macOS Sierra full screen mode

How do I use full screen mode on Mac? By clicking the full screen button, of course!

If you're working with a small screen or just need to focus on one specific app, you can use full screen mode in macOS to brush unused apps aside and commit your entire screen to a single app.

How to enter full screen mode

  1. In the top left corner of the app window, click the full screen button.
  2. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut Control + Command + F.

Full Screen Mode on macOS.

Navigating full screen mode

Swipe between full screen apps on macOS.

  • If you need to get access to the Mac menu bar, just move your cursor toward the top of the screen.
  • If you need to get access to the Dock, just move your cursor toward the Dock. Most have their Dock at the bottom of the screen.
  • To switch between apps while in full screen mode, you can use a three-finger swipe gesture on your Mac trackpad or by activating Mission Control.



How to exit full screen mode

  1. In the top left corner of the screen, click the full screen button.
  2. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut Control + Command + F.

Exiting Full Screen mode on macOS.

Questions?

Anything we missed? Run into any trouble using full screen mode? Gimme a shout in the comments below or over on Twitter!