IntelliJ IDEA Viewing Modes
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IntelliJ IDEA provides special view modes:
- Full Screen mode allows you to use the entire screen for coding. This removes all menus from view, as well as the operation system controls. However, you can use context menus and keyboard shortcuts. The main menu is also available when you hover the mouse pointer over the top of the screen.
- Presentation mode - this mode is similar to the Full Screen mode, but it is designed for making presentations that involve coding with IntelliJ IDEA. In this mode, IntelliJ IDEA increases the font size and hides everything except the editor. If necessary, tool windows can be also displayed in this view using the corresponding items in the menu.
- Distraction-free mode shows no toolbars, no tool windows, no editor tabs; the code is center-aligned; etc.
Toggling full screen mode
Besides manipulating the tool windows (show/hide or resize them), IntelliJ IDEA makes it possible to maximize the entire product window, hiding the main menu.
To enter full screen mode
To exit full screen mode
Toggling presentation mode
In the presentation mode, the editor occupies the entire screen, while all the other IntelliJ IDEA components are hidden.
Besides that, the font size in this mode is larger than usual. You can define font size for the presentation mode in the Appearance page of the Settings dialog.
To enter presentation mode
To exit presentation mode
Toggling distraction-free mode
In the distraction-free mode, the editor occupies the entire IntelliJ IDEA frame, without any editor tabs and tool-window buttons. The code is center-aligned.