How to display all windows in full screen on multiple monitors?  SOLVED

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How to display all windows in full screen on multiple monitors?

Post by rakunavi » Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:49 am

Hello all,

If you use multiple monitors and open multiple windows with one window assigned to each monitor, you can set only one window to full screen mode. In other words, you cannot set all windows to full screen mode at the same time. Is there any setting or method to enable this?

The most relevant setting would be "Which monitor to use" in the "Full Screen" category under "File Tab -> Preferences".

https://help.tracker-software.com/pdfxe9/index.html?full-screen_ed.html

If you set this to "Current", the active window will be displayed in full screen. However, at the same time, the full screen mode of the inactive window on another monitor is cancelled. Even if you change the setting to something other than "Current", none of them will work as desired.

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rakunavi

- PDF-XChange Editor Plus Version:9.1 build 356.0
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Re: How to display all windows in full screen on multiple monitors?  SOLVED

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:08 pm

Hello, rakunavi

Thank you for the report, Full screen mode is intended as a presentation mode, not an editing feature, and so at the moment we do not offer the ability to have more than one fullscreen desktop focus. I will run this by our Dev team for consideration, but I cannot promise any changes in this area of the software at this time.

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Re: How to display all windows in full screen on multiple monitors?

Post by rakunavi » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:40 pm

Thanks Daniel,

I think this feature is one of the few drawbacks when comparing PDF-XChange Editor and Acrobat, so I'm looking forward to improving it someday.

Kind regards,

rakunavi

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Re: How to display all windows in full screen on multiple monitors?

Post by Dimitar - Tracker Supp » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:54 pm

Hello rakunavi,

We will do our best to improve it.

In the meantime, you can use the portable version of the PDF Editor to run separate instances of the Editor with their own settings, including using in full-screen mode.

You can download it from this link:

https://www.tracker-software.com/PDFXEdit9_Portable.zip

Regards.

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