How to Allow or Block Users from using Full-Screen Mode in Edge on Windows 11 or 10?

If you share your Windows11 or 10 PC with multiple users and want to allow or disallow users from using full-screen mode in the Microsoft Edge browser, this gearupwindows article will guide you. Using the Group Policy or Registry Editor, you can permit or stop users from using full-screen mode in Microsoft Edge. By tweaking the registry or applying a policy, you can allow or disallow Microsoft Edge from opening the window in full-screen mode.

How to Allow or Block Users from using Full-Screen Mode in Edge on Windows 11 or 10 using Registry Editor?

To allow or disallow users from using full-screen mode in Edge browser on Windows 11 or 10 by tweaking the Registry, use these steps:-

Step 1. Open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Then, browse or navigate to the following key in the left sidebar of the Registry Editor window:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft

Quick Note: If you want to apply this policy for the current user account only, then the path will be the following:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft

Step 3. Then, right-click on the Microsoft folder and select New > Key.

Step 4. Name the newly created key as Edge.

Step 5. Now, right-click on the Edge folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 6. Name the newly created REG_DWORD as FullscreenAllowed.

Step 7. Double-click on the FullscreenAllowed REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to the following:-

  • 0: Block opening Edge in full-screen mode.
  • 1: Allow opening Edge in full-screen mode.

Step 8. Click OK.

Step 9. Finally, reboot your PC to apply the changes.

How to Permit or Stop Users from using Full-Screen Mode in Edge on Windows 11 or 10 through Group Policy Editor?

To allow or prevent users from using full-screen mode in Edge on Windows 11 or 10 using Group Policy, do these steps:-

Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. Then, navigate or browse to the following path in the left sidebar of the Local Group Policy Editor window:-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge

Step 3. On the opposite side of the “Microsoft Edge” folder, double-click on the policy name Allow full screen mode.

Step 4. Select Disabled.

Step 5. Click Apply.

Step 6. Click OK.

Step 7. Reboot your PC to apply the changes.

Once you complete the above steps, the Edge browser will stop opening in full-screen mode.

If you want to allow Edge to open in full-screen mode, repeat the above steps, and in step 4, choose Enabled or Not Configured option.

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