Once upon a time, Chromium had a bug where using
$mod+f in i3 to fullscreen
the Chromium window changed the window to occupy the entire screen, but didn’t
actually make Chromium enter full screen mode. According to some, those1
were2 the3 good4 days5 6. Watching 4 YouTube streams in parallel
was still possibly, back in those days:
Without patches, the best we can do nowadays7 is the following
Using this branch, you can add the following to your Sway config:
bindsym $mod+f fullscreen bindsym $mod+Shift+f inhibit_fullscreen toggle
The first of these commands,
fullscreen is still the usual command you will be
used to: this toggles the size of a window to occupy the full screen. Usually,
this will also change chromium to its full screen mode.
When executing the second command while the chromium window is focused, the
chromium full screen state will be completely detached from the the Sway full
screen state. Thus, after toggling the
inhibit_fullscreen state, we can now
$mod+f to change the size of the chromium window, and
to change whether or not e.g. the tab bar is visible. Simply do
while the window is focused to merge the states again.
This gives two new possibilities:
- Make chromium fill the entire screen, but still show the tab bar.
- Make chromium fill only part of the screen, but don’t show the tab bar. Especially useful for watching videos on only part of the screen.
Actually, in Sway 1.6 you can still get this behavior by making the parent container fullscreen, since that used to also set all child containers to full screen mode. However, this is fixed for the next release. ↩