How to make Firefox and websites go full screen

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Full Screen is a feature of Firefox that enables it to take up the entire screen, great for those itty bitty screens on netbooks, making the most of your HD TV or just because you want it to! This article tells all you need to know about it.

Note: Firefox Full Screen mode is different than the application full screen mode introduced in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). Firefox currently doesn't support Lion's full screen mode.

Turn on Full Screen

Bigger is better! Fill up your whole screen with Firefox.

  1. On the menu bar, click on the View menu.
  2. Click Full Screen.
  1. Click the Firefox button.
  2. Click Full Screen.
If the Menu Bar is shown (the default on Windows XP), click View and then click Full Screen.

Turn off Full Screen

Gimme my computer back! Shrink Firefox back to it's original size.

  1. Move the pointer to the top of the screen.
  2. Click on the Full Screen icon. MacFullScreenIcon
  1. Move the pointer to the top of the screen.
  2. Right-click on an empty section of the Tab Strip.
  3. Click Exit Full Screen Mode

Keyboard Shortcuts

For those with a good memory. Go Full Screen via the keyboard.

  • Toggle Full Screen keyboard shortcut: Press the F11 key.
    Note: On computers with a compact keyboard (such as netbooks and laptops), press the fn + F11 keys.
  • Toggle Full Screen keyboard shortcut: command + Shift + F