How to hide the address bar in Chrome

Useful for screenshots and screencasts, or just to increase the real estate of your screen

There is no easy way from within an open instance of Chrome. You need to go to the terminal and open a new Chrome instance in application mode, passing the URL.


/Applications/Google\\ Chrome --app=URL


Chrome.exe --app=URL

(prepent Chrome.exe with the Chrome folder, which varies by Windows version - see here)


google-chrome --app=URL

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