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    Default Auto-hide Bookmarks, Navigation, and tabs bar

    As little screen space as chrome's bookmark bar, navigation bar, and tab bar take up, I would love for someone to make an extension to auto-hide these, and pop-up on mouse-over. Actually, if someone can make an extension to autohide even one of these, I would be thrilled.

    You can do this on firefox, and I am extremely close to switching back. Please do not let me do this!

    Thanks

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    I don't know if such can be made but you can always hide the bookmark bar using Ctrl + B and will be only shown in the new tab page. In addition you can use the bookmarks button by adding --bookmark-menu to your shortcut instead of the bar.
    Last edited by mg2; 11-26-2009 at 04:16 PM.

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    @dberm22; Hit F11 and it all turns into blue sky... And damned fast, too! (I quite like the little black panel which discreetly tells you that hitting F11 again will reverse the process - not that it's really needed though).
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    You can also map F11 to a Mouse button combination using Autohotkey (if you're not familiar with this program i could write you the script)

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    The best thing about Autohotkey is that your taskbar remains visible!!!
    On Left+Right mouse click:
    Code:
    ~LButton & ~RButton::
    if WinActive("ahk_class Chrome_WindowImpl_0")
    {
    Send, {F11}
    Send, {Escape}
    }
    return
    Or on double middle button click:
    Code:
    ~MButton::
       If (A_PriorHotKey = A_ThisHotKey and 
    
    A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 500) {
          if WinActive("ahk_class Chrome_WindowImpl_0")
    {
    Send, {F11}
    }
       }
    return
    You name it
    Last edited by mg2; 11-27-2009 at 12:14 AM.

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    I'm aware of both the F11 and the bookmark-menu thing, but thats not exactly what I was looking for. Can you map F11 to a mouse gesture (or location) instead?

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    any updates?

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    Unfortunately chrome doesnt supply anything to extensions to make it go fullscreen and javascript cant send key strokes as that would be a big security risk.
    So your going to have to use another app to get it done.

    You could map F11 to a mouse button using something like....
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/S...-Control.shtml
    ...or if you have a microsoft or logitech mouse/keyboard they both have software for remapping things...
    http://www.logitech.com/en-au/support_downloads/
    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/do...&sku=BV3-00003

    I liked the idea of mg2's double click middle button for F11 and tried it...
    DblMiddleClickF11.zip
    .....quite liked it

    If your into mouse gestures (Im not, but its what works for you) then I think you might like this app......
    http://www.tcbmi.com/strokeit/
    ...Allows you to have mouse gestures system wide on windows, even set up specific gestures for specific apps. Never tried it (like i said, not into gestures) but it certainly sounded/looked good.

    Hope you find something that works for you

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    the double middle button click is cool. but how can i auto hide only the navigation bar , the tab bar should be always visible .
    can you help please? thanks

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    I am trying to write a script that with autohotkey that within chrome will check is Ctrl - L has been hit (To jump to address bar), it will then exit fullscreen and the wait until Enter is hit (implying that the new address has been entered), at which point it will resume fullscreen.

    I don't really understand the context though, here is what I have so far.
    ^L::
    ;if WinActive("ahk_class Chrome_WindowImpl_0")
    {
    KeyWait, Enter, D
    Send, {F11}
    return
    }

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