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Exiting full screen mode

Community Beginner ,
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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Nov 01, 2018 Nov 01, 2018

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It worked!

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New Here ,
Jan 10, 2019 Jan 10, 2019

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Oh my god thank you! My cat stepped on my keyboard and suddenly I'm in full screen! Now I know what key she's stepping on.

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May 25, 2019 May 25, 2019

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u da real hero hahaha

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New Here ,
Jun 10, 2019 Jun 10, 2019

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Thank you so much.

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New Here ,
May 12, 2020 May 12, 2020

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THANK YOU! This is the correct answer ^ and should note that it's not the photoshop window or app that goes full screen (that's typically the esc key) it's the view mode going full screen. F as in wtF just happened after my cat walks across the keyboard on a deadline.

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New Here ,
May 12, 2020 May 12, 2020

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Note that this is not the correct answer for the original question, because this question is about Adobe Reader.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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Thank you!! The only thing that worked even a few years later.

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New Here ,
Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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F is doing absolutely nothing in Acrobat Reader, the top answer is correct.

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New Here ,
Mar 29, 2022 Mar 29, 2022

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THANK U

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New Here ,
Oct 25, 2017 Oct 25, 2017

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me^^

Command - L is jus adding a layer for me but esc worked ty guys

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Community Expert ,
Oct 25, 2017 Oct 25, 2017

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knoluv  wrote

me^^

Command - L is jus adding a layer for me but esc worked ty guys

Acrobat Reader can't add layers.

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New Here ,
Jan 13, 2020 Jan 13, 2020

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This article pops up when you try to search for the solution on Photoshop, so it confused me for a second when I discovered this is about Acrobat Reader...

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New Here ,
Nov 27, 2017 Nov 27, 2017

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F worked for me! It cycles through the different screen modes. I must have accidentally pressed it while going for V.

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New Here ,
Nov 01, 2018 Nov 01, 2018

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simply press CTRL+\

good  luck

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New Here ,
Jun 21, 2019 Jun 21, 2019

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Doesn't work

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Explorer ,
Jul 01, 2019 Jul 01, 2019

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Neither Esc nor Control L work on some occasions - there is a glitch there that you should look into.

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New Here ,
Dec 02, 2019 Dec 02, 2019

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Press the menu key and l or f. The Menu key is the key next to left alt

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New Here ,
Apr 30, 2020 Apr 30, 2020

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Help please. Updated yesterday PS yesterday April2020 and can't get out of fullscreen mode. I have tried every solution in tbis thread, Esc, F, Code L etc. Anything else?

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New Here ,
Jul 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020

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Hey guys, Something worked for me:

Go see the shortcut assigned to your Toggle Full Screen in

Edit/Keyboard Shortcuts then

write Toggle Full Screen in the search. 

You will see the associated shortcut.

If there is none, create the one you want!

Cheers!

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 21, 2020 Jul 21, 2020

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None of the suggestions mentioned in this post works for me. I'm afraid I'm forever stuck in full screen mode 🤪

Also none of the standard Mac OS ways to exit full screen is working. The app is absolutely deaf for any keyboard command and a sensible menu option is lacking. What are these Adobe guys doing ?? Ignoring any defaults ??

Does anybody have a suggestion to exit full screen mode in Creative Cloud ? 

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New Here ,
Sep 03, 2020 Sep 03, 2020

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I had the same problem not being able to turn off full screen covering up the menu bar. I have two monitors, so I just switched the menu bar to the other monitor in displays and the full screen didn't come up so I could switch it off in the Playback Preferences. Whew! Definitely need a toggle switch for that one! 

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New Here ,
Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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For Mac Users: If you are actively editing the PDF, the shortcuts don't work. ) :  

After I hit "Close" in the upper right and closed active work on the document, the ESC shortcut worked.

Hope that's helpful to at least some Mac users.

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New Here ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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This didn't work when I tried it. I know this answer may be old, but, I can't resize the window no matter what I try, can you please give me some kind of update answer?

 

Thanks!

Cheers1

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New Here ,
Nov 14, 2020 Nov 14, 2020

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ctrl+shift+F  is another key to exit from FullScreen mod. 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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What others said "f" works but on the Mac platform Adobe should be aware that this is non standard UI behavior and against Apple's UI guidelines for display. ESC should be able to exit from this but doesn't. Sometimes Adobe implements change for the sake of change - real bad process.

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