How to Enable Full Screen Mode in Edge

Microsoft Edge is the default web browser app in Windows 10. It's a Universal (UWP) app which has extension support, a fast rendering engine and a simplified user interface. One of the new features of the browser is full screen mode, which you can toggle with a hotkey or with a special menu command. Let's see how it can be done.


Edge got a lot of changes with recent releases of Windows 10. The browser now has extension support, EPUB support, a built-in PDF reader, the ability to export passwords and favorites and a number of other useful functions. A new feature added in a build of Fall Creators Update allows the user to go full screen with a single keystroke.

Mainstream browsers which are desktop apps like Firefox, Opera or Google Chrome can be switched to full screen mode by pressing F11.

Browser Fullscreen

Even File Explorer can go full screen when you press F11. But there was no Universal method.

Explorer Fullscreen

Finally, the Edge browser got the same feature! Along with the system-wide Win + Shift + Enter hotkey which makes the Store apps full screen, you can use the F11 key or a special menu item. This works starting with Windows 10 Build 16215. See how to find the Windows 10 build number you are running.

To enable full screen mode in Edge, run the browser and open any desired page.Edge Open A Site

Now, press F11 to enable the full screen mode.

Edge Full Screen Windows 10

Alternatively, click the three horizontal dots menu button in the top right corner of the browser's window to open its menu.Edge Open Menu Windows 10 FCU Now, click the Full Screen icon next to Zoom. It is the last icon in the row.

Edge Enable Fullscreen Windows 10

Now you can press the F11 key again to toggle between full screen and default windowed mode.

Alternatively, move your mouse pointer to the top right corner of the screen. You'll see a popup with the Minimize, Restore, and Close buttons. Click on the middle button with two arrows to restore the window.

Edge Restore Windowed Mode

That's it.


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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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