Lightroom 4: Previewing Images to Fill Screen Area

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Hi, I'm evaluating Lightroom 4 Beta. I would really like to be bale to browse through my images so that they fill the maximum available horizontal or vertical (depending on aspect ratio) screen area. This would be a sort of "full screen plus" with no border on two sides or no border at all if the aspect ratio of the photo and screen coincide. It's particularly useful to be able to preview your images in the maximum possible size when you're using smaller screens out in the field, but even on a large screen the feature would be desirable.
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This function already exists - for Landscape orientated images. Simply use the Fill option, top left corner next to Fit, 1:1 etc.

However, this does not work for Portrait images which is REALLY annoying. Why not Adobe? Surely it's an obvious feature and not a hard one to implement.

When I edit group shots for example, I used to use a 1:1 view, to see the faces, however, that means I have to scroll left and right. Using FILL - and then Tab to hid the side panels gives me a large enough image to see faces in a group, while showing me the image at max size. It simply crops the top and bottom. Who needs to see their legs? However, on a Portrait shaped frame, it doesn't do the same thing. It still makes the width the max size. That makes no sense whatsoever. It should make the max size, the fill size the Longest Edge.

Please fix this soon chaps (and or ladies of course)