I'm using Lubuntu with firefox in place of chromium and I experience the following problem: when I press F11 the application goes to fullscreen mode but when I subsequently press F11 the application will only partially exit fullscreen, since the menu bar is totally hidden and the tabs/toolbar appear only when I move the mouse close to the titlebar. Other applications fullscreen (e.g. geany) do not have this problem, is this a bug? is there a workaround?


I just tested with Ubuntu and I have the same issue. I tested with windows, and no problem, so I would think it a bug. there is 2 ways that you can use as a workaround:

1) Type about:config in the address bar and look for:


what that will do is keep the firefox button and tabs visible

2) Take a look at this

Hope that this helps

  • Thank you, this solution causes the menu to never be hidden, well done!
    – giuspen
    May 18 '12 at 19:31

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