OS X Lion: Take apps full screen

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Take apps full screen

In many applications, including iCal, Mail, and Safari, you can expand the window to fill your entire screen. You can make a window in an app full-screen with one click, switch to another app’s full-screen window with a swipe of the trackpad, and then swipe back to the desktop to access your other apps, all without ever leaving the full-screen experience.

Example of an application window in full screen view

  • To expand to full screen, click the arrows in the top-right corner of an application window:

    Button for entering full screen

  • To move from one window to another in full-screen view, swipe left and right, or press the arrow keys on your keyboard.
  • To return to standard view, click the arrows in the window’s top-right corner:

    Button for exiting from full screen

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2013

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