Thanks for the tip. I do not recall changing any of these settings from their default, but you gave me a place to look.
First, a clarification. With only one document window open, that document is centered in the middle space of the screen.
It's only when I have two or more documents open that I see the behavor I'm reporting, with the open documents stacked behind the book pod. Only one document is (partiall) visible.
I tried all 16 combinations of the four seetings in Edit | Preferences... | Global | Interface | Documents.
Open documents as tabs only affects whether or not a new document is displayed as part of the tabbed document set or as a floating window when it is open.
None of the other settings had any effect on the way the document window was displayed in full screen mode.
I left the settings in their original state (Prevent document tabbing when dragging is clear, the other three settings are selected).
I am running FM 126.96.36.1999, which is the latest available version as I write this.
Also, apologies for the "Correct" reply, above. Please ignore it. Something went awry when I was entering this reply, and my incomplet response was posted.
Actually, the trick is not to use the supplied "screen mode" settings within FM, but rather use the Windows "Maximize" button instead.
The Full-Screen modes in the current OWL interface implementation don't add that much of a tangible benefit over what was already available via the standard Windows Maximize/Restore button. This is another great chindogu courtesy of the engineering team.
Just leave it in Standard Screen Mode and use the Maximize button.