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

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

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.

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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

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

Post by rakunavi » Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:34 pm

Thanks Dimitar,

This issue is not limited to whether all windows can be made full-screen mode, but it also affects operability. In windows that are no longer full-screen mode, all screen elements, such as tool buttons, bookmarks, and hyperlinks in documents, will no longer work. To make it work, you need to click once to change the window to full-screen mode, or turn off full-screen mode and return all windows to normal mode.

When you mouse over in windows that are no longer full-screen mode, the color of each element changes, giving the user the expectation that it will work. However, as mentioned above, it does not actually work, creating a gap between expectations and reality, which confuses the user. Although it only increases the time and effort to click once, it has a large effect on operability. I look forward to future updates to improve usability.

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

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:42 pm

Hello rakunavi,

While not exactly the same as "all displays in full screen mode" - have you considered trying e.g. the hiding of ribbon/menus that can be achieved with the F8 key? Pressing it should hide all the menus/ribbon, leaving you with only the files on each screen (along with any panes that are specific to the file -e.g. page thumbnails - that you can also hide/show as needed)?
This will also mean that all the separate windows still give you access to all of the tools available in the Editor - something that the Full Screen presentation mode prevents.

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

Post by rakunavi » Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:41 pm

Thanks Stefan,

The F8 shortcut key is already one of my favorite shortcuts. There are two reasons to stick to full-screen mode. (1) Of course, the biggest reason is the size of the document area. (2) The second is to eliminate unnecessary causes that distract you when browsing documents.

The second reason is further divided into static and dynamic.
(2-A) Toolbars and ribbons are static elements because their appearance does not change over time.
(2-B) On the other hand, there are dynamic elements such as the shape of the mouse pointer changing on comments and links due to mouse over. If you want to focus on browsing the document, it's enough that the pointer changes shape when you hover over the link.

The effect of (2-A) can be reduced by using the F8 shortcut.
The effect of (2-B) can be completely eliminated by enabling "Presentation Mode" in the "Full Screen Options" setting.

PDF-XChanger Editor overwhelms competing software with editing features. At the same time, it overwhelms other software, especially Acrobat, in terms of browsing functions in that it can make maximum use of the hardware resources of the PC. After all, all the work related to PDF is naturally done with PDF-XChange Editor, so the demand for full-screen mode becomes much higher.

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

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:41 am

Hi rakunavi,

technically it might be possible to have some kind of 'fullscreen per monitor'. We will think about it but we will not guarantee that it will be possible for sure.

There are all kinds of possible as yet unknown stop-points. We'll have to see what this plays out like.

So, as stated, while not representative of any kind of promise to deliver said features, there is a formal Feature Request for this. For your reference it is RT#5810: Feature request :: Editor :: fullscreen per monitor

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