Full screen

Atto ::: atto_fullscreen
Maintained by Daniel Thies
An Atto plugin which enables full screen editing mode
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This plugin adds a button to the toolbar which will expand the Atto editing window to fill the entire browser window.  All other parts of the page are hidden.

The button can optionally be hidden from users without the course editing capability.

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  • Thu, Jan 14, 2016, 8:32 AM
    Hi Brian,
    This looks like it will be very helpful. Thank you. I do not think I have tested 2.7 recently and the editor has had many changes since then. I should be able to reproduce it now.
  • Fri, Jan 15, 2016, 12:56 AM
    Thanks again for reporting this, Brian. It should fixed it the new release. Please check it and let me know how it works for you.
  • cb userpic w harvey
    Thu, Oct 6, 2016, 10:19 AM
    Hi Daniel,

    Just tried installing in 3.1.2, got this error and wept because I love the plugin:


    More information about this error
    Debug info:
    Error code: installing_non_installable_component
    $a contents:
    Stack trace:

    line 67 of /admin/tool/installaddon/index.php: moodle_exception thrown

  • cb userpic w harvey
    Thu, Oct 6, 2016, 10:48 AM
    Hi again,

    Figured it out: installing from Plugins directory throws the error. I downloaded, uploaded to Install Plugins, and selected the Atto HTML Editor directory in the "More..." dropdown. It worked then.

    Thanks so much, again. smile
  • Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 9:56 AM
    Does the strings used in this plugin require that TinyMCE be installed as well?
    After installation the debugging code appeared: "String does not exist. Please check your definition for fullscreen:desc/editor_tinymce"
    Thank you
  • Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:24 AM
    @Stewart unfortunately is does at the moment. I used the string so it would work without translation, but I did not anticipate that anyone would be removing TinyMCE anytime soon. However, it has been a while that should problably be revisited.
  • Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 12:01 PM
    Other plugins use pluginname for the tooltip so there is not a real reason not to do that here. I updated it so it should work without TinyMCE.
  • Sat, Jan 25, 2020, 1:50 AM
    This is a useful plugin. It would be good to add to the documentation information about the plugin settings page that can restrict access to the icon if the user doesn't have editing permissions.
  • Sat, Jan 25, 2020, 6:11 AM
    Thank you Tim. I added a note to the readme.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020, 12:45 PM
    Hello! Thanks very much for a great plugin.
    After installing the plugin, I was not able to see the fullscreen icon in atto toolbar.
    In atto toolbar settings, I added this line : fullscreen = fullscreen
    Now, I can see the fullscreen icon and it all works like a charm.
  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020, 1:04 AM
    Hi Kay Mo,
    I'm having the same problem.
    Please where can I find the atto toolbar settings. I would greatly appreciate your help.
    Thanks in advance.
  • Mon, Sep 6, 2021, 7:26 PM
    Hi Daniel,
    where can I find the full-screen option or button in a course (in my case I want it in scorm page to get it in fullscreen mode)or in scorm? Do I need to enable it anywhere? if yes, where is it?
    I would greatly appreciate your help.
    Thanks in advance.
  • Mon, Sep 6, 2021, 8:59 PM
    Hello Adarsh

    This plugin only affects the text editor window. It does not do anything on activity pages unless they have a form with an editor. There is another more general plugin that affects page content area https://moodle.org/plugins/local_fullscreen, but I do not know if that will help you with SCORM or not. There are a number of options to choose how it is displayed in the settings.

    I also released a new plugin https://moodle.org/plugins/format_popups that provides another option to display scorm packages in courses.
  • Mon, Sep 6, 2021, 10:04 PM
    Hi Daniel,
    Thanks for your valuable response. Will it be able to run scorm in fullscreen without moving to the new window using the new plugin you have created? I'm searching for a solution other than moodle settings (open in a new window). I just want to play the scorm on the same page, but in fullscreen mode. Thank you so much

  • Mon, Sep 6, 2021, 10:52 PM
    It currently opens activities as a modal in the current frame. This usually works better than the option to open a window in the standard settings. I may consider adding a full screen button to the modal, but have not done that yet.

    There are links to a demo course in the docs if you want to see how it works.
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