How to Activate Full-Screen Mode in Firefox

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Full screen mode selection in Firefox
Scott Orgera

This article is only intended for users running the Mozilla Firefox Web browser on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows operating systems.

Although Firefox's user interface does not take up a significant amount of real estate, there are still occasions where the browsing experience is better when free from distractions with just the web content viewable.

In cases like these, Full-Screen mode can come in very handy. Activating it is a very simple process.

Activate Full-Screen Mode in Firefox

This tutorial walks you through it step-by-step on the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

  1. Open your Firefox browser.
  2. To activate Full-Screen mode, click on the Firefox menu, located in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window and represented by three horizontal lines.
  3. When the pop-out menu appears, click Full-Screen, circled in the example above. You can also utilize the following keyboard shortcuts in place of this menu item: Windows: F11; Linux: F11; Mac: COMMAND + SHIFT + F.

To exit Full-Screen mode at any time, simply use one of these keyboard shortcuts a second time.