Fullscreen via F11 should work

Bug #891539 reported by frizzle21 on 2011-11-17
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libreoffice (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

at the moment, pressing F11 in most applications in Ubuntu sends the application main window into fullscreen mode.
Fullscreen mode is important, especially when one wants to do dedicated work that requires using the screen edges and corners WITHIN an application. When an application main window is maximized, touching the left edge of the screen would still bring up the launcher, which would cover often crucial UI elements of the respective suite, e.g. Libreoffice, Gimp, Inkscape.
Pressing F11 to take the application main window into fullscreen mode remedies this problem.

Unfortunately, inconsistently with nearly all other apps, LibreOffice binds a different operation to F11, while fullscreen is available via CTRL+SHIFT+J.

F11 should consistently activate fullscreen in all fullscreen-capable apps in Ubuntu/Unity.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Could this also be a topic for the template curators to sort out? related: bug 958384

Jack Leigh (leighman) wrote :

Was there a blocker on this in the end?
Still doesn't work for me on master.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2014-09-04
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for libreoffice (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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