How to Make Programs Open in Full Screen

Keyboard Shortcut Open Internet Explorer if it's not open already. Press the "F11" key. This is the shortcut to put Internet Explorer in full-screen mode. Browse the Web and close Internet Explorer when you're finished.

Opening a program and having it take up only a portion of the screen can be frustrating. It means having to maximize it manually each time, which can be time-consuming. Luckily, there is a way to edit your program shortcuts to make them open in full screen every time.

To get started, find the shortcut for the program you want to open in full screen. This could be on your Start menu, taskbar, or desktop. Right-click on the shortcut and select “Properties.”

In the properties window, look for the “Run” option. The default setting is “Normal Window,” but you can change it to “Minimized” or “Maximized.” Select “Maximized” and click “Apply” and then “OK.”

Now when you open the program using that shortcut, it will automatically open in full screen mode. Keep in mind that this only works for the shortcut you edited, so if you have multiple shortcuts for the same program, you will need to edit each one individually.

This tip can save you time and frustration, especially if you frequently use certain programs. So go ahead and edit your shortcuts to make your programs open in full screen every time.


How do I make Explorer full screen?
Click Start, click Run, type gpedit. msc in the Open box, and then click OK. Expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Internet Explorer. In the right pane, double-click the Enforce fullscreen mode setting.
Why is F11 not working in Internet Explorer full screen?
If pressing F11 does not have any effect, you may need to press Fn , and while holding it down, press F11 . In Internet Explorer and Firefox fullscreen view, the address bar is hidden from view. However, moving the mouse pointer to the top of the screen causes the address bar to appear.
How to do full screen without F11?
The easiest way to go full screen in an application or a game is to use the Alt + Enter keyboard shortcut. This method works for most games and apps unless they use it to enable other features.