How do I hide the toolbars when I want to work clean

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Is there a way to hide the toolbars when I want to just work on a clean page.
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If you are using Windows, hit F11 to maximize the browser pane. In Mac (and you can do this on Windows too), you can right-click in the toolbar area (anywhere except where bookmarks are sitting) and see a menu in which the displayed toolbars are shown with a check mark. Select any toolbar you want to hide in this right-click menu to hide it. You turn it on later in the same way.

One more option to do the same thing -- use the View menu -> toolbars, and deselect toolbars to hide them.

I hope this helps. Let me know if it wasn't what you were after.

clayton
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i have a suggestion. it would be nice if Flock supported toolbar configurations specific to separate windows. when i watch training videos online, it would be nice to have the viewer window be toolbar-free, but still have ready access to the toolbar in the other windows containing the links that launch new videos. i thought Flock used to work this way. did that change?
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I have a separate suggestion for Flock:- F11 is a toggle, which is fine, but every other browser I've seen also allows "Esc" key to exit from FullScreen mode. Could Flock do the same sometime ?
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@shacoca: I'll be honest: Toolbar prefs aren't really high on our to-do list. We've got a lot of work still to do to gain a foothold and while I do think that's a valuable feature, it's not going to differentiate Flock enough. I did a quick search and didn't find anything, but it might be worth some more digging on https://addons.mozilla.org - there are extensions for a great many things here.

@Eagle_Kiwi: Firefox doesn't do this and we're built off their code. Even if this is standard, we're unlikely to muck with Firefox's base code - this often creates issues with future versions of Firefox being integrated into Flock, so we only really do it when it's a big issue that's worth the headache.

Evan Hamilton
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You're right Evan. Apologies for sloppy research behind my comment.
Excellent answer nonetheless. TYVM
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Sir, you have no need to apologize. :)

Evan Hamilton
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to follow-up, i'm loving the way the toolbars are working these days. nice work! thanks!
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Elle Fagan

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thanks! how helpful

HOWEVER....the instructions remove the page as well as the toolbar...NOT ok.

we need a thing that will open the page then allow us to put the toolbar away while we read or work on the page that is displayed
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hi Elle,
in the Chrome version, i'm able to choose "Enter Full Screen" from the View menu. i get a full screen page, and the toolbar automatically pops down when i need it. give that a try. when you first engage it, the toolbar might still be there. but as soon as you click anywhere on the page, it should scroll up. later when you need it, as your cursor nears the top of your screen, the toolbar should scroll down. hope that helps.