# Start pdf viewer in presentation mode

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

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Yes there is :)

In LaTeX

``````\hypersetup{pdfpagemode=FullScreen}
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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
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
@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
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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 at 14:07
You can also use the `pdfTeX` primitive `\pdfcatalog` to set up full screen mode directly into the pdf:
``````\pdfcatalog{ /PageMode /FullScreen }