Yes, there IS a way to go FULL SCREEN within Storyline player!!!

Since Storyline's inception one of the biggest feature requests has been to allow the player to toggle into Full Screen mode.  The request for such a feature is not at all unreasonable considering the amount of text that can be difficult to read on the screen sometimes.  There have been countless threads and requests for this feature for over a year.  Unfortunately, the closest we've come to getting this feature, other than tweaking the output options which is not always ideal, is through a flash widget that a regular user developed and graciously shared in one of his posts at http://community.articulate.com/forums/p/13833/146378.aspx . Other than trying to force the end-user to manually go full screen via F11 which isn't compatible with all browsers and can also create confusion for the user after the course completes, we are left with having to put in countless feature requests until this is available as it is in Articulate Presenter.

Now comes the interesting discovery I made.  Would  you believe me if I told you that there is indeed a way to go full-screen within the player by using mouse clicks only. Yes, it is possible (though only in html not html5).  I've tested this within several browsers and operating systems and it works perfectly.   But since I am more interested in finding out why the Articulate folks did not share this hidden feature with us, I'd rather give them an opportunity to explain the feature for themselves and why they were reluctant to make it known to the community. I think we deserve that much after making numerous requests.  Why make it hidden if it works? Surely, someone had to have known it was there.  So, why didn't the staff share it with us?

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Pete K

Justin Wilcox said:

I just found out what this is. There is leftover debug code that if you mouse click the title 5 times, it will reveal a full screen mode. Since this is debug code, it is unlikely to stay in future versions.

That's exactly what I discovered! Imagine my surprise when no one had noticed it since Update 1 as I later found out!  So why do you plan on removing this feature if this has been requested from so many users? Creating a flash button on the player in place of this debug code so that the user can click once to toggle into full screen mode is exactly what we need! Will this at least be available for the next release?

Tracie Bosket

I double clicked and nothing happened. I right clicked and checked "Show All" the content got a little bigger, but defiantly didn't fill the screen.

this is how it looks... http://ccalac.org/files/Storyline/Interactive%20Manual/story.html

This is so frustrating. It seems like that would be a no brainer that we can display our content in full screen. How is it so difficult? I think that Captive does that.

Marco Kothe

Hi again Leslie. Thank you  for the fast reply.
Checked it and it was already 96 dpi ( Im using w10) ...actually I just noticed it from the last update ( did it this week). The objects that I done before this can still be published at the same way ( I mean filling the browser) but on newer ones I just can´t set it.

And yet about the resolution, I didnt change anything and it always worked fine, so im affraid tha´s not it.

Im attaching a image from my player configs As you can see there´s a white space where the OTHER button is supposed to be. 

Thank you again.