It's time for single-key true fullscreen viewing in Lightroom

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Now that we've had the beautifully distraction free fullscreen modes of Mac OS Lion for quite a while: Isn't it about time for a true full screen mode in LR? It seems just silly to have to juggle a convoluted sequence of keys to just have a clean veiw of the photos. Photo management is above all about viewing and it baffles me that state of the art software like LR doesn't provide simple and real full screen viewing. Why on earth isn't the Bridge solution (or an improved version of it) implemented in LR: ONE keystroke to get a fullscreen fit image preview, ONE click to zoom to 1:1, simple trackpad gestures to move around, ONE key to get back again, ONE key to get to develop mode.

The unneccessary convoluted juggling of keys we have now is one thing, quite another is that "fullscreen" still only uses 80% of the available real estate. This is a show stopper to me - even more so when I'm working on a laptop.
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Yes as a beginner at Lightroom I looked everywhere for the way to access Full Screen, read the 'Help manual' to no avail (maybe it's hidden somewhere I couldn't find), and eventually did a Google search and found the wonderful Laura Shoe website. So got there eventually to find something I would have thought was a given!