5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2010 6:19 PM by Carolyn Samit
Wayneswhirld Level 2 (425 points)
I'm in Safari 5.0.1. I watch the MLB.TV Media Player. When in Fullscreen mode, I can hit the esc key to make the window small. To expand the window to fullscreen I click on the window's Fullscreen icon. Is there a keyboard shortcut for that?

iMac 20" white 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 2.5GB memory
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,360 points)

    You can enable full screen mode using Glims. http://www.machangout.com/

    Free, easy to use. You can access Glims from Safari/Preferences - Glims after it's installed and use on any site.

  • Wayneswhirld Level 2 (425 points)
    This sounds great, but when I downloaded and installed, it does not appear in Safari Preferences. I have the standard preferences line up plus AdBlocker.
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,360 points)
    Try restarting your Mac.

    BTW, re Safari AdBlock. That only works if you open Safari in 32-bit mode which may be why Glims isn't showing up.

    GlimmerBlocker is a much better way to block pop ups and compatible with Snow Leopard - Safari 5.0.1 and no need to run Safari in 32-bit mode available here.


    GlimmerBlocker can be accessed through System Preferences.

    Safari / AdBlock uninstall instructions here. http://burgersoftware.com/

  • Wayneswhirld Level 2 (425 points)
    I thought I just needed to restart Safari. I restarted my Mac and now have the Glims preference. Neat features...I'll explore what it's capable of.

    As to Glims' Full Screen setting--Show window frame, Hide toolbar / address bar, Hide bookmarks bar, Hide status bar--I have the latter three checked. But while I like the Media Player in the main browser window, I still don't see a keyboard shortcut for expanding the Media Player (powered by Adobe Flash) to fill the window without clicking on the Fullscreen icon.

    I'll uninstall AdBlock, which didn't seem to eliminate NetFlix pop unders.
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,360 points)

    There may not be a dedicated keyboard shortcut available depending on which media player you are using. The Adobe site may have help for that.

    Most users like GlimmerBlocker better then AdBlock.

    Thank you for the star.