As more and more Windows 10 users set Edge their default browser, various bugs and glitches pop on the scene. For example, many users complained they can’t launch Edge in full screen mode. If you’re looking for a solution to fix this annoying issue, follow the troubleshooting steps below.
Why Does Microsoft Edge Open in a Small Window?
- Update Edge. Outdated Edge browser versions may sometimes glitch. Click on More options, go to Help and Feedback, select About Edge and check for updates.
- Enable Maximized Mode. First, create a desktop shortcut for Microsoft Edge. Then right-click on the Edge shortcut and select Properties. Click on the Shortcut tab, go to Run and use the drop-down menu to set the option to Maximized. Save the changes and check the results.
- Run the –fullscreen command. To enter Edge fullscreen mode automatically, you can also run the –fullscreen command. Press the Windows and R keys simultaneously and run the msedge.exe –start-fullscreen command.
- Clear the cache. Your browsing cache and cookies might be interfering with the full-screen functionality. Go to More options, select History, click again on More options, and select Clear browsing data.
- Disable your extensions. Next on the list, try disabling your extensions and check if you can use Edge in fullscreen mode. Click on More options, select Extensions, and manually toggle off all of your extensions.
- Reinstall Edge. If the problem persists, uninstall the browser, and restart your computer. Then install a fresh copy of Edge and check if the issue is gone.
- Make Edge your default browser. If Edge is not your default browser, go to Settings → Apps → Default apps → Web browser → select Microsoft Edge.
If Microsoft Edge won’t launch in fullscreen, update the browser and clear your cache and cookies. If the problem persists, enable Maximized Mode at startup and reinstall the browser. Did these tips help you solve the problem? Let us know in the comments below.