How to Start Chrome in Fullscreen Every Time on a Mac

by Sarah Morse
Fullscreen mode can help you see a web page without the clutter.

Fullscreen mode can help you see a web page without the clutter.

Chrome calls fullscreen mode "Presentation Mode," and when you have this option activated, you can only see the website you have open. It eliminates the clutter of menus and other program icons, helping you focus on the content of the page. Within Chrome's options on a Mac, you will not find a specific option for staying in full screen mode through start-up. Instead, you can use the "Continue where I left off" option to force Chrome to start in fullscreen mode each time.

1

Place your Chrome browser into fullscreen mode by clicking "View" in the Chrome toolbar and selecting "Enter Presentation Mode," or by pressing command-shift-F on your keyboard.

2

Place your mouse at the top of the screen to reveal the hidden tabs and menus, and click the Chrome menu button to the right of the address bar. It looks like three horizontal lines.

3

Scroll down and select "Settings."

4

Press the radio buttons next to "Continue where I left off" and under the "On Startup" heading. You do not have to press any save buttons to confirm your choice, simply continue browsing.

Tip

  • check To exit Chrome in fullscreen mode, which eliminates access to the close button, press Command-q on your keyboard.

About the Author

Sarah Morse has been a writer since 2009, covering environmental topics, gardening and technology. She holds a bachelor's degree in English language and literature, a master's degree in English and a master's degree in information science.

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