The fullscreen mode of browsers like Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc., enables a web page to occupy the entire display. The status, bookmarks, menu, and address bar are all hidden in fullscreen mode. It helps many users to use the browser with less distraction. This post will share how to make Edge, Chrome, and Firefox full screen on Windows and Mac.
How to Make Edge, Chrome, and Firefox Full Screen
There are two ways of doing this. The first use the menu on the respective browser, and the second uses a hotkey. Let’s discuss the browser menu and the hotkey, which is typical for all browsers.
Note: When in full-screen mode, it will hide all the elements like the taskbar, scroll button, etc.
1] How to Make Chrome Full Screen on Windows
You can use these two easy methods given below to make Chrome full-screen.
- Open Chrome
- On the top-right corner of your Chrome window, click on the three dots in the hamburger menu.
- Click the full-screen mode icon next to the Zoom option. This will open Chrome in full-screen mode.
- To exit Chrome’s full-screen mode, click the X icon on top of the page or press F11.
2] How to Make Edge Full-Screen on Windows
- Open Microsoft Edge.
- Go to the three-dot menu at the top right corner of the browser.
- Choose the full-screen arrow button next to the Zoom option. Your Microsoft Edge browser will be in full-screen mode.
- To exit full-screen, move your mouse to the top of the page, choose the three-dot menu, and choose the same arrow button next to Zoom to exit full-screen.
3] How to Make Firefox Full Screen on Windows
- Open Firefox.
- Go to the hamburger menu at the top right corner of the browser.
- Choose the full-screen arrow button next to the Zoom option. Your Firefox browser will be in full-screen mode.
- To exit full-screen, move your mouse to the top of the page, choose the hamburger menu, and choose the same arrow button next to Zoom to exit full-screen.
What Is the Shortcut Key To Make the Browser Full Screen?
On Windows, you need to press F11, while on Mac, it is Control+Cmd+F. You can use the same key to bring it back to normal mode. It applies to all browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. The same key is also applicable for other apps; hence, it’s more of a universal key to making apps and browsers switch between full-screen and normal window mode. Do note that it differs from the Maximize option for the browser as full screen also hides other elements on the OS.
Why Is My Microsoft Edge Not Full Screen?
When you open Edge, and it opens in a small window, no matter how many times you have maximized, and reopened, then you need to force Edge to go full-screen.
You can do so by creating a shortcut and then modifying the properties of the shortcut. On the General tab of the shortcut, look for a dropdown next to Run. It is usually a normal window; change it to full or maximized. The next time you open the browser, it will launch in full-screen mode.
The only drawback of this method is that you need to use the shortcut all the time until the issue is resolved.
Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox are some of the safest browsers, and the full-screen mode lets users eliminate distractions while browsing the internet. If your keyboard is working fine, using the F11 key (Windows) or Control+Cmd+F (Mac) is the easiest method to enter and exit full-screen mode for all browsers.