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Opened 13 months ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#57934 new enhancement

Exit Distraction Free Mode

Reported by: daveporter's profile DavePorter Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Editor Keywords: close
Focuses: Cc:


When distraction free mode is accessed via the menu, there is no obvious way to switch back.

I did some searching and Control + Shift + / is supposed to be the toggle, but it does not work for me.
It did activate another application (KeePass), but I closed that (it runs as a service), but that made no difference!
I did discover that when you move the mouse close to the top of the editing area a tool bar appears - which helps, but I found the mouse needs to be in an exact location for the drop down to appear. So it is not an obvious action.
But still no luck with the shortcut (tried on two different Window 11 PC's)

Change History (3)

#1 @DavePorter
13 months ago

Further testing:
Tried on a Mac:
Shift + Command + \ appears to show tabs minimised.

Sort of works (I get indications it is toggling on and off), but the left sidebar and top admin bar remain open.

#2 @hellofromTonya
13 months ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement
  • Version trunk deleted

Hello @DavePorter,

Welcome to WordPress Core's Trac! Thank you for the suggested enhancement to the Site Editor.

The discussion and resolution though needs to happen upstream in the Gutenberg repository, where the Site Editor's @wordpress packages are maintained and enhanced. WordPress Core then consumes these packages in package.json.

Can you please report this here by adding a Feature request issue?

#3 @hellofromTonya
13 months ago

  • Keywords close added

Marking this as close once it is reported upstream.

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