How to Make Chrome Full-Screen on Mac

Google Chrome has a full-screen mode that makes browsing more immersive and less distractive. The full-screen mode works flawlessly on Windows, but it wasn’t perfect on Mac. 

Google managed to rectify its mistakes by switching from Cocoa to MacViews. MacViews changes the way the browser’s features work on macOS systems. In short, it makes features work as flawlessly as on Windows systems. 

Hi, I’m Andreas, and I’ve been using Chrome on my Mac for some time. I found Chrome’s full-screen mode to be a handy addition to the browser. It makes it easier to see things, removes distractions, and makes browsing more immersive.

If you don’t know how to make Chrome full-screen on Mac, this guide is for you. So without wasting too much of your time, let’s start.

Easy Steps to Make Chrome Full-Screen on Mac

Making Chrome full screen isn’t rocket science. It requires pressing a combination of buttons to get the immersive web browsing experience that Chrome promises with the full-screen mode. Here is how to do it.

Step 1: Launch Google Chrome on your Mac.

Step 2: Go to the three vertical dots on the top-right side.

Step 3: Click the “Full-Screen” button. If you can’t find the button, look for the “Zoom” button. 

Another quick way to enter Full-Screen mode is by clicking the green icon located on the top left corner of Chrome.

Alternatively, if you prefer to use a keyboard shortcut, simply press: command + control + F. You will immediately enter full-screen mode. You can also exit the full-screen mode by repeating the same keyboard shortcut.

The full-screen mode allows you to get a full view of the web page you’re currently on. Chrome will put away the address bar, the taskbar, and other distractions.

Why Use Full-Screen Mode on Chrome Mac?

Well, there are a few surprising benefits to doing just that.

  • Fewer Distractions

Nowadays, websites are built with so many complicated page elements that all they do is to distract you. Even the browser you’re using right now does the same.

These page elements distract you from your goal of visiting a website and acquiring value. Whether you’re looking for information or making a purchase, one way to remove distractions is to browse in full-screen mode.

  • More Immersive

Full-screen offers the most immersive web browsing experience. It eliminates borders to the address bar, the bookmarks, and the Dock. In fact, it eliminates all of these elements and gives you a browsing experience like no other. 

  • Makes Your Screen Bigger

If you’re using your Mac for work, chances are you are not so comfortable with the relatively small screen. Modern MacBooks come with 13-inch or 14-inch screens. That’s smaller than the premium 15-inch or 16-inch models. 

Working on a small screen isn’t the best, especially for creative professionals like designers, photographers, and developers. Even if you don’t like the small screen on your Mac, going full-screen will make it appear much larger.


That concludes this short guide on how to make Chrome full-screen on Mac. As you can see, to activate the full-screen mode, you just need to press three buttons.

It’s easy as pie, but you get much more in return. Do you like Chrome’s full-screen while browsing on your Mac? Let me know in the comments.

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