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Old 09-09-2003, 06:44 AM   #1
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alt tab in kde?


I am running a QuakeWorld client called FuhQuake in KDE. It works fine, but i am wondering if there is a way of "alt-tabbing" out of an application like this and back to the desktop, while the game is still running, then being able to go back into the game by "alt-tabbing" again.

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kstart --fullscreen ./fuhquake-gl.glx -blahblah
to start the game.

Ive searched around but havent really found anything that answers this question.

Thanks for any help
 
Old 09-09-2003, 10:21 AM   #2
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First of all, you should be able to Alt+Tab within KDE without any problem...

If needed, just add a "&" at the end of the command, to indicate a background task, like so:

kstart --fullscreen ./fuhquake-gl.glx -blahblah &

That should do the trick...

Hope this helps!
 
Old 09-09-2003, 10:31 AM   #3
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I tried what you said and it diddnt work

I can alt tab between normal windowed programs, but when i run that full screen glx game, i cant alt tab out of it back to the desktop.

I tried a little test, i ran the "OpenGL spectrum analyser" from xmms in fullscreen mode (even though it displays in a window), when i ran it in fullscreen mode, i cant alt-tab from it, and my mouse cant leave its window.

Any more suggestions?
 
Old 09-09-2003, 11:14 AM   #4
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How about alt-fx to switch to a different desktop?
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:45 PM   #5
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you mean like alt-f1 alt-f2 etc?

doesnt seem to work even when not in game
 
Old 09-10-2003, 05:06 AM   #6
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Oooops - should have said Ctrl-Alt-Fx.

Apologies
 
Old 09-10-2003, 06:31 AM   #7
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hmm most of them switch me back to a console login prompt except f7 which brings me back to X
 
Old 09-10-2003, 07:57 AM   #8
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Try logging in at the prompt.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:38 AM   #9
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I thought it was ctrl+F1 through F4 to switch windows for KDE...
 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:19 AM   #10
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ctrl+f1 though to f4 works normally in kde to switch desktop. but in a game like fuhquake or tuxracer it isnt working for me
 
Old 11-30-2003, 02:56 AM   #11
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yeah i have the same problem with rtcw:et and it drives me crazy because i cant get an ip ingame and give it to somebody on irc without quitting the program...
 
  


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