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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Don't exit full screen when pressing escape in apps like Safari on Lion Ask Question. Asked 8 years ago. Active 8 months ago. Viewed 33k times.

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Alex Peters 6 6 bronze badges. Fadi Fadi 1 1 gold badge 3 3 silver badges 5 5 bronze badges. Pressing Esc where it has a different effect e. Daniel: But that doesn't necessarily apply to any other functions. Is this actually a wide spread OS X Lion problem? Why are there so few people that are actually experiencing this? Tom Such as? The user doesn't say, and neither do you.

I could imagine all those functions overriding the full screen mode shortcut when used by e. Accidentally hit enter There are many web pages where ESC is used to close a modal window, for example: ericmmartin. Press ESC to close the modal. Safari is aware that there is a modal window, and doesn't exit full screen.

Press ESC again and Safari exits full-screen mode. Often I press ESC several times to ensure something gets closed. I don't want Safari to exit full-screen mode when that happens. There is already a key command to exit full-screen. ESC shouldn't be used. Since none of the examples mentioned so far have this issue when I tested them, I don't believe that without steps to reproduce the issue. In fact, Fadi's example above contradicts your comment. This is what I use. For Chrome, you can use its NinjaKit variant. Not sure how up to date it is though.

Any experience installing this on Safari for Mavericks? Yeah this doesn't work for me, I'm in Yosemite Beta 5 with Safari 8. Escape key keeps on breaking full screen and for me it's happening when I'm in address bar and press Esc while in it. I'm assuming GreaseKit no longer works given it's dated to and a quick google seems to indicate it doesn't work anymore.

Any ideas? So frustrating, no wonder Chrome is the go-to primary browser, even on Apple's own operating system Notably absent from that list is, of course, leaving full screen mode. Ignore the warning that basically states you're insane. Remember to add e. Terminal to the exceptions list — it totally ignores Escape for leaving full screen, but pressing Ctrl-. Of course, you could completely ignore all Escape keypresses like this, but that'll lose a good bit of functionality Tamara Wijsman Tamara Wijsman Well, your mileage may vary.

Functions using Escape are not usually available from the menu bar, and Escape does not trigger menu items as is obvious from the missing "flash" highlighting the menu bar item containing the triggered item. I didn't find an answer for macOs Sierra and higher. So that's how i solved this issue.

To install this modification you have to: Open karabiner-elements and go to "Complex modifications" tab Click "Add rule" button, then "Import more rules from the Internet" Import modification "Don't exit fullscreen when pressing ESC in Safari". Just to flesh out the description a bit more. In Safari, mapping the Escape key to a benign function doesn't seem to be a solution.

Regardless of the action, it will still drop out of Full Screen. And again, pressing Escape to cancel dialogs does not exit full screen.

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Pressing Escape in Terminal does not exit full screen. Using Escape to cancel a drag does not exit full screen. Have you even tried it before posting these claims? Using Escape in Reeder to e. If Escape is not used for such an action, it exits full screen. It looks like you're using JQuery. In that case: Listen for keydown events keypress and keyup won't work on the document with keyCode 27 , and when the event fires call e.

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Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. Jan 12, PM in response to sig In response to sig When you go to full screen that message appears for a second or 2. You can make it come back by moving the cursor over the screen. I do not know of a way to disable it. Could be a Quicktime feature. Let's wait till the OP furnishes some information. Jan 13, AM in response to sig In response to sig I see that message every time I set a video to full screen.

Any embedded video, and with any browser, so I'm guessing it's at OS level. I have noticed that any video I look at that is Flash does this when you go to fullscreen. Whoever made the video has added the message you see when you go to fullscreen. It has nothing to do with your OS. It's part of the code. User profile for user: Klaus1 Klaus1.


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That command is a shortcut to both getting the window to fill the screen, as well as the reverse. Quite normal. Does not interfere with playback. Very convenient. Cannot fathom out why you consider it a problem. User profile for user: Sam Sam Mar 4, PM in response to Klaus1 In response to Klaus1 I'll tell you why it's a problem:' just google the phrase: "press esc to exit full screen mode remove" and you'll see that many people - like me - can't get this thing to go away. It pops up and just stays there indefinitely. But so far all the work arounds i found are for pc's. Help is appreciated.

I think i figured this one out and the problem started when i learned about flash cookies. I learned from reading around that flash cookies reinsert cookies onto your mac so -- if you delete cookies from your browser My conclusion: delete everything in macromedia folders, then go to macromedia.

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Empty the trash; it will be recreated. Close out your browsers and restar them. Now the first time you visit a flash video site like youtube -- watch a vid and switch to fullscreen mode -- that "s. So what is that "s.