To promote the teamwork or check the completed work, we need to display the mind map. In XMind Pro, the Presentation Mode is an alternative "full-screen" view that allows you to browse your map with a minimum of distraction. It makes the map appear on the whole screen rather than in a window. You can use shortcut keys and a hovering toolbar in this mode to view and navigate map easily.

Three ways to Enter Presentation Mode:
  • Choose "View - Presentation" on the menu.
  • Use shortcut key 'F5'.
  • If you are using Windows, you can also use Command line: "xmind -p xxx.xmind".
To Navigate Topics:
  1. Use 'Enter' and 'Tab':
    • Enter key brings you to see sibling topics one by one.
    • Tab key brings you to subtopic.
  2. Use Arrow key:
    • Up and Down keys let you navigate the topics in the same level.
    • Right and Left keys let you navigate to children topic and back to parent topic.
  3. Use 'Space' key: This will let you navigate all topics sequentially.
  4. Use Outline:
    • Open Sidebar through Button Panel on the hovering toolbar.
    • Select topic in the outline.
    • Selected topic will move to the center of screen highlighted.


  • Any selected topic will move to screen center automatically.
  • If you are focusing on the Central Topic, the keys may bring different result:
    1. Enter: Move to floating topics, if there are any in the map.
    2. Space: Move to the first Main Topic.
    3. Up or Down keys: Move to Main Topics.
Toolbar Panel in Presentation:
  1. Move the mouse to the bottom of the screen.
  2. You can see a hovering Toolbar Panel with six buttons.
    • Quit: Click to quit presentation mode.
    • Go Next: Click to move to next brother topic.
    • Go Into: Click to move to children topic.
    • Sidebar: Click to open sidebar.
    • Turn Light On/Off: Click to unlock map to see the whole map.
    • Zoom: Drag and move slide to Zoom map.

Presentation Panel

The Presentation Sidebar:
  1. Open the sidebar through the Toolbar panel.
  2. There are three functionalities in the Sidebar:
    • Outline: For navigating any a topic directly.
    • Filter: For finding the target topic with the selected marker or label quickly.
    • Audio Notes: For recording the voice and saving it as an attachment of current topic.

 Presentation Sidebar

To exit the Presentation:
  • Press 'Esc' directly.
  • Click "Quit" on the Toolbar Panel.


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