How To Have Google Chrome Open Full Screen

If you are utilizing Google Chrome, you may discover it easier and more immersive to enter full screen mode. In this mode, the address bar and bookmarks will be hidden, allowing you to fully concentrate on the content. If you are unsure of how to do this, do not fret! This blog post will provide you with step-by-step instructions.

Opening Google Chrome in Full Screen

To use Google Chrome in full screen, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of your screen.
  • In the drop-down menu, hover over the ‘Zoom’ option.
  • Then click on the ‘Full screen’ option.

After following these steps, Google Chrome will open in full screen. To exit full screen, you can either press the ‘F11’ key on your keyboard or follow the same steps and click ‘Exit full screen’.

Setting Google Chrome to Always Open in Full Screen

If you prefer to always open Google Chrome in full screen, you can set this up using a command-line flag. Here’s how:

  • Right-click on the Google Chrome shortcut on your desktop and select ‘Properties’.
  • In the ‘Target’ field, add –start-fullscreen at the end of the path. Your target should look something like this: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –start-fullscreen.
  • Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’.

Now, every time you open Google Chrome using this shortcut, it will open in full screen. Please note that this doesn’t affect the browser windows already open.


Whether you want to use Google Chrome in full screen for an immersive experience or you need to present something without distractions, knowing how to open your browser in full screen can be immensely helpful. Hopefully, you found this guide useful!