When I cleaned my touch-pad yesterday I accidentally clicked on something. After that I was still in normal screen. But the left tool-bar and the right function-section was gone, like in full-screen mode.

But it was — not — full-screen.

So, I figured I could hover over the left border of the screen. And the tool-bar came back to view. Likewise the functions on right side. That was actually pretty cool. Because you now have an undisturbed view on the art.

But I was not sure how I did it.

I found that if i chose Window > Workplace > Essentials then the bars came back. Now I want the auto-hiding back. I could not find an explanation on the web as to how to do this.

How do you enter the mode described above?

  • To his taste……… – AjAX. May 19 '18 at 10:54
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    Sorry, I felt the additional line spacing was unnecessary and actually made readability worse. You can always roll it back if you feel I was mistaken. It was not my intention to make the question more difficult to read, just the opposite. – Scott May 19 '18 at 16:31
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    @AjAX. The Easy-to-Read rules are specifically meant to make information more easily accessible to people with learning difficulties (or ‘intellectual disabilities’ as they call them). They are not intended to be used with everything you write. To people with no learning difficulties, they almost always result in poorer legibility, reduced clarity, and lessened accessibility. In other words, never use them except when writing specifically for the intended target audience. The question is much easier to read as it stands now. – Janus Bahs Jacquet May 19 '18 at 19:01
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    Ajax actually given that most people misunderstood what you wrote , i feel it is really the lack of using paragraphs that is doing this. So in fact your Easy to read is very very hard to parse because you dont group things together into paragraphs – joojaa May 20 '18 at 10:05

It's the same shortcut as Photoshop:

Pressing the key F once > hide the window frame

Pressing the key F twice > hide everything and get full screen artboard

  • Thanks for answering. It was — not — full screen though. It was usual work-place. – AjAX. May 19 '18 at 9:25

In addition to Danielillo's answer....

Tab will hide all panels, including the toolbar, while not entering full screen mode.

Shift+Tab will hide all panels except the tool bar, while not switching to full screen mode.

  • That was — not — what I experienced. Also I doubt you made my question more readable. It was based on Easy-to-Read rules. – AjAX. May 19 '18 at 10:45
  • @AjAX. yes but you are also misusing the question area by editing the answer into it – joojaa May 20 '18 at 10:00
  • @joojaa this user appears to merely be argumentative in all instances. I wouldn't put too much effort here :) – Scott May 20 '18 at 10:09

It is simple.

When pressing Tab it enters this mode.

Then you can hover over the edge of the screen.

And the panels reappear while hovering.

Taken from here.

  • Instead of answering with what is essentially a copy of Scott's answer press the check mark next to the answer that addresses this. – joojaa May 20 '18 at 9:30
  • He did — not — address the hovering. Which was explicitly aksed. And it was written in my question already. @joojaa – AjAX. May 20 '18 at 9:31
  • Well even so he did say that tab does this. So if you disagree with it you need to explain why this is different – joojaa May 20 '18 at 9:58
  • Anyway i feel that "When pressing Tab it enters this mode" is hard to parse maybe you would want to be proper and write "pressing tab enters this mode" for example. So proper wording becomes even more important if you enforce Easy to read rules. – joojaa May 20 '18 at 10:17

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