Why is my browser stuck in full screen mode?

doris November 14, 2011

I set my browser to full screen and now the toolbar is hidden and I can’t do anything. I’m using Mozilla Firefox. How can I restore the browser to its normal size?

  1. Andrew
    December 21, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Actually Jay's suggestion just worked fine thanks

    • Jay
      December 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

      Yes, it was simple :)

  2. Andrew Johnston
    December 21, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I'm stuck in Full Screen mode in Firefox and neither of these first 2 suggestions work.

    • Jay
      December 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

      f11 key does not work when it is allocated to another  shortcut.

      but what do you see when you place your cursor on top-right of your screen?

      hover your cursor where menubar and addressbar are found in normal mode.
      you should see them dropping down.

      and when you click the restore/maximize button, you will exit full screen.

      If nothing works, you can remove and reinstall firefox.

  3. Anonymous
    November 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

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    November 15, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Hello, you could press the F11 key.  F11 key makes browser full screen.  If browser is in full screen already, by pressing F11 you turn it back to size you had before going to full screen.  You could also enable the menu momentarily to see the whole menu and make the changes.  Once done, you can disable showing the menu again.  To do so, these are the instructions:

    -- move mouse to of screen
    -- right click on it
    -- select Menu Bar
    -- make desired changes
    -- disable menu if you do not want it.

    • coco
      January 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      when i press my f11 key it just mutes the volume???

      • Jay.0
        January 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm

        Hover your cursor to the top right corner of your screen, and click on restore button from the three buttons to exit full screen.

        (Are you using mac or hp ?
        use f11 after pressing fn key or option alt key.)

      • FIDELIS
        January 14, 2012 at 12:04 am

        Hello,  From what you are saying, you might be  using a laptop.  When you tried this, were you pressing the Fn key or not?    

  5. Jay
    November 15, 2011 at 5:46 am

    i do the same these days, bcoz i am using a small screen laptop!

    hover the cursor to the top right of the screen.

    when you see the three options of minimize, maximize close.

    click on the middle icon of restore/maximize

     and relax :)

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