How to Enable Immersive Fullscreen on your Chromebook


Now you’re probably asking what is that and why do I need it? Anyone that has used their Chromebook in fullscreen mode can tell you how annoying it is when you are jumping around tabs. Without this feature enabled the Tab bar is not accessible when in fullscreen mode. What this feature adds is essentially an auto-hide feature to the tab bar allowing it to be there when you need it and not when you don’t. Pretty awesome right? Follow this simple How to on enabling Immersive Fullscreen and using it efficiently.

Enabling Immersive Fullscreen

Open a browser window

In the address bar type chrome://flags, hit Enter.  chromebook-tips-and-tricks-immersive-fullscreen-1

Now CTRL + F and search for Immersive Fullscreen.  chromebook-tips-and-tricks-immersive-fullscreen-2

On the left you will see the Immersive fullscreen flag, click Enable. chromebook-tips-and-tricks-immersive-fullscreen-3

At the bottom of the screen to the left click, Restart Now. This will restart your Chromebook don’t be alarmed.

Fullscreen Hot Keys

To jump directly into fullscreen mode use shift +  maximize-window-key (maximize window or F4) This can also be used again to promptly leave fullscreen mode.

As always let me know if you have any problems or issues in the comments section down below.

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21 thoughts on “How to Enable Immersive Fullscreen on your Chromebook

  1. hi James i am playing a game off of the play store when playing it comes up with theshelf when useing mouse how do i stop that

  2. I want to buy a chromebook and was in WalMart and was playing around with a Acer 15.6 chromebook and played a youtube video and press full screen and it did not play the video in all full screen.And even a know HD video and the whole screen was not shown. So was something like you juat mentioned was the reason?

  3. Hello James, So when my students have tabs that they want hidden from me and other teachers, is this what they are using? They like to play games instead of getting an education. How do I check to see if they are using this feature?

    • It is possible that this is what they are doing. To see if they are using it simply look that the screen while they are browsing. If you cannot see the tab bar at the top and you only see the webpage from the top to the bottom then most likely this feature is enabled. If you have the control software that is available for deployed ChromeOS devices then you should be able to shut this feature off. Unfortunately I can only give you a “should be able to” due to the fact I have not been able to get my hands on it to test it out.

      Thanks for posting

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