How to exit the Full Screen Mode of Google Chrome in OS X Lion

One of the new features of OS X Lion (10.7) is Full Screen Apps. This has always been a feature of the web browser Google Chrome, but now with the inclusion of the “full screen” button, the ability to exit full-screen mode doesn’t work by just hitting the escape key – as it does with other OS X Full Screen Apps (Safari, Mail, iPhoto etc).

Below you’ll see an image of the new “full screen” button included in Google Chrome.

google chrome full screen button in os x lion

If you use this button to make Google Chrome go into Full Screen Mode, hit the keyboard combination command + shift + f to exit Full Screen Mode.

At some point I suspect the folks at Google will add the “escape key” feature to exit Full Screen, but for the time being – the above keyboard shortcut will do the trick.