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How to Go Full Screen Mode on Mac


When you have a lot on your plate, it might be difficult to focus your attention on the things that are most important to you. There are a plethora of articles available on the internet regarding how to prioritize responsibilities, such as turning off your Wi-Fi when you’re writing or taking regular breaks from your job.

With your Mac computer, you may achieve the same level of ultra-focus by utilizing the full screen functionality in whichever application you are now working in. The process of entering full screen, and then exiting it, is straightforward once you understand how to do so.

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How to Go Full Screen Mode on a Mac

A number of options are available when an application has been launched that you wish to see in full screen mode. These are as follows:

  • To close the window, click on the green X in the upper-left corner of the window to the right of the title bar.

  • To do so, press and hold the Control + Command + F keys simultaneously.
  • If your volume controls aren’t already associated with it, press F11 to link them to the system.

It is possible to exit full screen mode once you have completed watching a video in a few different ways.

  • Once more, use the Control + Command + F sequence on your keyboard.
  • When you see the top toolbar emerge, use your cursor to move it to the top-left corner of the screen and then click the green button in the top-left corner to make it active.

Navigating full-screen mode on Mac

  • To access the Mac menu bar, move your cursor to the top of the screen and press the Option key. You will be able to access the menu bar’s tools once it has dropped down.
  • You can reach the Dock by dragging your cursor to the right side of the interface. The Dock can be found on the left, right, or bottom of your Mac’s screen, depending on your preference.
  • While in full-screen mode, you may move between apps by using a three-finger swipe gesture on your Mac trackpad or by pressing the Command + Tab shortcut buttons on your keyboard.



Where is F4 on a Mac?

For example, the shortcut for Edit Cell in Windows is F2, whereas the equivalent for Edit Cell on a Mac is Control + U. The F4 keyboard shortcut is used to switch between absolute and relative references in Windows, but the Command T keyboard shortcut is used on a Mac. See our side-by-side comparison table for a thorough overview of the keyboard shortcuts available on both Windows and Mac computers.

What is the Fn key on Mac?

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the fn key on a Mac, it serves as a dictation device. Simple as pressing the button in the bottom lefthand corner of your keypad twice, a microphone will appear on the screen of your computer. It then records what you say aloud and types what you say wherever your cursor is located on the screen.