"Full Screen" view

• Feb 29, 2024 - 10:18

I was quite surprised to find that MS's Full Screen view (on View menu, or shortcut F11) hid only the small lower status bar. Yes, it maximizes the window, but we can always do that, can't we? Otherwise, the effect is negligible.

By contrast, Full Screen view in Firefox—which I'm using to write this—not only maximizes the window but hides all of its other elements (menus, address bar, toolbars, status bar, side bars) so that all you see is the webpage's content. It gives the content the full screen, allowing you to read it at the best possible zoom factor, with the fewest distractions.

This is how Full Screen view has worked with the other software I've used. It seems to be the general idea of what it is. As this page at Lenovo's website says (www.lenovo.com/ca/en/glossary/full-screen) :

> What is full screen?
> Full screen is a feature that allows you to view an application or file in the entirety of your display. It
> maximizes the viewable area and removes menus, title bars, and other items from sight. This makes
> for a cleaner-looking experience and can be used for both work and entertainment-related activities.

Wouldn't it make more sense for MS to do this—giving the score the full screen so you could read (i.e. play) it most easily, with the fewest distractions, until you were ready to edit again? Or at least for us to have the option to do that, who would find it more meaningful and beneficial? Thanks!

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