How to run Modern apps fullscreen in Windows 10

One of the changes in Windows 10 is that all Modern apps run inside a window. This makes them appear similar to classic desktop apps - now they are resizable, have a titlebar, icons on the taskbar and window caption buttons. However, since Modern apps are primarily touch-optimized, some users might prefer to run them full screen always, like they used to run in Windows 8 by default. This is very easy to do.

  • Open some modern app.
    open an app
  • Take a look at the titlebar. Next to the app's icon, you will find three little dots.
    click dots
    Click those dots.
  • A special menu will appear with the commands that used to be present as Charms. Select Fullscreen there and the app will go fullscreen.
    click fullscreen menu item
  • To exit fullscreen, you need to move your mouse pointer to the top edge of the screen. The titlebar will popup, there you will find a similar button with dots:
    exit fullscreen
  • That's it.

1 thought on “How to run Modern apps fullscreen in Windows 10

  1. robert

    OK, I don’t see three dots. Is this current? PLEASE HELP THIS IS VERY ANNOYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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