How to make applications Fullscreen on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll explore how to make applications fullscreen on a Chromebook. This simple yet powerful feature can greatly enhance your productivity and viewing experience on your Chromebook.

Why Use Fullscreen Mode?

Fullscreen mode offers several benefits:

  • Maximizes your workspace, especially useful on smaller screens
  • Reduces distractions by hiding other applications and the taskbar
  • Enhances immersion for activities like watching videos or gaming
  • Improves focus when working on a single task

How to Make Applications Fullscreen

Follow these simple steps to make any application fullscreen on your Chromebook:

  1. Open the application you want to view in fullscreen mode.
  2. Locate the fullscreen button on your keyboard. It's usually in the top row and looks like a rectangle or has an expanding arrows icon.
  3. Press this button to toggle fullscreen mode on or off.

Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut: F11. This works the same way as the dedicated fullscreen button.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some additional tips to enhance your fullscreen experience:

  • To quickly exit fullscreen mode, press the Esc key.
  • Some web apps, like YouTube, have their own fullscreen controls. Look for a fullscreen icon in the app's interface.
  • If you're using multiple monitors, you can make an app fullscreen on one monitor while keeping other apps visible on the second monitor.
  • For presentations, use fullscreen mode to hide your desktop and focus audience attention on your slides.


If you're having trouble with fullscreen mode, try these steps:

  1. Ensure your Chromebook's operating system is up to date.
  2. Restart your Chromebook if fullscreen mode isn't working as expected.
  3. Check if the app you're using supports fullscreen mode. Some apps may have limitations.

Mastering fullscreen mode on your Chromebook can significantly improve your user experience. Whether you're working, studying, or enjoying entertainment, this simple feature can help you make the most of your screen real estate.

If you have any questions about using fullscreen mode or any other Chromebook features, please don't hesitate to ask in the comments section below. We're here to help!

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