Is there a way to display PDF pages without any interface under win10? Currently every app that I found had some menu at the top. What I want is to simply display pages as they are, zoom and search by shortcut or in a hidden bar. I want the page of the document to take all available height, in windowed mode.
A key phrase that is useful in searches is "distraction free". This phrase arose in the world of text editors for people looking for minimal user interface.
For example, a search for "distraction free PDF viewer" yielded
SumatraPDF is an easy to use free PDF reader for Windows. While it is easy and simple to work with, it's also open for heavy customization if you so choose. Different types of viewing modes are available, like Single Page, Facing, Book View, and Presentation. The latter view is great for distraction-free reading
In a spirit of curiosity I installed it and adjusted its settings, using Advanced settings to set menu display off.
I didn't wantto change my default PDF viewer so, to test the initial view on starting the viewer, I used the context menu of Windows explorer (file manager) on a PDF file to "Open with" SumatraPDF. It's initial appearance was this:
You can also toggle the presence of the menu bar using F9.
I suspect the only built-in way to eliminate the remaining window decoration (title bar and scroll bar) is to use presentation mode (F5) which is full-screen.