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Fullscreen to hide i3bar and border only

asked 2015-11-25 15:52:06 +0000

Loong gravatar image

Fullscreen mode of some applications with i3wm is the same as application's internal fullscrenn mode, for example, in Firefox, what I get with F11 and Mod+f are the same, but what I expect when pressing Mod+f is just maximizing current window and hiding i3bar and border, without hiding any firefox component. Is it possible to make i3wm's fullscreen mode behaving like this?

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At first I was puzzled by this as well. Meanwhile I got used to it and find it ok/logic. Getting some more background info on this would be nice.

peterN gravatar imagepeterN ( 2015-11-27 07:35:18 +0000 )edit

try mod+a (focus parent) then mod+f, or for firefox you can disable interface autohiding in about:config parameter "browser.fullscreen.autohide"

Anon1234 gravatar imageAnon1234 ( 2015-11-27 17:42:01 +0000 )edit

This might be a Firefox bug. Using Chrome - F11 goes full screen and hides the URL and tab bar etc. Whereas, mod+f maximises Chrome keeping the UI intact.

Rotech gravatar imageRotech ( 2015-11-29 07:57:57 +0000 )edit

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answered 2015-12-01 07:13:10 +0000

Loong gravatar image

Thanks to @Anon1234, I'm happy with Firefox's fullscreen mode now with config: "browser.fullscreen.autohide" set to false.

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