How to get an Internet browser out of and into fullscreen

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

F11 keyWith Internet browsers, whether it be Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome, there is a fullscreen mode that allows the web page to fill the entire screen on the monitor. When in fullscreen mode the address bar, menu bar, bookmarks, and status bar are hidden from view.

To exit the standard view with the address bar, status bar, etc. always showing, press the F11 key on your keyboard to enter fullscreen. Pressing the F11 key again would allow you to enter back into normal view.

Tip: In Internet Explorer and Firefox fullscreen view, the address bar is hidden from view. However, if you move your mouse pointer to the top of the screen, the address bar slides down into view covering whatever is at the very top of the web page. If you press the F11 key again, it switches into normal mode and keeps the address bar always visible and never hidden.

Google Chromebook fullscreen

Chromebook fullscreenThe Google Chromebook does not have function keys. However, it does have keys on the top row that perform functions including making the screen full screen. Press the fullscreen button, which is a box with an arrow in the top left and bottom right corners, similar to the picture of the key shown to the right.