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.

1 comment:

Gregory said...

I believe the default full screen mode is better because it auto hides the top and bottom bars and you can access the close and minimize buttons any time. But with Chrome full screen mode, the buttons will not be available for use.

Oh, and you can also set full screen to be the default in Firefox too.