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Browser fullscreen split monitor

Andrew Lawson
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I'd like to have a web browser go fullscreen within a split monitor.
We have a monitoring PC with 4 monitors attached. Each screen runs a different browser view showing a different system monitoring webpage. We'd like to split one of the screens in two and have a browser go fullscreen in each split. When I hit F11 on the browser window, it takes over the whole monitor.
Is is possible to fullscreen within the split monitor?
Jul 15, 2014  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It's not currently possible to constrain full screen windows to a split due to technical limitations, but this is still open on our list. If we're able to get it going in the future, we'll definitely let you know!
Jul 15, 2014  • #2
Steve Hersker
3 discussion posts
Is there any update on this, by any chance? I just bought the Personal Pro license only to find out this doesn't work (I had previously eval'd DisplayFusion [but not this functionality specifically] and I couldn't eval the monitor split & browser full screen again w/o purchasing).
I found another piece of software that does support browser "full screen" inside a split monitor (so it's possible from a technical sense), but it's more expensive, less features and, most critically, very unstable.
Dec 12, 2018  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No update on it as of yet, no. If you need a refund, we can do that, just let us know via our contact form: https://www.displayfusion.com/Support/#contact
Dec 13, 2018  • #4
Steve Hersker
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Thanks for the quick reply! It's too late for a refund because I'm already hooked on a bunch of other features in DisplayFusion
And, I found a solid work around (for me at least) - Instead of relying on the browser's "Full Screen" mode, I book marked the pages in Chrome and then used it's "Open as window" feature. Those maximize perfectly in the split monitor areas. It gets rid of the tabs, url and bookmark areas (achieving "full screen mode") and fills the virtual window which is exactly what I was looking for!
If someone wanted to do this for random ad-hoc pages, it'd be a pain but in my scenario it's always the same various web-based monitoring apps each time and this works great.
I'm completely satisfied! Thx again! Great product!
Dec 13, 2018  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Nice, glad to hear it! We also have a signage product called CloudShow that can put browser windows at whatever size you want and there's no window chrome at all (no caption bar or anything). It's a bit different but if you want those pages always on the monitor and don't use the monitor for anything else, it works great for that

Where's this "open as window" option that you mentioned? I'm not seeing it when I right-click a bookmark or edit a bookmark in Chrome, but it sounds like a great option!
Dec 13, 2018  • #6
Steve Hersker
3 discussion posts
I don't think this is the easiest way to accomplish it, but here's what I do...
In Chrome, bookmark a page to the bookmark bar:
1. Hit Ctrl-D (to bookmark the page)
2. Make sure the Folder is set to Bookmark Bar.
3. On the Bookmark Bar, click the Apps link on the far left. If the Bookmark Bar isn't visible, hit Ctl-Shift-B. (You can click & drag from other bookmark folders, I just find it easiest to do it from the bar.). If the Apps link is not there, right click on the Bookmark Bar and make sure Show Apps Shortcut is checked).
4. Drag the bookmark down from the bookmark bar on to the Apps page
5. Right click on the link in the Apps page and make sure Open As Window is checked
6. Right click on it again and send a shortcut to the Desktop, Start Menu, etc.
Then, you launch the web page using the short cut and maximize it to the virtual window of your choice.
I then go delete the bookmark from the bookmark bar (but you have to leave the link in the Apps page, otherwise it deletes the shortcut as well)
In older versions of Chrome, there used to be an option in Tools menu that did this all in one fell swoop but it's been gone for a while. No idea why. And I haven't found a faster/more efficient way to do it...but this works.
I hope this helps anyone else looking to maximize browser windows in DisplayFusions' virtual monitors. I can't tell you how thrilled I am and how well it works.
Dec 16, 2018 (modified Dec 16, 2018)  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Awesome, thanks for sharing that work around! I used to use the option in the Tools menu as well. It's still kind of there, but the shortcut doesn't open it in the minimal window like it used to. Thanks again!
Dec 18, 2018  • #8
Lee Buskey
2 discussion posts
so, this doesn't really help. While I can follow the procedure, it doesn't address the problem, which was to constrain "Full Screen" mode of a browser to a specific split window, which still seems to not be possible. Any updates? I updated to a 58 in monitor, and while I want to watch some video full screen, as in without additional content, I don't really want to take up the entire monitor to do that.
Apr 2, 2021  • #9
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Lee,

We don't have any updates on this, but it is still on our feature request list. We'll be sure to post here if we have any news on it in the future.

Apr 6, 2021  • #10
Richard Nelson54846
1 discussion post
Virtual Display Manager 3 has this function, and appears to closely resemble your software also. In the age of WFH this should be top of your list to allow people with single monitors to split their monitors as they would in an office. Luckily there's kind of a work around in DF, but please get this sorted it would be so incredibly helpful.
May 10, 2021  • #11
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