Is there any way to get Illustrator's screen modes to behave like Photoshop's screen modes?
One of the things I like most about Photoshop is the way it toggles from standard screen mode to "full screen with menu bar" to just "full screen".
For example, in Photoshop's standard mode, the window is no bigger than the size of the canvas. Why can't Illustrator do that?
And, is there anyway to get Illustrator CS5 to display the full screen mode where the background outside the artboard or canvas is black instead of white. Working in Illustrator for long hours, it would much easier on my eyes if the surrounding background could be black like in Photoshop.
Thanks very much in advance for any help,
Documents and their sizes are somewhat different in Photoshop and Illustrator. Illy has one big document, art boards only define areas that will be printed. You can't define a background color in Illy. If you want to have something black, you'll have to create an object with a black fill.
Toggle between screen modes in Illy by hitting F
OMG you just saved my life! Thank youuu!!