Sh+W is the shortcut for Presentation mode, and Esc gets you back out. But it's not an editing mode, as you mentioned.
A better alternative would be:
With any tool selected except the Type tool, press Tab to hide the workspace and Tab to bring it back. This works in Ps and Ai as well. The menus will remain, but the Tools panel, Control panels and the panels on the right will be removed.
In my experience, Shift-W also gets you out of Presentation.
Tab hides all panels.
Shift-Tab hides all panels but leaves the Control panel visible. Much more handy for editing.
Yes, I know that I can hide/display all panels by pressing Tab. But as you mentioned - menus and some kind of bodrer still remains. In Ps and Ai there is a much better mode where nothing is visible except the document. That is the display option I am trying to find in InDesign. But it looks like there is not one.
Not that is editable. As you have discovered, these three applications have a lot in common, but the interface is not identical. They are maintained by three separate engineering teams
You can file a feature request here, though:
BarbBinder answered this fairly well. These are your only choices in InDesign.
Preview (W) plus hiding the panels with Tab is the best you can get in InDesign as of February 2017.
You can also turn off the Application bar if you are on a Mac.
I tried creating a Workspace because you can assign a keyboard shortcut to a workspace, but all the panels came back. Maybe it would work if they were closed instead of just hidden with Tab.
Thanks all of you for help/discussion. You confirmed that I am looking for something that InDesign (unfortunately) misses.
Have nice days!
Has this latest release boasting UI enhancements added the "Full Screen Mode With Menu Bar" like mode Ps & Ai have?
It surely needs it, as the panels columns, even collapsed, eat up so much space with an empty column spanning the whole length of the screen even without panel icons, same with tool bar why waste all empty space?
In a word, no, not in the 2017.1 Release.
You can see the New Features here:
And you can put in a feature request here by going to Help> Submit Bug/Feature Request. This is the best way to let the InDesign team know what you are looking for!