In this post we bring you one graphic tool which provide us with most desktop environments and usually go pretty unnoticed. This is the possibility to put your programs in full screen mode.
It may seem like a very basic tool, but it can actually be very useful for us to gain some screen space, especially if your PC screen is small, and to make the switch between applications more dynamic and fluid.
Using full screen mode will hide the menu bar, the tab bar and the toolbar, Focusing all your attention on the content of the app and allowing you to better focus on your tasks. In Ubunlog we tested it on Xubuntu and, in this desktop environment, it is activated by pressing simultaneously Alt + F11.
As we have said, this possibility, which often goes quite unnoticed, can provide us with several advantages. With full screen mode we will win more space on our screen i the content of the programs will be seen more clearly. In addition, the task of switching between applications can become very dynamic using keyboard shortcuts.
However, there are programs that have a full screen mode implemented internally, so in each case we have to look at the specifications of each program to see how, in each case, this mode is activated. For example, in the case of Firefox and Chrome you can enter full screen mode by pressing F11, On in LibreOffice Ctrl + Shift + J.
From Ubunlog we hope that if you were looking for a way to optimize screen space, this post has been useful to you and from now on keep in mind this simple tool that is not usually taken advantage of. I have only tried this tool on Xubuntu and I would appreciate it if you who are users of other environments would let us know if this tool works in other desktop environments.