Whether you are watching a video, presenting a slideshow, or just working without distractions, going full screen on your Mac can provide you with a lot more space and a much cleaner working environment. Below, we will guide you on how to switch to full screen mode on Mac quickly and easily.
Method 1: Using the Green Button
In the top-left corner of any window, you will find three circular buttons. The green button (the one in the middle) is designed to toggle full screen mode on and off. To enter full screen mode, simply click this green button.
Method 2: Using Keyboard Shortcuts
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to go full screen on Mac. The shortcut for this is Control + Command + F. To exit the full screen mode, press the same combination again.
Method 3: Using the Menu Bar
Another way to go full screen on Mac is by using the menu bar. Here is how:
- Step 1: Click on the ‘View’ option in the menu bar.
- Step 2: From the drop-down menu, select ‘Enter Full Screen’.
To exit the full screen mode, follow the same steps but this time select ‘Exit Full Screen’.
Customizing the Full Screen Mode
Once you’ve entered full screen mode, you might notice that the dock and the menu bar disappear. They’re not gone, they’re just hiding. Move your mouse to the bottom of the screen to reveal the dock, and to the top of the screen to reveal the menu bar.
//To keep the dock and menu bar visible even in full screen mode, follow these steps: //Step 1: Go to System Preferences //Step 2: Click on Dock & Menu Bar //Step 3: Check the option 'Automatically hide and show the Dock' and 'Automatically hide and show the menu bar'. //Now, even when you go full screen, the dock and menu bar will remain visible.
In conclusion, it’s straightforward to switch to full screen mode on Mac. It’s a great way to maximize your screen real estate, especially on smaller screens. Once you get used to it, you may find yourself using it all the time!