full screen mode?

Is there any way to make blender start in full screen mode? I can’t find a togggle for that in preferences (windblows XP)

I’d like to know that as well. But I’m already glad to know that the ALT+F11 shortcut is working fine now.

You can run Blender with a command line switch. Here’s a link to the manual:
http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:Reference/Command_Line

The switch for fullscreen mode is -W

The W has to be capital.

I don’t think this works for 2.5. But I’m on Linux right now so not sure how XP will act.