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It happens many times (during the coding or code review process) when we need a bigger space in our favorite Visual Studio IDE to check/read the code completely. Closing all the other docked windows/panels, toolbars and then adding them one by one is really very difficult and time-consuming.


Visual Studio 2015 provides us an easy way to switch between a full screen and normal mode. This way, you don’t have to do extra work to create a bigger space. Continue reading to learn more on this topic.


Visual Studio 2015 Tips & Tricks - How to switch between fullscreen IDE mode? (


If you like to switch between “Full Screen” mode in Visual Studio 2015, go to the “View” menu and click on the “Full Screen” menu item. This will place your code in a clean dockless view. If you want to switch to the normal mode, either do the same steps or click on the “Full Screen” button placed in the view.


Alternatively, you can press the keyboard shortcut “Shift + Alt + Enter” to switch between the two different views. Here’s the menu entry where you can find the “Full Screen” mode:


How to switch between fullscreen IDE mode in Visual Studio 2015 IDE (



It was a small quick tip and I hope you liked it. Hope you alose read my previous post “How to enable/disable the Quick Launch bar in Visual Studio 2015?”. Check out my other posts too.


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