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Full Screen Image Viewer

Full Screen ImagesNeed a better way to check out images from within Firefox? The Full Screen Image Viewer extension for the browser will give you a new and different way to check out a folder full of images.  This add-on turns any folder of images from any website into a very nice (yet simple) slideshow.

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Full Screen Plus

Full Screen PlusRight from your toolbar in Firefox, you can choose to go full screen or restore a window from any other state with Full Screen Plus. If you like to have your web browser at a certain size for certain tasks, this add-on is a big time saver.  The user interface of the add-on gives you four small buttons, four larger buttons or one large button that switches between the two full screen states.

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How to Unhide Firefox Toolbars in Full Screen

Firefox in Full Screen Mode

Recently, I needed to use Firefox in full screen mode, but ran into an annoyance you might have seen.  While the presentation was nice, seeing the web page stretch across my entire monitor when I hit the F11 key, I did not want the address bar and tab bar to disappear.

So, now the question I needed to answer is how can I always show the navigation toolbar and the tabs toolbar when browsing in full screen mode in Firefox?

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Make HTML 5 Videos Go Full Screen

Full Screen HTML 5 Videos The talk about Firefox 3.5 supporting the HTML 5 support for playing videos without the need of a player was pretty sweet.  Seeing it in action, now that I have Firefox 3.5 installed is even sweeter.  You know what would put the icing on the cake?  If I could make those videos go to full screen resolutions.

The Full Screen Video add-on for Firefox does that.  Once installed, it adds a “Full Screen” menu option, when you right-click on any HTML5 powered video.  As of right now the only two known issues with this awesome extension are:

  • When switching to full screen, the video will load and play from the start.
  • Full screen is really only implemented on Windows at this point. On other operating systems, it’s merely a maximized window.

Other than that Full Screen Video gives you a simple addition to an already awesome feature of Firefox.  You can pickup this add-on via the Firefox Add-ons web site or check out the official web site for more information on the project.

PicLens – Full Screen Photo Browsing

PicLensNeed a new way to view your photos? The folks behind the PicLens extension for Firefox hopes that you do. With this extension you can turn Firefox into a full screen picture browser.

Here are some of the currently supported web sites: Flickr, Facebook, Google Images, Yahoo Images, Friendster, Picasa Web Albums, and more!

Here is a little more about the extension from the developers:

the plug-in provides an immersive full-screen experience for viewing photos on the Web. PicLens Beta 1.5 can be used on Flickr, Facebook, and image search results from Google and Yahoo, and any page that supports Media RSS. To use the software, move your mouse over an image and click the PicLens button that fades in.

I have to say it will be interesting to watch PicLens (pun fully intended there) to see where it goes from here on out.

Get the Full Screen in Firefox

Sure you can hit the F11 key to get Firefox to go to full screen mode. For some folks, it might be easier to just hit a toolbar button. With the Full Screen Firefox extension, you get a ‘Full Screen’ toolbar button and context menu command. No keyboard keys to memorize, just one button right in your face letting you know how to do it and what to hit.

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