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Old 06-06-2005, 06:40 PM   #1
nobby_trussin
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Alt - Tab in gnome


Hi,

dead simple question for anyone in the know. how do you switch back to your desktop when running a full screen game? i find it rreally annoying not being able to alt - tab back to my other running apps when i have a game running full screen as per Windows. does anyone know how this is done? surely when they designed X/gnome they must have put this essential little feature in somewhere.

thanks

Dan
 
Old 06-06-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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<Alt> + <Tab> does work in Gnome - or at least, it does for me.

Have you tried <Esc>?
 
Old 08-21-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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Yeah, while in full-screen, the game will "take over" the keyboard and Alt+Tab won't work.

Anyhow, while there is no standard key stroke to change the game from full-screen to window mode, Alt+Enter is a generally used one. When in window mode, you can then use Alt+Tab to change application. Alt+Enter again to go back full-screen.
 
Old 08-21-2010, 10:15 PM   #4
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http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Che...On_the_desktop

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Old 08-22-2010, 09:38 AM   #5
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Kenny, yeah, GnomeShell is pretty cool, but how is it relevant to the poster's question?

At least SDL-based games, which is pretty much everyone, capture the keyboard when in full-screen mode, and Alt+Tab or any other window manager keystroke won't work then.
 
  


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