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How to force S10 NOT to fullscreen in some apps

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Hi, I'm using S10. 

I have problem with S10 fullscreen mode in some games, e.g.the camera hole blocks my map in MOBA game.

 

In the Display setting, there are only options to either 'Auto', or 'Fullscreen'. Is there any ways to force the app not to fullscreen? 

 

Thank you.

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Hey @poongplui! I'm not aware this is something that can be done as each time you open an app, game or not,  the smartphone sets it on full screen automatically so that you can use it correctly. Also, games are built by developers so that they can work correctly on the phone. Unless the game is downloaded from a third party source and it's not "meant" to be on phone. Try asking to the app support to see if there is an in-game setting to adjust the game window and fit it to the screen.

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Not quite sure if I understand correctly. So the answer is Samsung cannot be forced to use non-fullscreen, if users want they have to find out in application setting?

 

My doubt is that Samsung's setting can be chose between "Auto" and "Fullscreen", but why can't they "Non-Fullscreen"?

 

Just to be clear, I'm not using any apps that are not "meant" to be on the phone.

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This - a hundred times this.  If you have "Auto" and "Full screen", and you have the option to "Hide camera cutout" (for everything) is there any reason why you can't have an option for individual apps to "Hide camera cutout"?

There are some individual apps I would love to be able to "Hide camera cutout", without forcing it upon all apps.

Biggest and most obvious example?  VLC.  Watching a video in landscape with the camera hole in the corner is painful.  At the moment all I can do is to change the settings and then change them back after watching a video.  Doable - but quite annoying.

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The main pain is that many android phones uses different sapect ratio. Why would developers cater just for samsung s10, as our ratio is of much wider than most? would really appreciate that samsung is able to allow users to configure individual apps to run at a fix aspect ratio e.g. 16:9, which i believe can be done easily. not only would that camera not be a problem, that bevelled edge would not cut off certain buttons until it becomes very difficult to press. samsung phones have a lot to love. correcting this would make samsung even better. do consider.

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