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How to Turn Off Full Screen Mode in Windows

June 28, 2022

doHow to turn off full screen mode in Windows? Full screen mode on Windows computers helps users enlarge content, especially when watching movies, reading documents or browsing the web without wanting to be affected by other content.

If you zoom in on the browser screen, it will remove the address bar, browser bookmarks, and further enlarge the content display area.

You can see a page in greater detail after enabling full screen mode. However, some people don’t know how to get out of full screen in Windows 10. In fact, it’s not complicated and here we will show you the three common ways.

How to Turn Off Full Screen Mode in Windows
Index of contents

  1. How to Turn Off Full Screen Mode in Windows
    1. 1. Exit full screen mode with keyboard shortcuts
    2. 2. Exit full screen mode by pressing Esc
    3. 3. Exit full screen mode via X
  2. How to Turn Off Full Screen Mode in Microsoft Word
    1. Open full screen mode in Microsoft Word
    2. Exit full screen mode in Microsoft Word
  3. To close

How to Turn Off Full Screen Mode in Windows

To activate the full screen mode we just have to do it through the Windows shortcut. However, there are also cases where many people accidentally put the computer in full screen mode without knowing how to get out.

With several different methods, you can easily get out of full screen mode and return to the normal screen interface. Let’s start.

1. Exit full screen mode with keyboard shortcuts

The F11 key is a function key and is often used to enter and exit full screen mode. Apart from the function, it can allow you to quickly create a chart from selected data in Microsoft Excel.

You can usually find the key at the top of your computer’s keyboard.

When the computer screen accidentally enters full screen mode, press the F11 key to return the computer to the original interface. The F11 shortcut is also used to enlarge the full screen of a Windows 10 computer.

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2. Exit full screen mode by pressing Esc

Abbreviation for Escape, the esc key used to exit full screen and to abort an operation. For example, yes Google Chrome was downloading files slowly, you can press the Esc button to stop the download.

The Esc key is located in the upper left corner of the computer keyboard. In some applications, the esc key it will help us to get rid of full screen mode. Also, the esc key it is also used to quit certain programs running on the computer.

3. Exit full screen mode via X

In case you cannot press the F11 key, due to some problem you may have on the keyboard, simply click on the icon “X” displayed at the top right of the screen.

We place the mouse at the top of the computer screen and will show the X icon to exit full screen mode.

How to Turn Off Full Screen Mode in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, sometimes a document is accidentally launched in full screen mode. For beginners, who are not familiar with the nitty-gritty of the app, this can pose some problems.

For starters, access to the toolbar, where you can access the tabs, is gone. This is not an ideal situation, especially when you constantly have to open the review tab or some other Word feature.

Similarly, sometimes instead of normal view, you need to launch your document in full screen mode for a better reading experience.

No matter what situation you find yourself in, you can easily open and exit full-screen mode in Word. While there are many methods to achieve this, they are complicated and time consuming.

Therefore, we will describe only those that increase productivity and save your valuable time.

Open full screen mode in Microsoft Word

  • Opens Microsoft Word.
  • At the top of your document, in the upper right corner, click the “Ribbon Display Options”.
  • Choose “Auto hide the ribbon” in the drop-down menu.
  • Done, Word has now been placed in full screen.

But don’t be scared, you can return to the initial interface easily.

Exit full screen mode in Microsoft Word

  • Opens Microsoft Word.
  • Move your cursor to the top of the document. A small panel will appear with the famous button “Ribbon Display Options”.
  • Click this button to bring up a dropdown menu.
  • In the drop-down menu, click on the option “Show tabs and commands”.
  • Clever, Word back to normal, displaying all the tabs and the feature ribbon.

These steps are applicable for any Microsoft Word from the year 2013.

To close

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So, you already have 3 different ways to get out of full screen mode on your computer. In addition, we have also guided you to do it also in Microsoft Word.

Some websites will have the word “Exhaust” for us to click when we want to return to the previous interface, like when we watch YouTube videos, for example.