I tried this method, where i put application name between "" and it doesn't worked even on notepad...

Than i tried bat file
start /f "applicationname.exe" exit/b
And it said that /f is invalid switcher.

  • I haven't found a way to do this with standard Windows commands, whether with CMD, VBS or PS scripts. What does work is the (freeware) extended CMD replacement TCC-LE, which has many enhancements, including the /fs option to the start command. Note that if an application needs quoting then it must be preceded by a quoted window title (which can be an empty string), eg start "" "Application Name.exe" - this applies to both CMD and TCC-LE. – AFH Sep 27 '18 at 14:05
  • In general you can't, as not all applications actually have (support) a full screen mode, and those that do have different command line switches to do so. – DavidPostill Sep 27 '18 at 20:42
  • If there is really no way to implement the full screen of application through these files, you can try to change the registry. – S.Leon Sep 28 '18 at 9:57


You can use the following to start an application in full screen:

Inside a batch-file put the following, replace notepad.exe with the application.

start /max notepad.exe

I am unsure if this will be applicable to all applications but I have tested with notepad and MS Word.

  • This starts an application maximised, not full-screen, as the questioner wants. – AFH Sep 27 '18 at 13:28

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