How to Start Chrome in Fullscreen Every Time on a Mac

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There are many times when seeing the full screen view in a Web browser is helpful. Many websites are dynamic in that they change their look and feel depending on how big the window is. Web-based business applications that require a large amount of browser window space save you the hassle of having to scroll to view the data. Google Chrome has not been coded to allow a user to automatically open the browser in full-screen mode on the Mac. Fortunately, writing a quick script solves this problem nicely.


Step 1

Click on the "Spotlight" button, which resembles a magnifying glass. Type "applescript editor" and leave out the quotations. Click on the application in the spotlight search results to open the Applescript Editor window.

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Step 2

Type or copy and paste the following text into AppleScript just as it is displayed:

do shell script "open '/Applications/Google'" tell application "Google Chrome" to activate tell application "System Events" keystroke "f" using {command down, shift down} end tell

When activated, this script tells your Mac to launch Google Chrome and simulate a user pressing the "Command," "Shift" and "F" keys simultaneously, which is the keyboard shortcut to place Chrome in full-screen mode. You can substitute the website in the code with any of your choosing.



Step 3

Click "File" and then "Save."

Step 4

Select a name for the file and a destination. Click the "File Format" drop-down menu and select "Application."


Step 5

Click "Save." An icon with your saved file name now appears wherever you directed the save. Use this icon to launch your Google Chrome automatically in full-screen mode.




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