How to start Microsoft Edge in full-screen mode

If you’re interested in discovering how to start Microsoft Edge in full-screen mode, you’re in the right place! This article is dedicated to you.

Full-screen mode is a feature that most browsers have nowadays, and it allows you better impressiveness into watching YouTube videos, or concentrating on work when using the browser.

Of course, how you access full-screen mode varies from browser to browser, with some browsers requiring a simple click of a button, while others need a combination of keys to work.

With that in mind, we will be looking over how you can toggle Microsoft Edge’s full-screen mode, so that you can enjoy using it distraction-free, with 100% of your focus directed at it.

The reason we chose Microsoft Edge is that it has a long history of changes and overhauls, transforming from a simple Internet Explorer descendant to changing its architecture altogether.

That being the case, any possible combinations or key-strokes that you knew before therefore no longer apply.

How can I use the full-screen mode in Microsoft Edge?

1. Enable it

  1. Hit the Windows key, type Edge, then open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press on the F11 key.

2. Disable it

In case you’re not satisfied with it, you can turn off Microsoft Edge full-screen mode. So, you can toggle back to normal mode by pressing F11 again.

How do I automatically open a web page in full-screen mode on Edge?

Here are the steps you need to take in order to start Microsoft Edge in full screen mode:

  1. Hit the Windows key, type cmd, then click on Command Prompt.
  2. In the opened window, input the following command, then press on Enter: msedge.exe –start-fullscreen
  3. After that, the full-screen mode should automatically start in Microsoft Edge.

What can I do if Microsoft Edge if the full-screen mode doesn’t work?

1. Reset Microsoft Edge

  1. Press on the Windows key, type Edge, then open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three-dotted line in the top-right of the screen, then go to Settings.
  3. From the left window pane, select Reset Settings, and then choose to Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm your decision, by clicking on the Reset button.
  5. Restart your PC.

2. Reinstall Microsoft Edge

  1. Use the following keyboard shortcut to open Windows Settings: Windows + I.
  2. Go to Apps.
  3. From the right window pane, type Microsoft Edge in the search bar.
  4. Click on the shown result, then choose to Uninstall it.
  5. After the process is completed,go to Microsoft Edge’s webpage.
  6. Click on the Download Edge button.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the browser.

3. Use a different browser

As mentioned above, all browsers have a full-screen mode. So, if you can’t manage to make it work in Microsoft Edge, then maybe you should switch to a different browser.

If Chromium-based browsers are your thing, and you like modern looks and low-resource consumption, then Opera is the best choice for you.

It has all the tools Edge does, and more, including a built-in VPN, and a far bigger extension library. To enable full-screen mode in Opera, simply open a new tab, and press F11 as well.



Enjoy full-screen content on this very reliable Chromium-based browser with fewer errors than ever before.

By following these methods, you should now be able to start full-screen mode in Microsoft Edge without any further issues.

Let us know what solution you used by leaving us your feedback in the comments section below.

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