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4saken 4saken is offline
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Default How to get fullscreen firefox! - 11-13-2009, 10:34 AM

Hey folks,
I dont know if everyone allready knows this, but it took me quiet a while to figure this out.
I wanted a true fullscreen mode in firefox like I know from windows when pressing F11.
The latest official version of firefox does not support it, neither do all the plugins and tools out there.
I know it's possible with safari and certain tools, but I refuse to use safari for many reasons.

so the other day I stumbled across the newest firefox 3.7 alpha build which is called minefield. and guess what, it supports true fullscreen mode under mac os x!
It can be downloaded from here: Index of /pub/
and even though this is an alpha version, it seems to be running just fine. Been using it for over a week now and never had it crahs on me. Performance also seems to be better than 3.5.

I even setup the keyboard shortcut to F11, so it now behaves exactly like firefox on windows. If that's what you want

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waldo_pepperjack waldo_pepperjack is offline
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Default 11-13-2009, 12:55 PM

Thanks... although I use Safari most of the time, this does fill a niche for me, and it does perform comparably to Safari.

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