Top toolbar button missing in full screen mode in Ubuntu

Describe the bug
In Linux (Ubuntu) when full screen is enabled the top toolbars disappears, hence it is not possible to return to exit fullscreen mode since the hamburger button at the top left corner is not present.

To Reproduce
Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. from the menu select window → fullscreen

Expected behavior
To see the toolbar or at least to be able to get out of fullscreen pressing F11

System Information:

  • OS: Linux Ubuntu 20.04 (tested with both ubuntu default desktop, and with a pure gnome, and again both with Xorg and Wayland)
  • Device Manufacturer/Model: home built PC
  • Anytype Version: e.g. 0.24.0

Additional context
Full screen mode persists even after restarting the application.


Can confirm, I have yet found a way to exit full screen even when re-opening the app, the maximised preference is saved. Will try re-downloading

EDIT: I found a way to exit fullscreen

navigate to the config files and edit

and change the isFullScreen keyvalue to false


Can confirm this on Arch Linux (Gnome 42) too, it still isn’t fixed in version 0.25.4

@Volpit @artraya
It’s working fine for me on PopOS 22.04 with Gnome 42
Could you write your OS and desktop environments name and version?

Yeah facing the same issue
Fedora 36 Gnome 42

Could someone make a screenshot?

Then it was Ubuntu 20.04, now Ubuntu 22.04 with Gnome 42.

You can see the normal toolbar here:

and this is it how it looks after enabling full-screen:


Yes, can confirm this on PopOS 22.04 with Gnome 42.

Thanks for the workaround @artraya :+1:

Thank you for this great workaround!

I’m having the same issue here. There should be a shortcut for toggling full screen, or another way of exiting that mode.

I will add shortcut at least.

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Still missing in 0.29.0

I’ve added shortcut, as mentioned before.

Which one?

“Ctrl + Alt + F” is the implemented shortcut