alt+Tab, then try to switch back to the game by the same method or by ...
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“/fullscreen” argument does not work when launching Windows Media Player as part of a scheduled task with wake from sleep

I recently asked a question about using Windows 7 Task Scheduler to wake a computer from Sleep mode and play a video, Windows Task Scheduler to wake from sleep and play a video, and I got it to work, ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Firefox to toggle viewing the tab bar in full screen mode?

In Firefox, in full screen mode, you can view the tab bar by moving the mouse cursor to the top of the screen, and hide the tab bar again by moving the mouse cursor down. Is there a keyboard shortcut ...
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When playing games, windows steals focus every 10 minutes on the dot

When playing a game in full screen mode, windows will kick me out of the game and go back to windows every 10 minutes. I have no idea how this is happening. Screen saver is not enabled No ...
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Prevent the taskbar appearing on top of full-screen applications without disabling scaling on high DPI settings on Windows 8

My new laptop has a 13.3" monitor. Stupidly, its only supported widescreen resolution is 1920x1080, which by default makes everything really difficult to read. This has ultimately forced me to ...
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Can I make Google Chrome allow fullscreen by default?

On the Google Chrome permissions page, it says that you can change Fullscreen permissions. However, when clicking the permissions, I can only change to allow on this page or ask: I want to be able ...
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Disable firefox fullscreen warning with html5 stuff?

Whenever I go fullscreen in html5 things it puts a message at the top saying you're now in fullscreen, the problem is that this message totally stops you being able to do anything else until it ...
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Vi only show 16 lines, how to show full screen?

My vim only show 16 lines, using terminator, how can i make it back to full screen? It is very annoying. Don't know what settings has to change.
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Emacs fullscreen on Mountain Lion without Toolbar

The newest version (24.3) of Emacs.app includes support for Mountain Lion's fullscreen. However, even after disabling the toolbar (tool-bar-mode 0), the space for the toolbar is not used by Emacs, it ...
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Fullscreen application over two monitors

I have a dual-head setup running Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome/Unity (the default desktop). What I'm trying to achieve is to display Firefox in "fullscreen" mode (e.g. hit F11 after it is launched), and ...
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How to show time of day (7:42 AM) in VLC fullscreen mode?

Is there a way to show the time of day in the corner somewhere which in VLC fullscreen mode?
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virtualbox: can not switch the guest display to fullscreen mode

I cannot bring up the fullscreen mode in my guest Ubuntu 12.04 machine using Windows 7 when the external screen is not plugged in. I tried disabling the second screen in the guest OS and I get the ...