10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2014 9:41 AM by jeklips
limodriver Level 1 (0 points)

need help with making safari open in full screen

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)

    Drag out the bottom right corner of your Safari window to the desired size.


    Quit and relaunch Safari to test.

  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)

    Limo --


    Do you really mean "full screen," in that you can't see the top menu bar or the Dock?

    Or just as biog as you can make it without being that severe?

    In that case, Carolyn has your solution.

  • seventy one Level 6 (13,257 points)

    < Off topic >  


    Hello Carolyn,


    Haven't heard of you for a while.   Good to see your name back.

  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)

    Totally agree, 71!

    It's wonderful to see her back!

  • NightNinjaPDX Level 2 (255 points)

    open safari, then click on the two arrows in the upper right corner of the window... this will make safari fullscreen... quit safari (Command +Q) then open it up again and it will be full screen.  worked for me.

  • turkeyjo Level 1 (0 points)

    My screen opens small every time. I have to expand it every time I open Safari. It used to open full screen---?

  • ConnorO114 Level 1 (0 points)

    My old Macbook Pro (the version before the retina display) always opened not only safari, but all of the other things I used in full screen. I just got the newest Macbook Pro since my old one got stolen, and this one won't even open iTunes in full screen automatically...I'm thinking it is because my old laptop had Mountain Lion OS, and these new ones have this new one called Mavericks. Could be wrong, but my old laptop did that, and now that there is this new OS it doesnt.

    This is off subject, but Apple just told me I can order an older model of the Macbook Pro with Mountain Lion on it if I return this. Definitely returning this thing for the older model


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  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)

    Connor --


    Have you tried pressing these 3 keys together?


    Command, Control and the letter " f " key.


    That's toggles full screen, and works in iTunes, Safari, iBooks, etc.

    Once you turn it on, it stay on until you toggle it back to normal.

  • yogic2zones Level 1 (0 points)

    Using command-control-F only works once for me. The next time Safari is opened, it goes right back to a small window in the upper right of the screen; so small that it's unusable. Deleting ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db also makes no difference.


    For me, the solution was to:


    1.) Open Safari.


    2.) Click on the green button.


    3.) Quit Safari.


    4.) Open Safari and the window will be maximized.


    If you do anything in Safari after clicking the green button (step two above) then this fix will not work. This fix will not cause Safari to open to full screen mode (i.e., the result that you'll get by clicking the two arrows in the upper right of a windo in Safari). It causes Safari to open in the largest possible window for your display.

  • jeklips Level 1 (0 points)

    The information that appears in the link below works for me: