Full screen mode in Power BI service

What is full screen mode?

dashboard full screen mode before and after

Display your Power BI content (dashboards, report pages, tiles, and visualizations) without the distraction of menus and navigation bars. You get an unadulterated, full view of your content at a glance, all the time. This is sometimes referred to as TV Mode. The functionality available in full screen mode varies by content.

If you're using Power BI mobile, full screen is available for Windows 10 mobile apps. Power BI Desktop doesn't have a full screen mode for reports or visualizations, but does have Fit to page for Relationship view and focus mode for report visuals.

Some uses for full screen mode are:

  • presenting your dashboard, tile, visual, or report at a meeting or conference
  • displaying in an office on a dedicated large screen or projector
  • viewing on a small screen
  • reviewing in locked mode -- you can touch the screen or mouse over tiles without opening the underlying report or dashboard

NOTE: Full screen mode is different from Focus (pop out) mode.

Watch Amanda open and navigate her dashboard in full screen mode and then apply some URL parameters to control the default display. Then follow the step-by-step instructions below the video to try it out yourself.

Dashboards and report pages in full screen mode

  1. From the Power BI menu bar above your dashboard or report, select the full screen icon full screen icon . Your dashboard canvas or report page fills the entire screen. The example below is a dashboard.

    Dashboard displays full screen

  2. In full screen mode, you have several menu options. To reveal the menu, just move your mouse or cursor.

    Menu for dashboards
    Menu for dashboards

    Menu for report pages
    Menu for reports

    Back icon
    Use the Back button to navigate to the previous page in your browser. If the previous page was a Power BI page, it too will display in full screen mode. Full screen mode will persist until you exit out.

    Print icon
    Use this button to print your dashboard or report page in full screen mode.

    Fit to screen icon
    Use the Fit to screen button to display your dashboard at the largest size possible without resorting to scrollbars.

    Fit to screen

    Fit to width icon
    Sometimes you don't care about scrollbars, but want the dashboard to fill the entire width of the available space. Select the Fit to width button.

    Fit to screen icon

    Report navigation icon
    In full screen reports, use these arrows to move between the pages in the report.

  3. To exit full screen mode, select the Exit full screen icon.

Visualizations and dashboard tiles in full screen mode

  1. To display dashboard tiles and report visualizations in full screen mode, you must start with that tile or visualization already in Focus mode.

  2. Then, select the Full screen icon full screen icon for that tile or visual. The tile or visual will display full screen without menus or navigation bars.

Next steps

Dashboards in Power BI
Focus mode

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