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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Break free of a fullscreen app on Mac OS X

How do you break free of a fullscreen app on Mac OS X? There are some, mostly games, that when they become unresponsive won't allow you to switch to another app with Command-Tab, and I know no ...
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Putting Illustrator CS4 in fullscreen?

so I got this drawing tool (thats basically a really big mouse and a magnetic pen) from my good friend because he got a bigger and better one and I have the Adobe Suite CS4. But, I'm not a good drawer ...
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Watch Flash video but block out part of it

I'm learning a foreign language. There are several online sites that have Flash video in the language I'm learning (e.g., Hulu), which is great. Unfortunately, they have English subtitles, which is (...
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How can I watch full size video on 1 monitor and work on another?

Here is my situation. I have 3 monitors hooked up to my new PC running off 2 video cards. When I watch a video on one of the monitors and make it go full screen on that monitor it is great, however ...
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How do I make YouTube videos fill up an entire screen when using dual monitors?

I am using a dual monitor setup on Ubuntu 9.10 using the TwinView configuration in NIVIDA X Server Settings. My total resolution is 2960x1050 pixels, and my individual monitors are 1680x1050 (primary) ...
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Reading full screen on a mac

On Windows, if I want to enjoy a rtf book, I use MS word and use the full screen reading view. What is a similar/inexpensive solution on the mac. Thanks
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Fullscreen (distraction free) PHP editor [closed]

I'd like to know if there is an editor that has PHP code completion and has a fullscreen (not the way komodo edit or notepad++ have) like gedit. I've been searching for some but couldn't find any.
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How do I view the location of an swf file that is obfuscated somehow

Specifically, I'm trying to view Elmo's Keyboard-o-rama fullscreen. The original swf file has been moved and obscured. For a toddler, this game really needs to be full screen! The toddler doesn't ...
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Metacity/GNOME full screen as default

I recently discovered the keyboard shortcut for metacity's "full screen" option, where a window is fully maximised with titlebar and border hidden. I like this mode a lot, and for one of my systems ...
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PuTTY maximize on full-screen exit

When you exit full-screen in PuTTY, it goes back into a non-maximized state, regardless of whether it was maximized or not before going full-screen. Is there a way to make it return to maximized mode,...
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Prevent display from turning off due to inactivity when watching full screen video (windows 7)

In power options the monitor is configured to turn off (go to power saving mode) after 10 minutes of inactivity. The problem is it also turns itself off when I watch long YouTube videos in full screen....
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Remote Desktop doesn't maximize to fullscreen

I have a problem with Remote Desktop connection in Windows 7. When I connect to remote computer I would like to switch to fullscreen like I did in previous versions - just by clicking maximize. When I ...
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Seems like both Firefox and Safari on Mac cannot show the webpage in a full screen mode?

Seems like both Firefox and Safari on Mac cannot show the webpage in a full screen mode? On the PC, it would be F11 for Firefox or IE... but on the Mac, the F11 is for volume control (sound), and ...
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How to make Windows Live Messenger changes my status to Away when running a full-screen program?

I've found a setting to do the following: Show me as "Busy" and block my alerts when I'm running a full-screen program or presentation settings are turned on I want exactly the same feature, ...
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Full screen flash lags on Windows 7

I have been experiencing an issue since I've up upgraded to Windows 7 where all flash videos have horrible frame rates when run in full screen mode. I have tried multiple browsers and i have the ...
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How to start Firefox 3.5 in fullscreen mode?

I want Firefox to start in fullscreen mode and can't find any trigger that makes it do this. Any tricks? I'm running Ubuntu Linux.
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Linux: how to setup global hotkeys?

I'd like to setup some hotkeys/media-keys that launch something when pressed. I need this, for instance, to be able to control volume while some full-screen application is launched, and all hotkeys ...
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Firefox - always show the tabs in fullscreen mode

Full screen can be more fun if I can always see my tabs (by default you can see when you hover your mouse around that area) and my taskbar. I know how to make taskbar always appear. Any idea how to ...
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Can the Firefox menu bar be hidden?

As a recent convert to Firefox I'm still trying to customize my environment. I'd like to hide the Firefox menu bar. I see options for hiding the navigation bar and the bookmarks tool bar, but ...
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Full Screen Firefox — show bar at the bottom?

I use firefox in full screen a lot on my netbook and i would like to be able to see the bar on the bottom, because i often hover over links before clicking on them. is it possible to get it to show ...
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Windows program to remove titlebar, frame, etc from a window?

I like playing computer games in windowed mode, as opposed to full screen. I don't like staring at the title bar, frame, and other UI junk. I also don't like seeing other stuff on my desktop around ...
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Full Screen Flash is choppy (nVidia GeForce 8200M)

I have a new compaq presario laptop (I asked SU for advice before I bought it :-) ). It has a nVidia GeForce 8200M video card. When I try to play a flash video full screen, it plays really choppy. ...
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How can I make the mouse pointer leave a fullscreen application in a multi-monitor setup?

I'm often playing a fullscreen game (like Civilization or Anno) and watching a DVD on another monitor in the meantime. But as soon as the game starts the mouse pointer seems to be trappend on the ...
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Dual monitors and flash movie to stay maximized on one of them

I have recently assembled a dual monitor setup. I often watch live.twit.tv in my browser and I would like to run it maximized while I do other stuff on second screen, but when I click on a desktop ...
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Keep Fullscreen Flash/Silverlight Video opened on Monitor 2

Like many of you, I'm working with two monitors. I'm trying to watch an episode on Channel9's vid-cast, but every time I click back onto my other monitor, the video exits fullscreen-mode, and goes ...
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Irritating Google Chrome tab drag causes it to go full-screen

When I want to drag my tabs around to left and right, Chrome insists on pulling it out of its window. Even if Chrome is maximised, it pulls it out of the window to make its own. The only way to keep ...
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Full-screen mode in Firefox on Mac OS X?

Does anyone know of a solid solution for adding a full-screen mode to Firefox (3.5) on OS X? I've come across a few possibilities involving either Javascript bookmarklets or outdated add-ons, but ...
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How can I stop Flash from leaving full-screen mode when it loses focus due to a mouse-click in the other monitor?

On a multi-monitor system, if I'm viewing a full-screen video in Flash on one monitor, clicking the mouse on the other monitor causes Flash to leave full-screen mode and revert to normal size. What's ...
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Fullscreen Vista's Command Prompt, or Replacement

Opening the command prompt ("cmd") on Vista into full screen causes the application to take up 100% vertical space, but only about 50% horizontal. Is there not a way I can make this fullscreen? If it'...