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Fullscreen mode doesn't go well with keyboard shortcuts

I used F11 to go to fullscreen mode in firefox. To make a search, I used Ctrl+T and typed the search. I could see awesome bar and tabs while typing the keywords. That was OK. But, when I got the search results, I hoped firefox would reach fullscreen mode again. No, Firefox went fullscreen only when I move the mouse. I mostly operate with keyboard and don't like to use mousepad. Is there any way I can make firefox go fullscreen automatically?

One more thing, if I want to see the address of a webpage, is moving the cursor to top of screen, the only way? Is there any keyboard shortcut for this?

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SUMO Contributor

Re: Fullscreen mode doesn't go well with keyboard shortcuts

Hello Nitish, it is the correct behaviour when you move the mouse to go to full screen again !

if you want to see always the tabs and location bar when full screen mode is enabled, follow these steps:

  1. In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear.
  2. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page.
  3. In the Search field, type browser.fullscreen.autohide
  4. Double-click the browser.fullscreen.autohide preference to set its value to false.

with the above you can do your searches, BUT you lost a little 'full screen mode functionality' !

i think if you close firefox in full screen mode then when you re-open firefox you are in full screen mode again.

thank you

New User

Re: Fullscreen mode doesn't go well with keyboard shortcuts

Thanks for the reply, but what I want is exactly opposite. Once I type the web address or search keywords in awesome bar, firefox must go to fullscreen mode without any mouse movement. Is there any way for this?

Site Moderator

Re: Fullscreen mode doesn't go well with keyboard shortcuts

Firefox will keep the Navigation Toolbar visible in full screen mode if you enter a new URL in the location bar, so you can see what is happening and which to URL you end up. There is no way to change this.

New User

Re: Fullscreen mode doesn't go well with keyboard shortcuts

It's OK upto that. But, even after loading completely, the location bar stays. Can anything be done for it?