2009/11/08

Tweaking the Full-screen Mode of Firefox

I like to use Firefox in full-screen mode (hotkey: F11) on my netbook. Unfortunately, Firefox hides the tabs and navigation bar and only shows the bar when your mouse pointer is on the top of the screen.

Luckily, it's easy to modify this default setting:
  • enter 'about:config' in the URL-field
  • confirm that you really will be careful
  • set the 'browser.fullscreen.autohide' setting to false (double-click on the line)
This gives me a Chrome-like browser experience with Firefox on Ubuntu, while maximally using the small screen size.
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