Can’t get out of fullscreen mode when using full screen api on desktop with no keyboard

By design Issue #173728


May 5, 2014
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Steps to reproduce

  1. Go to
  2. Press the zoom icon in the page to go to full screen
  3. Swipe in from the right to get the charms bar and then press the start menu icon
  4. On the start screen press the Desktop button

EXPECTED #1: Should exit full screen

  1. You should now be back at the desktop in full screen mode still
  2. Press the hardware Start button
  3. On the start screen press the Destop button

EXPECTED #2: Should exit full screen

ACTUAL: In both of the above cases, you should exit full screen but you do not. Verified on Win8.1 RTM.

Repro Steps:

See above.

Expected Results:

To be able to exit full screen when using Fullscreen API without a keyboard or mouse.

Actual Results:


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    Comments and activity

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Israel H.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Israel H.” to “Ali A.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Ali A.” to “Daniel L.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Daniel L.” to “IPBS P.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “By design”

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