// Firefox element.mozRequestFullScreen(); document.mozCancelFullScreen(); document.mozFullScreen; // Chrome element.webkitRequestFullScreen(); document.webkitCancelFullScreen(); document.webkitIsFullScreen;
To simplify the usage of this new feature I wrote a small jQuery plugin.
Entering Fullscreen mode
You can either switch the whole page or a single HTML element to fullscreen mode:
This only works when the code was triggered by a user interaction (For example a onclick event on a button). Browsers don't allow entering fullscreen mode without user interaction.
Exiting Fullscreen mode
Fullscreen mode is always exited via the document but this plugin allows it also via any HTML element. The owner document of the selected HTML element is used then:
Querying Fullscreen mode
Simply pass no argument to the fullScreen method to query the current state. The method returns true when fullscreen mode is active, false if not or null when the browser does not support fullscreen mode at all. So you can use this method also to display a fullscreen button only when the browser supports fullscreen mode:
$("#fullscreenButton").toggle($(document).fullScreen() != null))
Toggling Fullscreen mode
The plugin provides another method for simple fullscreen mode toggling: