6 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2015 1:14 PM by Samenthead
Bob Dickson Level 1 (0 points)

Anyone know how this can be done rather than pressing the full screen window when it launches.

Am I missing something really obvious??


Thanks in Advance


13" MBP 2009, Mountain Lion 10.8.2, 8Gb Ram

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 8Gb Ram
  • CT Level 6 (17,535 points)

    If the "resume" feature is enabled, Safari will start in full screen mode if it was in that mode when it was last quit.


    The resume feature is enabled by unchecking the box "Close windows..." in System Preferences, General.


    AFAIK, that is the only way to get it done.



  • dominic23 Level 8 (37,632 points)

    Bob Dickson wrote:


    Am I missing something really obvious??




    There is no preference setting available in Safari to launch Safari in Full Screen mode by default.



  • sootysoupy Level 1 (0 points)

    I have found that if you take safari to fullscreen and then hold down the option key while closing the application from the menu bar, you will find that Safari remebers it needs to open in full screen next time.


    Hope this helps

  • dominic23 Level 8 (37,632 points)

    You are right. But you have  to use the modifier key "option" to modify the default behavior.


    Clicking the grey double arrow icon once Safari window is reopened, serves the same purpose.


    I was answering to the question of launching Safari in Full Screen mode by default.




  • sootysoupy Level 1 (0 points)

    Just to clarify, what annoyed me was the fact that safari always opened and required using the two arrowed icon top right to make the program run full screen. What I wanted to do was launch in full screen, which was achieved by holding the option key down and closing from the menu bar. This way safari remembered I wanted to launch in full screen all the time. Am I right in thinking that this is what you're trying to do yourself?

  • Samenthead Level 1 (0 points)

    I know this post is old but I discovered in my current Mac that if I drag the edges of the Safari window to virtually full screen size it will open that way each time and go to my homepage   It was driving me nuts.