Sunday, August 23, 2009

How to Get Out of Full Screen Mode in Internet Explorer

One of the more common questions I am asked on a daily basis is how to get Internet Explorer out of Full Screen Mode. Kiosk mode or Full Screen mode is enabled if the bottom task bar (including the Start button and clock) disappear along with almost everything at the top of the browser window as well.

You can see an example of full screen mode by viewing the screenshot below. You notice the top bar just contains standard buttons bar gone are the title bar, menu bar, and address bar in Internet Explorer. This view may be ok to look at a website, but when you want to type something in the address bar to go somewhere else in can be a problem.

Full Screen Mode

Luckily, getting switching between normal mode and full screen mode is very easy. Its just one key on the keyboard - F11.

Press F11 to switch between full screen and normal viewing.

That's all there is to it.


jackie said...

so.. i'm pressing F11.... and nothing happens? is there any other way?