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Tue, May 22, 2018 6:35 PM

Photoshop CC: How to go actual full-screen on Mac

All of my other programs will go full-screen mode that puts them on a separate desktop so I can easily slide back and forth to different projects and windows. How can I do this with Photoshop CC? I do NOT mean hitting "F". I mean, going full screen to a new desktop. 

Thank you all for your time, consideration, and expertise.

Derick

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550 Points

2 years ago

Upper left corner, click on the green circle with the "plus" sign in it, or View > Screen Mode > and choose either "Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar" or "Full Screen Mode." 

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That makes it fullscreen on the main desktop. I need it to become it's own desktop. Note in the graphic below how there is the usual Desktop, along with Google Chrome, and FCPX in their own space. I want Photoshop to take up it's own space there as well. Then I can easily "3 finger swipe" between programs with the trackpad.

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Do you mean on a second monitor?

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It's like a virtual 2nd monitor. And 3rd, 4th, 5th, and so on. In Chrome, or FCPX, or any other program on Mac, when you click the green button at the top lefthand corner of the window it opens a new "desktop space" as seen at the top of the image I shared earlier.

373 Messages

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7.2K Points

2 years ago

Float the image (Window > Arrange > Float in Window), drag it over to the other Desktop, then press F.

Adobe Administrator

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2 years ago

I think you are looking for native full screen mode which Photoshop does not currently support: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop_lightroom_support_for_full_screen_a...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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What would be the drawbacks of getting that mode? I guess that we would lose the flexibility of having floating and tabbed documents, panes out of the main interface, etc?

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I have found a workaround.

1. 3-finger swipe up on the trackpad so that you see this:

2. Click on the + on the upper right side of the screen:

3. Click anywhere on screen to hide this view. Then open Photoshop and 3 finger swipe up again to see this:


4. Drag photoshop window to "Desktop 2". 

5. Click anywhere to return to normal view. 

You can now 3-finger slide back and forth (left and right) between virtual desktops.

Thanks for your help guys!

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Good news!  To give this a little more detail, that's the "Spaces" feature of macOS, part of what Apple calls Mission Control.  https://support.apple.com/kb/ph25574?locale=en_US     It's probably also worth mentioning that depending on how the Trackpad System Preferences are configured, it might be a swipe with four fingers.

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2 years ago

Just create a new Space and put Photoshop there. I have separate spaces for pretty much each app I use and it works great.

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60 Points

2 years ago

If I do this then photoshop shows up on every "space" without a full screen.  I could make 10 desktop spaces, and anything not native full screen will show up on all of these spaces.  It's really annoying.  Numbers does this as well unless I have it native full screen.  Any ideas?

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Spaces lets you assign a program to just one space.

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62 Points

2 months ago

Why can't I use the fullscreen mode yet? I know it was possible in the past, and this functionality has been removed