I want to put my Chrome browser in fullscreen mode without having to scroll down first.

Is it possible? Alternatively, are there any browsers that have this feature?

If it matters, my device is a Samsung Galaxy Tab E, Android 4.4.2. Not rooted.

  • See xda-developers.com/… – Firelord Sep 8 '18 at 15:07
  • I think there are 2 possible interpretations of "full screen" for this question: (1) Android's immersive mode (hide notification bar and navigation bar), or (2) Chrome's full screen (hide address bar). From the original wording of "having to scroll down first", looks like it's more about Chrome's full screen than Android's immersive mode, though fulfilling both is the most ideal... – Andrew T. Dec 13 '19 at 7:06
  • Related: android.stackexchange.com/q/132612/44325 – Andrew T. Dec 13 '19 at 7:18

Settings > display > expanded desktop

That works on lineageOS, but last time I told someone to looks here, they said their phone didn't have it.

  • No such option exists anymore. – Cerin Mar 29 at 4:05

There is a great article in How-To Geek on how to force that for any app with Chrome as sample. It's difficult for non-technical people though.

The approach is to execute a command from a connected computer to put chrome on a "full-screen state". You must connect the tablet via USB-Cable to the PC. I paste the steps for accessibility here:

  • Enable USB debugging on Android.
  • Install the Android SDK and ADB on PC.
  • Find Your App’s APK Name (Something like “com.android.chrome.”)
  • Verify Your Device Connection with ADB
  • Choose Your Immersive Mode (Command line)

This is the command to be executed from the connected PC:

adb shell settings put global policy_control immersive.full=com.android.chrome

Detailed instructions can be found in the source article.


It's not possible with Chrome, at least not in current point in time.

Since you said another browser with that feature will also help:

There were comments (thanks) about the fact that it's really outdated, and probably has some security issues, so it's not really recommended.

Full Screen Browser

From the app page:

Web browser that allows for full screen viewing. Used in many kiosk applications and similar products.

  • Hide or dim navigation bar (Home, Back etc).
  • Hide Action bar.
  • Hide status bar.

Support for desktop and mobile versions of web pages.

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  • This app hasn't gotten any updates in 6 years, absolutely not useful. An extreme security risk. – Martin Fürholz Jun 1 '20 at 3:03
  • People even complain about SSL problems using it- Not recommended! – Zimano Nov 24 '20 at 10:00

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