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This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.

Asynchronously requests that the element be made full-screen.




It's not guaranteed that the element will be put into full-screen mode. If permission to enter full-screen mode is granted, the document will receive a "mozfullscreenchange" event to let it know that it's now in full screen mode. If permission is denied, the document receives a "mozfullscreenerror" event instead.

See Using full-screen mode for details and examples.


Specification Status Comment
Fullscreen API
The definition of 'Element.requestFullScreen()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer Edge Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes)webkit[1] 9.0 (9.0)[2] 11ms[3] (Yes)[3] ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 9.0 (9.0) ? ? ?

[1] Also implemented as webkitRequestFullScreen.

[2] Implemented as mozRequestFullScreen.

[3] See documentation on MSDN


See also

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