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How to toggle full sceen mode in virt-manager?

asked 2011-10-25 14:35:47 +0000

giallu gravatar image

Once you get into fullscreen mode in virt-manager there is no clue about how to exit and go back to windowed mode, what's the "secret" spell to get your desktop back?

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answered 2011-11-09 16:09:27 +0000

You should be able to mouse up to the centre of the very top of the screen which causes a small toolbar to slide down. The toolbar has buttons for exiting fullscreen, and sending key combinations to the guest.

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Now that I know where to look I wonder why I didn't notice it before...

giallu ( 2011-11-21 16:58:51 +0000 )edit

It is quite subtle!

jfmchivall ( 2011-11-21 19:47:06 +0000 )edit

Wish I could upvote, but I found this with elinks from a tty2 console as I managed to stuck my X into that, too, and didn't figure that out.

kynde ( 2013-02-03 15:36:45 +0000 )edit

answered 2011-10-25 21:32:04 +0000

Oliver gravatar image


found maybe a "workaround" here: http://old.nabble.com/F9-virt-manager%3A-Alt-Gr-key-and-fullscreen--td17719535.html

Don't use virt-manager, but connect vncviewer directly:

vncviewer localhost:5900 -fullscreen

No way to try it out right now, but does that work for you?



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Asked: 2011-10-25 14:35:47 +0000

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