Applications in Full-screen Mode

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at how to open an app in full screen. When you open an app in full screen, you are actually opening the app’s window in full screen. It opens into a Space.

Opening an App in Full Screen
To open an app in full screen, you click on the green button in the upper left corner of the app window. If the app supports multiple windows, such as documents, only the one window will open in full screen and take up a Space. The other windows of the app will still stay in a window.

What Happen’s when an App Opens in Full Screen
When the app is in full screen, it is no longer a window, and it fills the entire display, a Space. The Menu Bar and Dock will both hide. To see the Menu Bar again, you just bring your cursor to the top of your display, the Menu Bar will reappear. Same with the Dock, just bring your cursor where the dock would be, and the Dock will reappear.

Switching between Apps in Full Screen
When you have an app in full screen, to switch to another app, you need to switch to another Space. App’s in full screen take up a space. To do this, you use the keyboard shortcut Control-arrow, either the left or right arrow. When you do this, it will switch to another space showing. You can also swipe with three fingers to the left or right if you have a trackpad.

See all your Spaces using Mission Control
To see all your Spaces, you need to open Mission Control. This is an app in the Application folder. You can also swipe up with four fingers to open Mission Control and see all the Spaces. Your Spaces will be located at the top. See more about Mission Control in the lesson on Mission Control.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

Back to: Tutor for macOS Mojave > Working with Applications