Use Crome Beta in full screen mode on your Android smartphone

Posted on Jan 27 2013 - 11:00am by Sunny

Chrome Beta in full screen mode on Android

If you observe the image above closely, you will realize that the app is running in full screen, and that app is Chrome Beta. And you might think that is a new feature in the app. But you are wrong. You can for sure use the Chrome Beta app on your Android smart phone in full screen, but you will need to do some working around. This is more like making the software on a Mac computer work in full screen.

Once you get the Chrome Beta app on your smart phone to work in full screen, the notification bar will be gone. You will have to either press the home button on the smart phone, or kill the app to get back to the home screen. This hack will give you a few more millimeters of working space, but those few more millimeters will make a lot of difference.

Anyway, lets get started. First, you will need to have at least Android 4.0 +, or Ice Cream Sandwich or above on your smart phone. Next, download Chrome Beta on your device. Please note, it has to be Chrome Beta, not Chrome for Android. Once you have this much set right, just follow the steps given below:

  • Type “chrome://flags/” in the address bar
  • Enable WebGL
  • Go to the Boids and Buildings Chrome Experiment page
  • Click on the “Launch Experiment” button
  • Click on “Run”
  • You are now on full-screen and can close this page

This full screen feature is not an official feature on Chrome given by Google. This was discovered by accident by Smackel. We can assume that Google is in fact working on this feature and may release this to its users in a feature update in the future. But until then, this is how we are supposed to use it.

And in case you kill the Chrome Beta app when it is being used in full screen, you will have to follow the last three steps. And if you just press the home button and let the app run in the background, you will not have any problem.

Source: Phandroid

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