A little secret

How to run Microsoft Edge and Store apps in full-screen on Windows 10

Windows 10 has a secret option to use apps and even Microsoft Edge on full-screen mode — Here's how to enable it.

Microsoft Edge in full-screen mode

On Windows 10, since the beginning, you’ve been able to resize windows to virtually any size. However, Microsoft Edge and Store apps never included an option, or the ability to press F11, to run apps in full-screen mode.

As it turns out, Windows 10 includes a secret keyboard shortcut that allows you to run Store apps and even Microsoft Edge in full-screen mode.

If you want to run Microsoft Edge and Store apps in full-screen, simply use the Shift + Windows key + Enter keyboard shortcut.

When using full-screen mode, apps, including Microsoft Edge, you’ll get a clutter-free experience that is focus on the content and removes all the other elements from the screen.

Windows Store app in full-screen mode
Windows Store app in full-screen mode

If you need to exit the full-screen mode, simply move the mouse cursor to the top-edge of the screen to float down the app bar where you click the button exit full-screen mode, minimize, or close the app. Alternatively, you can repeat Shift + Windows key + Enter keyboard shortcut to exit the mode.

Exit full-screen mode controls on Windows 10
Exit full-screen mode controls on Windows 10

It should be noted that this hidden gem on Windows 10 works in the Creators Update as well as on the Anniversary Update.