Archive.png This article or section documents something not included in the current version of Scratch (3.0). It is only useful from a historical perspective. For information on the feature that replaced this one, see Full Screen.
The button to switch to Presentation Mode.

Presentation Mode (also called full screen mode) was the full screen player in Scratch 1.x. It was accessed by pressing the button on the top right of the Scratch program.

To exit presentation mode, click the Exit Pres Mode.png button in the top left of the screen, or press Esc.


The Presentation Mode was similar to the online players, because it updated the stage only at the end of loops and at wait blocks. Thus, the following script would draw a line, which would flicker a little in the normal mode but would not do so in Presentation Mode:

when gf clicked:: control
    pen up
    go to x: (0) y: (0)
    pen down
    go to x: (100) y: (100)

See Single Frame for more information.

Presentation Mode also lacked the glitches associated with the Java or Flash players. Before the advent of the Flash player, Presentation Mode, (in Turbo Mode) was the fastest method of playing projects. For these reasons, many projects that were online encouraged users to download and run in Presentation Mode. It was also where many projects were tested before uploading.

While in Presentation Mode, projects could not be edited. This was one of the purposes of the feature.

Flash Player

See also: Flash Player#Enlarged Screen

In the Flash Player, there is a full screen mode. If the enlarge screen button is shift-clicked, it goes into full screen, like Presentation Mode. The Flash Player allows projects to be played full screen online, and even in turbo mode.

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