How to view Full Screen on Adobe Premiere Pro in 5 Easy Steps

Sneha Zacharia


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How to view Full Screen on Adobe Premiere Pro in 5 Easy Steps

When you’re editing on Premiere Pro there is always going to be a need to see and watch your work on full screen. Whether it is to show a coworker the new video edit. Or to preview timelines and any other window in full screen. We’ve got your back. Follow these steps to become a savant at the full screen on Premiere Pro game.

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View in Full-Screen Mode on Premiere Pro in 5 Steps

Step 1: Have your Video Project Open and Ready (Obvious, we know)

The first step we know is a pretty obvious one. This is just so, you can read the article and follow along with us and let the process move faster. Once you have your project open you can proceed to the next step to view in full screen.

Step 2: Preview the Adobe Pro Application in Full Screen

To maximize your window and fill your display with the Premiere Pro Program you need to press Control +` on your desktop to fully expand the window. If you’re using macOS you need to press Command + ` and voila, enjoy your full-screen display.

Step 3: Preview Timeline in Full-Screen

To have your timeline in full-screen view, you need to press the accent key (`) on your keyboard. Before you click the action key on your keyboard make sure you have selected the timeline. To exit this screen preview mode hit the same key on your keyboard.

How to view Full Screen on Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Timeline

Oftentimes when editing it’s crucial to have your window in full-screen mode. This screen preview allows you to make minute changes. This will make your editing so much easier. Whether it’s to check changes to your video clip, audio clips, or any other effects. You can also add and edit text on Premiere Pro easily in full-screen.

Step 4: Screen Preview your video edit in Full Screen

Hold down the Control (or Command) button and hit the accent key (`) to get your video window to preview full-screen. Periodically watching your video in this mode while editing will let you know if the video effects, and audio you’ve added work well together.

How to view Full Screen on Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video in Full Screen

Another quick way to preview in full screen is to double click whatever window or elements you want to get into that mode. Always use full screen to give colleagues a preview of your video edit before you move to post.

Step 5: Take Note of the Keyboard Shortcuts

To view your work in full screen on Adobe Premiere Pro, make sure you’ve got your keyboard shortcuts memorised.

Windows: View your video footage in full screen by clicking Control + `

macOS: To view your video footage in full screen click Command +`

Step 6: Change the Preset Keyboard Shortcuts (if required)

You’ve now understood that pressing the accent key on your keyboard will let you preview in full screen. If you find this difficult to do on your mac system, here’s how you fix that:

How to view Full Screen on Premiere Pro
Change Preset Shortcuts
  • Click Edit
  • Scroll down and hit Keyboard Shortcuts (or press Ctrl+Alt+K)
  • In the search bar on the bottom left corner type, “full screen
  • This will show you Toggle Full Screen as an option
  • You get to see the default shortcut for it
  • Press and Replace with a Command of your choice
  • Test out your new keyboard shortcut for full-screen viewing

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At the end of this, to full screen or not to full screen when editing should not be a question. A full-screen preview is great when you create. For the sake of time and sanity, keyboard shortcuts are handy to know. We hope this helps you with your display questions on Premiere Pro. Feel free to use Premiere Pro and so much more on Postudio.

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