How To Go Full Screen In Windows 10

Windows 10 offers various ways to enjoy an optimal viewing experience on your computer. One of the best ways to do this is by going full screen. Whether you’re watching a movie, playing a game, or working on a presentation, full screen mode can help you focus on your content and eliminate distractions. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the different ways to go full screen in Windows 10.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

One of the easiest ways to go full screen in Windows 10 is by using keyboard shortcuts. Here are some common shortcuts that you can use:

  • F11: This key can be used to go full screen in most web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. Simply press the F11 key while your browser is active, and it will switch to full screen mode. Press F11 again to exit full screen.
  • Windows key + Shift + Enter: This keyboard shortcut is applicable for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, like the Movies & TV app or the Photos app. To go full screen, open the app, and then press the Windows key, Shift, and Enter keys simultaneously. Press the same keys again to exit full screen.

Method 2: Using the App’s Full Screen Option

Many apps and programs have a built-in full screen option. You can usually find this option in the app’s settings or by right-clicking within the app. Here are some examples:

  1. Video Players: In video players like VLC Media Player, you can select ‘Fullscreen’ from the ‘Video’ menu or right-click on the video and choose ‘Fullscreen’ from the context menu.
  2. Microsoft Office: In Microsoft PowerPoint, you can start a slideshow in full screen by clicking on the ‘Slide Show’ tab and then selecting ‘From Beginning’ or ‘From Current Slide’.
  3. Image Viewers: In the Windows 10 Photos app, you can click on the ‘…’-shaped menu icon in the top right corner and choose ‘Enter full screen’.

Method 3: Maximizing the Window

If you simply want to enlarge a window to occupy the entire screen without hiding the taskbar and window title bar, you can maximize the window. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Maximize button in the top right corner of the window (it looks like a square).
  2. Alternatively, you can double-click on the window’s title bar (the area at the top of the window that contains the program’s name).
  3. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + Up arrow to maximize the window.

Method 4: Using Windows 10’s Tablet Mode

If you’re using a touchscreen device, you can switch to Tablet Mode in Windows 10, which makes apps and programs run in full screen by default. To enable Tablet Mode, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Notification icon in the bottom right corner of the taskbar (it looks like a speech bubble).
  2. In the Action Center that appears, click on the Tablet Mode button.

Now, all your apps and programs will run in full screen. To exit Tablet Mode, simply click on the Notification icon and then click on the Tablet Mode button again.


Going full screen in Windows 10 is easy and can significantly improve your viewing experience. Whether you’re using keyboard shortcuts, app-specific full screen options, maximizing windows, or switching to Tablet Mode, each of these methods can help you enjoy a more immersive and focused experience on your computer. So, go ahead and try them out!