Fx 3: Full Screen Mode Tweaks

Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008 by El Guru in Blogs, Firefox, Fx 2.0, Fx 3.0, Tips & Tweaks

A couple tweaks that allow you to change the behavior of the location and tab bars while in Full Screen mode. By default when you enter full screen mode (F11) in Firefox 3 the location and tab bars disappear.  If you put your mouse up the top of the screen, they will pop back up.

If you want the location and tab bars to always display (Firefox 2 behavior) made this change:

  1. In a new tab type about:config in the address bar and press enter
  2. In the filter field type browser.fullscreen.autohide
  3. In the results listed double-click on browser.fullscreen.autohide so that the value defaults to FALSE

When you first activate full screen mode, the location and tab bars slide up. To disable this animation:

  1. In a new tab type about:config in the address bar and press enter
  2. In the filter field type browser.fullscreen.animateUp
  3. In the results listed double-click on browser.fullscreen.animateUp
  4. In the pop-up box type: ‘0

News Souce: MozillaLinks

  1. steveballmer says:

    Just Say NO to FirePox!
    The Mothzilla people have brought FirePox 3 out of it’s beta cocoon after oh so long! Millions download it in the first few hours! What’s the very first thing that happens to it? It’s hacked! Well so much for SBS “Standards Based Software”!


    In a nice fantasy world where every one loves each other, where pixies fly, where we all just share and get along, SBS rules. BUT, we don’t live there! The Open-sourcers, SBS crowd, moonies, lunnies, iTards, Alien-Mothershipers and Linux people will just have to face the truth one day!

    THE TRUTH: Hackers love “open” standards! Everyone can have this stuff, it’s free, free to have and free to manipulate, free to corrupt!

    What the world really needs is proprietary systems and software and standards! The kind of stuff that a hacker will have to take years trying to figure out the source to! Then when they do get close we change it all up on them, frustrate them, force everybody to upgrade or be left behind! Every company will have their own way of doing things as they see fit! Isn’t that really what true freedom is all about? Doing things your way! Not being told by others that you have to “share”, to play well with others, to make the intellectual property which you have slaved over “open and accessible” to anybody who comes along!

    C’mon people! If you want to see MY pictures, shouldn’t you have to user MY viewer? Isn’t that truly basic fairness, equity and just plain decency? What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours! It’s only “ours” if you pay for it!

    All of these freeloaders are really getting on my nerves! I prefer to pay my way! I like buying or renting, not living in some God-forsaken “free and open” hell hole with no doors or windows!

    Sorry, but I get passionate about this stuff!
    I am not evil

  2. RC says:

    It is a fact of life that anything you build or create will have weaknesses. This is also not a new bug it was present in FF2. It was only now recently discovered.

    Being open source or not has nothing to do with a security hole being discovered. People are human and so mistakes will be made. The code being open source does not increase it’s vulnerability.

    Just because the code is not open source does not mean you cannot look at the code. Just look at piracy it is totally rampant there are cracks nd keygens to almost anything of note.

    This is coming from someone who is actually going for a degree in software development.

  3. sin says:

    Wow, about:config in the URL. That’s cool. I wonder if we could do that with FireFox2 ?
    Anyway, thanks for the tip. I have to admit that I don’t like my tabs being hidden.

  4. Eric Johnson says:

    Thanks a lot. I actually love the autohide of the location bar and tab bar; being very irritable I like a very clean screen. Somehow mine stopped working and your info allowed me to restore it.

  5. J Jeyaseelan says:

    We are developing very interesting web service applications with back end relational databases. However, to successfully run these over the internet, we need a full screen browser without any user interface except for the first log in. The browser should not offer any menus including menus that appear on the click of the right button. This is required to ensure that all navigation is taken over by our application and the user is not able to change the urls.

    Is there anyone there who could work with us on this project. We are currently in research and development phase and might not be able to pay much. We would however like to reward within our limits

  6. teri says:

    ok, thanks, but how can i get this to work for flock? flock imho is nicer than firefox and less slow.

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