It would be really convenient to be able to quickly run a search or check my e-mail without having to escape full-screen mode. Is this possible in Chrome? Is there a key shortcut that would allow me to access the URL bar?
Chrome does not allow that by default. See this bug report.
One option to achieve this would be to install MyAddressBar extension which will let you define a user configured key combination to bring up an address bar.
Chrome by default doesn't allow any type of UI in full screen mode. That is, without the use of an extension. [Reference Link]
However, if you using a keyboard with a Windows Key then you can push [Windows Key] + [R]. This will bring up the run box. Type in the address you want and hit enter. If Google Chrome is your default browser then it will bring up a new web page.
As an additional note, to switch between tabs, push [CTRL] + [#]. Replace the # with a real number.
You can use Vimium and access address bar with "o"/"O" hotkeys ("open URL"/"open URL in new tab").
There are 2 ways I can think of
F11- To get out of full screen mode temporarily
F6- Shortcut key to URL bar
- Enter URL and press enter
F11- Get back to full screen mode
F12- To open up inspector
ESC- Shortcut key to open console within inspector
- type into console
window.location = 'http://[webpage.com]', hit
F12- To turn off inspector
you can leverage on this extension for tab and url management in full screen mode.