Exiting full screen mode

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Oct 20, 2015 Oct 20, 2015

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How to exit full screen mode without touching the screen or having access to the toolbar at the bottom?

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Adobe Employee , Oct 21, 2015 Oct 21, 2015

To exit full-screen mode, press Control-L (Windows) or Command-L (Mac).

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 21, 2015 Oct 21, 2015

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Hi,

You can simply use ESC key to exit full screen mode.

Thanks,

Abhishek

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 21, 2015 Oct 21, 2015

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Esc key doesn't work

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2015 Nov 03, 2015

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Any fixes for this coming out? really annoying

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New Here ,
Jan 10, 2017 Jan 10, 2017

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WTH is this... unbelievably annoying that one can't escape full view on mac

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New Here ,
Jun 21, 2017 Jun 21, 2017

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I have the exactly same problem - I think this problem happens on windows 8 or higher.  I never have the problem with windows 7. but two other computers with windows 8 / 10 have this problem.   It sucks.

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New Here ,
Jun 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018

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Nope, nothing gets me out of fullscreen mode.

Not pressing Control + L.

Not pressing ESC.

Not pressing F to cycle through modes.

Nothing.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018

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That doesn’t sound like Acrobat Reader. People have chipped in with advice from any number of different apps now.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018

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Oh and also make sure it isn’t Acrobat Reader Touch which  never could be anything but full screen.

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New Here ,
Mar 13, 2021 Mar 13, 2021

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Try CTRL +SHIFT+F

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New Here ,
Feb 13, 2022 Feb 13, 2022

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This is the right answer. 

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New Here ,
Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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you are amazing, thank u so much 

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New Here ,
Oct 25, 2017 Oct 25, 2017

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lol took mr forever tytytytytytytytyvm

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 21, 2015 Oct 21, 2015

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To exit full-screen mode, press Control-L (Windows) or Command-L (Mac).

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 22, 2015 Oct 22, 2015

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What happened to good old intuitive ESC key?

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 22, 2015 Oct 22, 2015

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ESC should work too, in general. There's a preference (under the Full Screen category) that allows ESC key to exit full-screen. It's on by default so ESC should work. But in case it gets unchecked, Control-L or Command-L can still be used.

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Jun 21, 2016 Jun 21, 2016

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NONE of your suggestions work for me

i cannot even display the menu bar.  ESC does NOTHING, and i have systematically tried CTRL- {EVERY Key}.

fwiw, it is running on windows 8, i have tried Acrobat as a stand-alone application as well as the Google Chrome add-on.

both behave the same.

YOU May not realize how important this is; i am trying to determine a location displayed in a pdf document by simultaneously searching for it on a web based map.  Printing the page from the pdf document has Lousy resolution- But i CAN zoom in while it is on the screen.

--- >  is there at least a way to display the menu bar..?

i Assume that Acrobat has never been fixed to run any other way besides full-screen/maximized window

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Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021

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view > screen mode > standard screen mode

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020

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No, that brings up a Layers box.

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New Here ,
Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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Try windows+shift+F

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New Here ,
Mar 22, 2017 Mar 22, 2017

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Press 'F' to cycle screen modes.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 19, 2017 Sep 19, 2017

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Thank you so so much! New to adobe illustrator and almost had a panic attack because I couldn't do anything! Thank you!

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New Here ,
Aug 02, 2018 Aug 02, 2018

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Worked!

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New Here ,
Nov 01, 2018 Nov 01, 2018

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It worked!

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