The block editor has a Fullscreen mode which you can access via the tools options on the top-right:

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Is there a PHP approach to enable the Fullscreen mode by default? As in, force this mode for all users. Alternatively, a javascript solution.

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Switching Gutenberg to fullscreen mode requires setting to TRUE fullscreenMode from the core/edit-post package. To enqueue appropriate script, you use enqueue_block_editor_assets action hook.

function se337302_fullscreen_editor()
    $js_code = "jQuery(document).ready(function(){" .
            "   var isFullScreenMode = wp.data.select('core/edit-post').isFeatureActive('fullscreenMode');" .
            "   if ( !isFullScreenMode )" .
            "       wp.data.dispatch('core/edit-post').toggleFeature('fullscreenMode');" .
    wp_add_inline_script( 'wp-blocks', $js_code );

add_action( 'enqueue_block_editor_assets', 'se337302_fullscreen_editor' );
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    Beautiful. I learned a lot with this one, thank you!
    – Christine Cooper
    May 8, 2019 at 9:36
  • So dirty, but still useful. :) Mar 19, 2020 at 13:27
  • Good thread about this on the WP core blog.
    – Christine Cooper
    Mar 18, 2022 at 9:31

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