Is there any way to view a PDF in Preview in Full Screen? Quick Look works, but it doesn't have the 'remembering the page you were looking at' feature that I like.

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View > Slideshow (or Shift+Command+F).

  • This is great but you can't zoom in or out using  + or  -.
    – JFW
    Sep 29, 2010 at 15:51
  • @JFW: Indeed, it appears this was removed in Snow Leopard.
    – Jan Fabry
    Sep 29, 2010 at 21:07
  • Your best bet is  + f to switch between “Actual Size” and Fit To Screen. (works while you’re in “slideshow” mode) Sep 30, 2010 at 10:20
  • Isn't  + f 'Find'?
    – JFW
    Oct 4, 2010 at 14:07
  • @JFW: Not while you're in Slideshow mode. There it resizes to "Fit to screen", but not back to "Actual size". You can also do it with the on-screen button bar.
    – Jan Fabry
    Oct 4, 2010 at 18:21

Install MegaZoomer, it'll give you nice fullscreen viewing in Preview.

Update: Note that OS X Lion will give you this feature.

  • Or use Skim instead. It's an excellent pdf viewer, much more feature rich than preview. And it's free. May 12, 2011 at 7:08
  • Cool, nice find.
    – ocodo
    May 12, 2011 at 7:26


by using this combination, you can also zoom in pages in fullscreen.

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