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    Display Apps in Full Screen View in Windows 10

    Display Apps in Full Screen View in Windows 10

    How to Display UWP Apps in Full Screen View in Windows 10
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    19 Apr 2017
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    How to Display UWP Apps in Full Screen View in Windows 10


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    Universal Windows apps (aka: modern apps) can now be opened in resizable windows on your desktop like any other app now in Windows 10.

    This tutorial will show you how to display UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps in full screen view in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    When you display a universal app in full screen view, it will not always stay that way. The next time you open the app, it will display in a window on your desktop as usual.

    While you have tablet mode turned on, app will always open in full screen view and cannot be reduced.


    CONTENTS:





    Display Apps in Full Screen View in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Display Apps in Full Screen View in Windows 10
    To Display App in Full Screen View

    1. While you have a UWP app open, press the Shift+Win+Enter keys to toggle full screen off and on.






    Display Apps in Full Screen View in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Display Apps in Full Screen View in Windows 10
    To Display App in Full Screen View

    1. While you have a UWP app open in a desktop window view, click/tap on the Full screen button Name:  app_Full_screen.png
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    Display Apps in Full Screen View in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Display Apps in Full Screen View in Windows 10
    To Exit Full Screen View for an App

    1. While you have a UWP app open in full screen view, do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

    2. Swipe down from top border or move pointer to top border of the app to have the title bar slide down, and click/tap on the Exit full screen button Name:  App_restore.png
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    3. If you have multiple displays, then you can also click/tap on the app's taskbar icon to minimize it, and click/tap on the app's taskbar icon to restore full screen again.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    15 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2,377
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    Hello!

    When I play a game (universal app) in full screen, I cannot exit to maximized or windows again. I tried with the mouse around all the corners and at the top of the screen, no controls are revealed to click on them. I can only press ALT+ESC to minimize the game or ALT+F4 to close it. Please tell my if there is any keyboard combination or mouse shortcut to exit full screen mode! I could not find the menu choice to exit full screen as shown in some websites. Am I missing something? I have the same problem on both build 10240 (my main computer) and build 10586 (my test computer).

    Thank you in advance.
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  2.    15 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    Hello Spapakons,

    Is there a specific free game that does this? I'll see if I can test with it to see what's up.
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  3.    15 Nov 2015 #3
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    Yes, Microsoft Mahjong, Croc's World and others.
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  4.    15 Nov 2015 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    The title bar should slide down from the top when you move the pointer to the edge of the top border, or swipe down on a touch screen. Double check to make sure the app is active by clicking in it first.

    I've updated the tutorial to include screenshots of Microsoft Mahjong to help.
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  5.    16 Nov 2015 #5
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    Just checked, yes this works in my test computer (Windows 10 Pro 32-bit build 10586), but not in my main computer (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit build 10240). Did I do something with the settings and disabled this? Anyway.
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  6.    16 Nov 2015 #6
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    Could be an issue in that build. You might update it to TH2 build 10586 when you get a chance to see if it works properly afterwards.
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  7.    16 Nov 2015 #7
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    I checked again. In my test PC (Windows 10 Pro 32-bit build 10586, resolution 1024x768) works. In my Virtual PC (VMWare, Windows 10 Pro 32-bit build 10586, resolution 1440x900) works. In my main PC (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit build 10240, resolution 1440x900) doesn't. I thought it has to do with my main PC using non-standard resolution, but not. I will try it again once I upgrade to build 10586. Thank you for your time.
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  8.    16 Nov 2015 #8
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    Please let us know how it goes after the upgrade.
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  9.    19 Nov 2015 #9
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    Hello! I just upgraded in Windows 10 Pro 64-bit TH2 (build 10586). I tested and I have no problems now. When I put the mouse on top of the full screen app, the bar appears where I can resume to window or minimize or close the app. Probably there was some system file issue in build 10240 that was fixed while upgrade replaced my system files.

    Thank you Bink.
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