Many of the apps where you might want to watch videos or look at pictures can be viewed in a Web browser on your computer, like Google Chrome.
One of the nice things about using large screens or multiple monitors is just how much you can see on your screen at the same time.
But if you need to see a bit more than you currently are, you might want to learn more about how to make Google Chrome full screen.
How to Use Full Page View Mode in the Chrome Browser
- Launch Chrome.
- Click the three dots at the top-right corner.
- Select the Full Page option to the right of zoom.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to make Google Chrome full screen, including pictures of these steps.
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A lot of the more visual content that you find on the Internet only looks better on a bigger screen.
Higher-resolution images and videos reduce the pixelation that happens with low-res content, and you might be interested in making the most out of the screen that you use to consume pages on the Web.
When you view Web pages in the Google Chrome Web browser, part of the screen is used to show the open tabs you have, the address bar where you can type search terms or open other URLs, as well as some additional icons that launch browser extensions of bookmarks.
But you can choose to hide that part of the browser and let your page take over the entire screen. Our guide below will show you how to enter and exit full page view in Google Chrome.
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How to Go Into Full Page View in Google Chrome (Guide with Pictures)
The steps below are performed in the desktop/laptop version of Google Chrome. Completing these steps will put the Chrome browser into “full screen” mode. This means that the Web page content will take over the entire screen, hiding the Chrome tabs and address bar.
This will affect things on the Settings menu, too, like if you are looking at the saved passwords you have in Chrome.
Step 1: Open the Google Chrome browser.
Step 2: Click the Customize and control Google Chrome button (the one with the three dots) at the top-right corner of the window.
Step 3: Select the Full Page View button next to the Zoom controls.
Now that you know how to make Google Chrome full screen, you will be able to use this setting any time you are on a page that would benefit from some additional screen space.
You can exit Full Page View at any time by pressing the F11 key on your keyboard. Note that the F11 key can also be used as a shortcut to enter full page view as well.
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