Full Screen Option for Photoshop Elements 2018

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I think Photoshop Elements 2018 should include a Fullscreen viewing option. It would be really great to get the option included in the next update!

Thanks, 

Chris
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Do you mean having your Elements Window full screen? Mac or Win?
If you mean 100% pixel view, that is available both in the editor and the organizer.
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I mean 100% full screen like all of my screen is the picture I don’t care for editing while full screen I just want to view the picture in full screen. Windows 10 I mean 100% full screen like all of my screen is the picture I don’t care for editing while full screen I just want to view the picture in full screen.
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Christopher,
I think that I have (perhaps) understood what you want to do in the Editor...
If you want your image to fill all your display without any panels, tools bar or menus,
- you must be in Expert mode, not quick or guided
- in the menu Edit >> Preference >> general, you must tick the checkbox to 'allow floating windows' in Expert mode.
That way, your image is shown in its own window.
You have the usual Windows top menu bar with the usual 3 icons to manage the window. A single click on the middle icon (the square) and the image window fills the screen.

But...
With Windows 10, after the last (1803) update by Microsoft, there is huge bug in the floating windows expert mode in PSE15 and PSE2018. When you open a new file, instead of opening in the editing space as usual, it opens in a tiny window squeezed in the top left of your display.
The workaround is to  open the files while keeping the Ctrl key pressed.
Or you can click on the icons bar on the bottom on 'layout' (just left of the 'organizer' icon). Choose 'float all'.

If the purpose is to browse your images full screen, the tool for that is the organizer. The full screen mode is activated by the F11 key (takes seconds to start... be patient for the first image).
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Full screen has been available in Elements since it began.   Shhh, don't tell him where to find it.   



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You a funny man Steve.  Grin.

Wait until you see the 'Frankenstein' I am building.  Takes 7 days for it to cure to max strength.  I added a bit of glue to the Velcro (the smooth side that is suppose to be sticky anyway) to give it more strength.  I put the WD in the lower left hand corner.  I thought low and close to the hinge would me less pressure on the hinge had I put it up high on the lid.  And I'll try to get in the habit of leaving the lid open so maybe that might help compared to it being open and shut 20 times a day.

I did some googling.  I watched a young man talk about bending some pins upwords.  These pins are in the usb ports.  I looked inside my HP and did not see ANYTHING like he was messin' with.  Of course.

I got about half a dozen chill mats to sit one's PC on.  I took a look inside those ports and BINGO -- 3 of the six have the type of port that the dude was showing.  I followed his instructions and my cables are fitting TIGHT.  I don't think I even will need glue.  Then I thought, what the heck, glue it anyway (just a little bit -- no need for a ton of it), it is just an old chill pad that I am not using anyway.

My update to PSE 18 went smooth so that was a relief.  I have downloaded a few too many things lately so I guess my ISP is punishing me for this behavior.  Fair enough.  So, to be on the safe side, I went to a buddies house up the street and entered my serial numbers on his network.  How many PC's can Essentials be installed on per purchase?  Regarding my ISP, I wonder how long their penalty will last?  I get through probably about 90% of the sites I want to get to . . . so . . . no big deal.  Just a slight annoyance.  Later man.  Take care.  Dean
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DDW, 

Still, I would not glue the USB connector, leave it open for more flexibility and future servicing.  Again, I will advise not to glue an External Drive onto the Laptop lid.   

Let me explain what a technician does with that laptop lid during a repair:   

When we technicians want to get inside a laptop, the first thing we do is unlock and slide the lid to the side so it comes off the laptop, which opens up the entire machine.  Anything glued onto it will be cumbersome or in the way.  After removing the lid, we find a key in the upper center under the lid and inside which will open the keyboard which is split in two and slide to two sides, as the keyboard comes apart side to side to reveal the inside workings.  Under the keyboard is the fan, memory, (on the bottom) and the hard drive.  These are quite small and the only way to get inside to get to them is to open the keyboard.

The only other way are screws for bottom plates but we leave those alone because opening those will cause an avalanche of more problems, and we'll end up going back to the lid to open the keyboard again.  The lid is the key that opens everything.  My advice is try to leave it alone and make your laptop flexible so it can be serviced properly. 

It's okay to paste decals, names or pictures.  Students do that.  To paste a whole external drive to the lid is asking for future problems. 

My most serious suggestion for you, is to invest into a nice soft brief case that opens up completely, not a sleeve, but one that you can unzip completely and then throw back its cover to open up the laptop for work.  It'll have pockets for mice, or things like an external hard drive which can be connected from the brief case pocket in the lid of the case.  This makes it convenient to open up anywhere and go right to work, whether you're in a library or a cafe.  They are even bulky enough for your cooling mat.  And, I always keep my cooler on when using it because my older XP laptop gets very hot, and my new Windows 10 laptop gets very warm so I always use a cooler.  It's better to keep it cool or invite problems later.  I use lots of workstations in my business, but my laptop goes with me in the field whenever I make a call to a customer with photos.   My brief case has everything in it include a mobile (wand) scanner and extra stuff I would have around my desktop computer.   

In fact, right now I have a laptop next to my desktop computer workstation in the office as I use it for batch scanning slides, while I just sit here with production software or website development software.  I have 3 screens in front of me as I multitask.   

I never glue things on them.   I keep them open and flexible so I can dive into them should they need servicing (immediately).   I am always called to another workstation or other in our company and I want things to be open and flexible.   

Another example is a car mechanic who wants to take parts out to get into the actual part for servicing.  If something is in the way, they could refuse to repair something.  They usually want the engine compartment to be clean and accessible.    

Steve Lehman, mcse
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Well considering I phoned adobe and they told me that it does not have the feature, I would say it’s safe for me to to be posting here.

Okay how do you do it?

F11? Doesn’t work.
Ctrl + F? Doesn’t work.
F? Doesn’t work.

Some one please tell me.
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Windows 10
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Christopher Halley

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I mean 100% full screen like all of my screen is the picture I don’t care for editing while full screen I just want to view the picture in full screen.
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I assume you want full screen in the photoshop elements editor?
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Christopher Halley

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yes!
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I'd tell ya if I knew but I'm a new-bie and remain quite clueless.  However, my prediction is within the next 12 hours you will have an answer to your question.  Have you tried the other Adobe forum.  I don't think I'll get shot in the leg for posting their link - it uses the same login info as this site does.  One, big, happy and confusing Adobe family.  However, there are many kind and helpful people on both forums.  Here is the goods:

https://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop_elements