Mac OS X Lion: Enable Full Screen For All Apps Like Google Chrome & More!

For the first time ever, Mac OS X Lion brings native support for full-screen applications which gives you the opportunity to utilize every inch of your display and at the same time making navigation easier between them using multitouch gestures.

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However, only few apps like Safari, iPhoto, iTunes and Mail support this feature. Luckily, those who prefer Google Chrome or Firefox browsers over Safari, can also enjoy the full-screen advantage using a free utility called Maximizer developed by @chpwn. Here is how you can use it for enabling full-screen support from all apps including Google Chrome and more!

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Once you have downloaded and install OS X Lion carry out the following steps:

Step 1:

Download SIMBL – SIMBL stands for “SIMple Bundle Loader” and basically allows app and OS modifications to be made in the form of plugins, which is exactly what Maximizer is

Step 2:

Get Maximizer from – Uncompress the zip file and drop the .bundle in ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins

You will then need to relaunch any open apps for the plugin to load, but be aware that Full Screen won’t work in some apps as anticipated. Enjoy!

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