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Is there a way to let pdf viewers automatically start in presentation mode?

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Yes there is :)

Simply add this to your preamble

In LaTeX

\hypersetup{pdfpagemode=FullScreen}

In ConTeXt

\setupinteractionscreen[option=max]
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Hmm, with beamer it doesn't work for me. – Hendrik Vogt Dec 1 '10 at 10:50
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The command is FullScreen (capital S), as @Peter Smit points out in his answer. – Seamus Dec 1 '10 at 11:36
    
sorry for the typo – Matten Dec 1 '10 at 11:39
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@Matten, I guess you should mention that unless you're using beamer, you need to \usepackage{hyperref} for the first version to work... (although why you'd want fullscreen apart from beamer is a mystery...) – Seamus Dec 1 '10 at 11:54
    
@Seamus: Thanks, that was the problem. – Hendrik Vogt Dec 1 '10 at 12:35

Yes, the hyperref package can do this for you.

\usepackage{hyperref}
\hypersetup{pdfpagemode=FullScreen}
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If the OP is using beamer, the explicit hyperref call is superfluous: it's automatically loaded... – Seamus Dec 1 '10 at 11:36
    
It works with Adobe Acrobat but not with other software such as Skim (free software for Mac Os X) or Mac Os X's Preview. – PAC Oct 25 '13 at 14:07

You can also use the pdfTeX primitive \pdfcatalog to set up full screen mode directly into the pdf:

\pdfcatalog{ /PageMode /FullScreen }
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This does not work for me. Using Beamer version 3.07. The presentation will typeset, but does not open in presentation mode. – Digger Jan 1 at 0:05

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