Questions & Answers

Full Screen Mode in Windows

+314 votes
asked Dec 30, 2015 in Studio One Feature Requests by Funkybot (20,590 points)
edited Jan 10, 2016 by Funkybot
There's no way, on Windows, to put S1 into fullscreen mode. I'd like to get a few extra pixels and eliminate the title bar and task bar by entering a proper full-screen mode. In many Windows apps (IE and Chrome both come to mind) you can do this by hitting F11, which seems to be the standard shortcut for toggling this mode (in Studio One it's currently bound to something else, which may warrant changing). A proper full-screen mode would not only offer more screen real-estate, it would also provide a much more immersive experience.

Note: someone once said Mac folks can already do this in S1.

18 Answers

+28 votes
answered Dec 30, 2015 by AlexTinsley (736,000 points)
Thanks for the suggestion.

If anyone else agrees or disagrees, please vote on it.
+7 votes
answered Aug 19, 2016 by sunlove (1,880 points)
You can already do that in Sonar and Reaper by pressing F11. Extra pixel are often necessary. Would like that in Studio One.

+2 votes
answered Aug 25, 2016 by SNS (1,790 points)
seriously wondering why this isent available yet??
+4 votes
answered Nov 1, 2016 by gavinsteiner (1,050 points)
Please consider this! It's especially important on a 15" laptop in the field.
+3 votes
answered Dec 30, 2016 by Funkybot (20,590 points)
For anyone interested, someone put together a mod that allows for proper full-screen operation. This is unofficial, but it works great here and has been a huge help. There's  also other cool features:

Use at your own risk.
+1 vote
answered Feb 20, 2017 by tuduranandrei (1,350 points)
Please add this feature to the next update. On my 1600x900 display on my laptop, some more pixels would help! Thank you!
+1 vote
answered May 23, 2017 by tobiasarnold (730 points)

I really want this feature for a distraction-free workflow.
+3 votes
answered May 24, 2017 by JayPhil (250 points)

Native fullscreen for Windows is a must.....Please add
+1 vote
answered Jul 21, 2017 by elijahlucian (1,100 points)
woah. two years ago almost this request was made.
+1 vote
answered Sep 11, 2017 by Scoox (9,940 points)
This is one of those "would be nice to have" features, but it's by no means critical, that's probably why it's not been implemented yet. I don't mind it.
+1 vote
answered Oct 10, 2017 by vasilykorytov (6,830 points)
Mac full-screen mode is not perfect as well. You have to enable it each time and if you won't it will break up window's geometry on the next launch.

It would be very nice to see the full screen mode supported both on Windows and on Mac.
+2 votes
answered Feb 15, 2018 by zaubermac (180 points)
I realize this isn't critical, but it is significant.  I work primarily on a windows laptop.  The fact that it's not an option is the reason I passed on using Studio One before and will continue to do so.  That it has been several years and devs have not listened to users about adding this feature, makes me wonder if it would ever be a good choice to switch?
+1 vote
answered Jun 16, 2018 by tomasmccann (530 points)
Agreed! Please add this feature! :)
+1 vote
answered Oct 30, 2018 by andrewbouras (260 points)
A nice and easy trick is to auto-hide the taskbar, but i'd really appreciate F11 full screen mode as well...
+2 votes
answered Jan 5 by caiobranco (200 points)
+++1111 Here, i'm a visual guy and fullscreen really immerses me on my work instead of having all those pesky icons and notifications drawing your attention, plus some more screen space, honestly i haven't had any other feature i miss on S1 but this one.
+2 votes
answered Jan 21 by Junior Pops (180 points)
I am surprised that this has not been done yet by the developers for Windows 10, other DAW like Waveform 9 and Cakewalk support this feature.
+1 vote
answered Feb 10 by matthewpomales (250 points)

an option similar to Plex media player (desktop App not windows store version) would be amazing. I photo shopped how it would look.  the Menu bar alone makes the application feel primitive.a one click solution is the way to go. just hide title bar and menu bar.

+1 vote
answered Feb 10 by matthewpomales (250 points)
edited Feb 11 by matthewpomales
Found a work around with Auto Hotkey. this script lets you hide menu bar and title bar and maximizes over the taskbar with ALT + F11 .. press alt+ f11 again and it'll put everything back to normal.


#IfWinActive Studio One
    if menu_toggle := !menu_toggle

        handle := DllCall("GetMenu", ptr, WinActive("A"))

        DllCall("SetMenu", ptr, WinActive("A"), ptr, 0)

        WinSet, Style, -0x1c00000,  ;CAPTION|DLGFRAME|MAXIMIZE

        hMenu := handle


        DllCall("SetMenu", ptr, WinActive("A"), ptr, hMenu)

        WinSet, Style, +0x1c00000,  ;CAPTION|DLGFRAME|MAXIMIZE

        hMenu := 0