Google working on a new way to exit fullscreen Chrome

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  • Google working on a new feature to help you exit Chrome full-screen.
  • The feature is available behind a flag, but it’s not available for users.
  • It’s unknown when the feature will be available to users.

Google is facing a lot of criticism over its Gemini AI tool producing offensive outputs, but that didn’t stop the company from focusing on many of its other popular products, including Chrome. The Mountain View tech giant is working on a new feature to allow Chrome users to exit the fullscreen in a new way.

Currently, Google Chrome handles exiting of full-screen mode differently on different computers. For example, if you use Chrome on a Windows laptop, you can do it by pressing the F11 key on your keyboard. In many other laptops, it’s the “fn” key on the keyboard that exits the Chrome full screen.

Now, in addition to all that, a new way of exiting the fullscreen is in the works: press and hold the escape key on your keyboard to exit the Chrome browser full screen. Unlike previously, pressing and holding the escape key to get out of the full-screen mode will work across all desktop platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, and ChromeOS.

Google is testing the feature internally. But the famed leaker Leopeva64-2 has spotted a new way of exiting Chrome full screen behind a flag. Though, we haven’t found the flag on any of the Chrome release channels. It could mean two things: The flag is either rolling out in phases or currently available for select users. Either way, when available, you’ll be able to enable the feature by following a few simple steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Type “Chrome://flags” in the address bar.
  3. Type “Esc to exit browser fullscreen” in the Search flags box.
  4. Click the drop-down menu, and select Enabled.
  5. Restart the browser.

Do you use Google Chrome in full-screen mode? If yes, which way do you think is the best to exit fullscreen? Let us know in the comments section.

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