Photoshop: How do I have Photoshop open images in full screen mode?

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"Suggestion for Photoshop ... File > Open should fill
the whole of the screen automatically and remember this in Windows XP, Vista
and Windows 7".
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Ish Malik

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Posted 7 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Ish,

This is already possible.

1. Create a new action/start recording
2. Choose "Insert Menu Item" and select the View>Screen Mode> you wish to use
3. Stop recording the action
4. Choose File>Scripts>Script Events Manager...
5. Make sure that "Enable Events to Run Scripts/Actions" is checked/enabled
6. From the "Photoshop Event:" pop-up, select "Open Document"
7. Enable the radio button next to "Action" and choose the action you recorded in steps 1-3 from the pop-ups
8. Click the "Add" button in the right-hand column
9. Click "Done"

Now when you open documents, they will be opened in the screen mode you selected in step 2.

To have this also work when creating new documents, repeat the steps above but select "New Document" for step 6.
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Paul Riggott

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I had thought about this method but as the OP stated "Fill the screen" this is not an option via the View menu, it's only available via the options bar and that isn't even scriptable via scriptListener. Maybe a consideration of adding this to the View menu?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Couldn't you add an action step to the action to use View>Fit on Screen?
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Paul Riggott

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Fit on screen is not Fill Screen and it's that option that's missing.
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Neus de Saavedra

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I like to work in Photoshop with the Full screen mode with menu bars and each time I open a new file I need to press "F" os call the menu to set that screen mode because the default mode is not that.

Could it be possible to include in Preferences in Photoshop the possibility to set the screen mode?
Or include it in your workspaces?
it would be perfect!!

Thanks for your attention!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop CS5: Screen Mode inside Preferences or in workspaces, please!.
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Neus de Saavedra

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Thank you very much, it have been helpful!
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Neus de Saavedra

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Well, that's torn it! It does not work when I export a RAW direct to Photoshop from Lightroom and that's how I usually I work. Any other solution?
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Jean Claude Blanchard

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Open one image in Photoshop and set it to the screen mode of your choice. Keep this image open. Now every image you open will open in the same screen mode.
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Thank you for your answer, I will try it.