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earthw0rmjim 09-13-2011 09:17 AM

How to exit vncviewer's fullscreen mode? F8 doesn't work.
 
Hey!

This problem is kind of strange and i have no idea what causing it.
When i'm connecting to my PC (from a notebook) through vncviewer, i can use F8 to enter fullscreen mode. However when i'm at fullscreen mode F8 doesn't seem to work anymore. I have to either reboot or kill the vncserver to exit.
I'm using xtightvncviewer on Debian with xfce.

Any ideas how to fix this?

ocstjf 09-15-2011 02:13 PM

You've probably figured out by now, but mine says, "To exit from full-screen mode, press Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F. Alternately, press Ctrl-Esc Esc and then right-click on the vncviewer taskbar icon to see the menu."

Skaperen 09-15-2011 04:04 PM

If you cannot get vnc to exit the full screen, you might at least be able to switch virtual desktops to get around it. Using Ctrl+Alt+(one of the arrow keys) is a common way to do that. If you have not used or set up virtual desktops, you should try it. By starting up vnc in a separate virtual desktop just for it, you can just leave it in full screen mode and move to and from it with the virtual desktop shifting. That assumes vnc doesn't completely capture every possible keystroke. I have done this with qemu in full screen mode and I was still able to shift to and from it via virtual desktops.


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