How to Exit Full Screen Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to exit full screen mode on a Mac. Whether you are using an application, a video player, or a web browser in full screen mode, there are several methods to exit it. Let’s explore these options.

Exiting Full Screen Mode in Applications

If you are using a Mac application in full screen mode and want to exit it, follow these steps:

  1. Method 1: Move your cursor to the top of the screen until you see the menu bar. In the menu bar, click on the green button with two arrows pointing opposite directions.

    This will immediately exit full screen mode and restore the application window to its original size.

  2. Method 2: Press the Escape key on your keyboard. This will also exit full screen mode and return you to the regular window view.

Exiting Full Screen Mode in Video Players

If you are watching a video in full screen mode on your Mac and want to exit it, try these methods:

  • Method 1: Move your cursor towards the bottom of the video player until you see the playback controls appear. Look for an icon that represents full screen mode, such as two arrows pointing towards each other or a square.

    Click on this icon to exit full screen mode. Most video players recognize this command as an instruction to exit full screen mode.

Exiting Full Screen Mode in Web Browsers

If you are using a web browser like Safari or Google Chrome in full screen mode and wish to exit it, use these methods:

  1. Method 1: Move your cursor to the top of the screen until you see the browser’s menu bar. In the menu bar, look for an icon that represents full screen mode, usually a square.

    Clicking on this icon will exit full screen mode. This is a universal command recognized by most web browsers to exit full screen mode.

Now that you know how to exit full screen mode on a Mac in various applications, video players, and web browsers, you can easily switch back to regular window view whenever needed. Enjoy using your Mac with greater flexibility and control!

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