Full screen mode for Safari

Here’s a useful tip for making Safari take up the whole of the screen. I found it in a comment somebody had posted on this article about Saft, a plugin that adds a lot of funky features to Safari.

Add the following Javascript in the URL field at the top of the browser and then bookmark it:

javascript:self.moveTo(0,0); self.resizeTo(screen.availWidth, screen.availHeight);

Add the bookmark to the bookmark bar, click on it and voila …. Safari occupies the whole of the screen. Opera has a better full screen mode, it even covers the menu bar at the top of the screen, but until Apple add such a mode to Safari this will have to do.

Here is snapshot of my toolbar:

As I mentioned previously there is a plugin available called Saft that adds, among other things, a full screen mode to Safari. According to the authors of Saft it was used for check-in at Macworld San Francisco in 2005. Kind of makes you wonder why Apple doesn’t just clone the functionality, or buy Saft, and add it to Safari!

4 thoughts on “Full screen mode for Safari

  1. gskc


    typo in your javascript code, should be: screen.AvailHeight

    btw, the following worked for me (Mozilla-1.7.8, Linux)

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