Turn On or Off Full Screen Playback in Movies & TV app in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Full Screen Playback in Movies & TV app in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Full Screen Playback in Movies & TV app in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Full Screen Playback in Movies & TV app in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    20 Jun 2021
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Turn On or Off Full Screen Playback in Movies & TV app in Windows 10


    The Movies & TV app is included with Windows 10, and let's you have all your movies and TV shows, all in one place, on all your devices.

    Movies & TV brings you the latest entertainment in one app on Windows. On your PC and Windows Mobile, the app lets you play and manage videos from your personal collection. On all your devices, you can use the app to browse and play movies and TV shows you’ve purchased from the Store.

    Video playback always starts in full screen by default in Movies & TV.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always start videos in full screen in the Movies & TV app for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Manually toggle full screen in Movies & TV
    Turn On or Off Full Screen Playback in Movies & TV app in Windows 10-movies-tv_full_screen.jpg



    Here's How:

    1 Open the Movies & TV app.

    2 Click/tap on the More options (3 dots) button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Full Screen Playback in Movies & TV app in Windows 10-movies-tv_full_screen_playback-1.jpg

    3 Under Playback, turn on (default) or off Always start videos in full screen for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Full Screen Playback in Movies & TV app in Windows 10-movies-tv_full_screen_playback-2.png


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink






  1. Posts : 623
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Hi Shawn.

    That setting doesn't work for me.
    Regardless of what I have that setting set to, any video file that I double click on always opens in full screen.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 68,821
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Stigg said:
    Hi Shawn.

    That setting doesn't work for me.
    Regardless of what I have that setting set to, any video file that I double click on always opens in full screen.
    Hello mate,

    When turned off, only windows that are maximized are supposed to go full screen if this applies to your situation.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 623
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello mate,

    When turned off, only windows that are maximized are supposed to go full screen if this applies to your situation.
    Yes, I guess technically it does maximize when it opens in full screen. I don't actually maximize it. The Films & TV app is making that decision. All I do is double click a video file and it opens in a full screen state. Can that somehow be changed? The setting you have referred to doesn't do it.

    I would like the Films & TV app to simply open in a windowed state instead of full screen.

    Someone in the Microsoft Community has also posted about it here.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 68,821
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Stigg said:
    Yes, I guess technically it does maximize when it opens in full screen. I don't actually maximize it. The Films & TV app is making that decision. All I do is double click a video file and it opens in a full screen state. Can that somehow be changed? The setting you have referred to doesn't do it.

    I would like the Films & TV app to simply open in a windowed state instead of full screen.

    Someone in the Microsoft Community has also posted about it here.
    I'm not aware of another way.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 623
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Brink said:
    I'm not aware of another way.
    No problem. It's only a minor inconvenience.

    Have you tried it?
    Do you get the same results as me?
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 68,821
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Stigg said:
    No problem. It's only a minor inconvenience.

    Have you tried it?
    Do you get the same results as me?
    I am seeing the same. Bug maybe?
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 623
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    Thanks anyway.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 11
       #8

    Hey guys, I tried a way, but I'm not sure if I could Duplicate it, I toggled the switch as suggested by @Shawn, but also got the result as @Stigg but no change. So, I opened my usual video, from a non maximized folder, and it opened up to a full screen, so I paused the video, toggled it to a small window, and then pushed play again, and then just out of curiosity I pushed the button that is picture in picture (Play in Mini View), and now everytime I open a video from a folder again, its in Non-Full Screen mode. (takes up about the same size as when I adjusted it before Clicking Play in Mini View.)

    I found this post trying to fix the same issue, so after finding a possible fix I created an account for commenting this. Hope this helps you guys, and anyone in the future that Might read through the comments as well. Good Luck!
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 623
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    Guest X said:
    Hey guys, I tried a way, but I'm not sure if I could Duplicate it, I toggled the switch as suggested by @Shawn, but also got the result as @Stigg but no change. So, I opened my usual video, from a non maximized folder, and it opened up to a full screen, so I paused the video, toggled it to a small window, and then pushed play again, and then just out of curiosity I pushed the button that is picture in picture (Play in Mini View), and now every time I open a video from a folder again, its in Non-Full Screen mode. (takes up about the same size as when I adjusted it before Clicking Play in Mini View.)

    I found this post trying to fix the same issue, so after finding a possible fix I created an account for commenting this. Hope this helps you guys, and anyone in the future that Might read through the comments as well. Good Luck!
    Hi Guest X.
    I got it to work too.

    I had to resize the window to get it to work for me.
      My Computer


 

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