Comments on: Full Screen Shortcut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1997/full-screen-shortcut Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:07:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: dorian_grey http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1997/full-screen-shortcut/comment-page-1#comment-227876 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 16:14:59 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1997#comment-227876 @Skidmark:

Yes, you are right. I corrected that shortcut a long time ago, so I totally forgot about the original absurdity.

However being consistent here, instead of finally changing that shortcut to comply with their own platform’s standard, was really not the best idea! They even made it worse by assigning two nearly identical shortcuts to the same function, while ignoring their own standards in the process once again (CTRL-CMD-F is the standard shortcut for fullscreen, _not_ CMD-F).

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By: Skidmark http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1997/full-screen-shortcut/comment-page-1#comment-216157 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 21:30:27 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1997#comment-216157 @dorian_grey…

“The most horrible thing is iTunes: It uses the standard CTRL CMD F but als CMD F alone. And there is no “place cursor in search field” anymore. Nice work, Apple. Read your own HIG!”

Check your facts. It is, and always has been, Option-Command-F to place the cursor in the search field.

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By: dorian_grey http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1997/full-screen-shortcut/comment-page-1#comment-214358 Tue, 02 Aug 2011 20:12:13 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1997#comment-214358 The most horrible thing is iTunes: It uses the standard CTRL CMD F but als CMD F alone. And there is no “place cursor in search field” anymore.

Nice work, Apple. Read your own HIG!

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By: Jason http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1997/full-screen-shortcut/comment-page-1#comment-213136 Mon, 01 Aug 2011 14:23:33 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1997#comment-213136 Cheers 8]
Set mine as Command + Shift + F so that it is the same shortcut as Firefox Full screen! Wonderful!

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By: Kip http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1997/full-screen-shortcut/comment-page-1#comment-210304 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 03:49:54 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1997#comment-210304 I’ve tried doing this. The shortcut is set, but only occasionally works. What are the conditions for this to work, because it seems like it only works right after the window gets focus.

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By: charles http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1997/full-screen-shortcut/comment-page-1#comment-208517 Wed, 27 Jul 2011 03:35:54 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1997#comment-208517 To exit full screen, ‘esc’ often works too.

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By: Lri http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1997/full-screen-shortcut/comment-page-1#comment-208240 Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:14:53 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1997#comment-208240 It could be more convenient to modify .GlobalPreferences directly:

defaults write -g NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add “Enter Full Screen” “^f” “Exit Full Screen” “^f” “Full Screen” “^f” “Full Screen Mode” “^f” “Normal Screen” “^f”

(^@f = ⌃⌘F)

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By: Jens Ayton http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1997/full-screen-shortcut/comment-page-1#comment-208193 Tue, 26 Jul 2011 19:57:51 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1997#comment-208193 There is in fact a standard shortcut: Command-Control-F. See Menus->The View Menu in the HIG. Safari, Mail, iCal and Xcode use it, but Terminal does not.

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By: Philippe http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1997/full-screen-shortcut/comment-page-1#comment-208106 Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:48:20 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1997#comment-208106 Great tip! Keep them coming. They are really useful.

One precision: the Menu Title field must be filled with the exact name of the menu option triggered by the keyboard shortcut. So in a non-English OS, users must refer to the way “Enter Full Screen” is written in any given applications (under Menu>Presentation

Thanks again,

Philippe

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