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    FaceTime Full Screen on Mac?
    I can't expand the FaceTime window left and right. "Enter Full Screen" under the Video Menu is grayed out. (so is Use Landscape) The green button only expands the window to full height. Dragging the right or left edge does not increase the width. Instead, it will allow changing to full height, but a fixed (rather narrow) width. That allows me to go down to a minimum height and width, or up to the full height with about the same proportion of width as the minimum window size.

    I don't see anything in Preferences that addresses Full Screen mode. My audio and video is through a Logitech HD Webcam C525, on a Mac Mini and HannSpree monitor. If there are preferences for the webcam, I don't know how to access them.

    Any suggestions?

    I'm trying to set up FaceTime because I made the mistake of upgrading Skype, only to find that it has been taken over by MicroSoft. I went through their registration, and found that my Contacts were wiped out. Someone tried to reach me through Skype (while we both were using FaceTime) and it didn't "ring" on my end.

    My preference is to use Full Screen mode (and this is the only time I do that!). If FaceTime won't, then I need to restore my Skype Contacts, which appears be simple. But what does Darth Vader have in store???

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    I can't expand the FaceTime window left and right. "Enter Full Screen" under the Video Menu is grayed out. (so is Use Landscape) The green button only expands the window to full height. Dragging the right or left edge does not increase the width. Instead, it will allow changing to full height, but a fixed (rather narrow) width. That allows me to go down to a minimum height and width, or up to the full height with about the same proportion of width as the minimum window size.
    This is the way Facetime works for me too on my computer (Full Screen option also grayed out in the drop down menu). According to this Apple article (below)...if I'm reading things correctly...clicking the green button in the top-left corner of the Facetime window is also supposed to achieve full screen mode. I guess it should really be renamed "full height mode" for computer users using a monitor in landscape orientation. lol

    On a phone or tablet held in the "portrait mode"...maybe this "full screen mode" makes more sense.

    https://support.apple.com/guide/face...-fctm35523/mac

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    Thanks. It's back to trying to connect with the new MS Skype then.

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