4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 12:30 PM by about67
lizabart Level 1 (0 points)

I use Mac OS X 10.7.5 & Safari 6.0.2.  When I open Safari, both the dock and the top two header bars go into "automatically hide & show" mode.  None of my other applications have this effect.  This has just started happening.  How can I show the dock & top two header bars permanently in Safari?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • lizabart Level 1 (0 points)

    P.S.  When I slide the cursor to the top margin to reveal the hidden header bars, only the top, menu bar (the one with the apple icon) is shown; the second bar (the one with the red, yellow & green buttons) is not shown at all while Safari is open.

  • dominic23 Level 8 (37,807 points)

    Safari is in Full Screen Mode.

    When Safari is in Full Screen mode, Menubar and top bar are hidden.

    Dock is also hidden.


    To get out of the Full Screen mode,move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen and hold.

    When the menubar drops down, click the

    blue double arrow at the right most end of the menubar.


    Pressing the esc key in the keyboard will also do the same thing.


    Grey double arrow at the top right most part of the window is to make the window to enter Full Screen Mode.




    You want the Safari window to fit the screen?


    Once Safari is not in Full Screen mode,


    move the mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the Safari window.


    Double arrows will appear. Drag it to fit the screen.

  • lizabart Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks dominic23!!  It's obvious when I know where to look!

  • about67 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. Started when Adobe Reader asked if I wanted to have Reader become default PDF display type. Believe Preview uses Reader and did not check to have Adobe become primary.I understand what dominic23 says about resizing, but why did this happen in the first place? Just an electronic gotcha or an ongoing problem. BTW I trashed Adobe reader and can now view items in Preview and print.