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Old Apr 14, 2006, 11:28 PM   #1
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Minimize a full screen app or game?

How do I minimize a full screen app or game? For example, if I were in a game, that takes up the entire screen, how do I get back to the desktop without exiting the game? Kind of like on Windows, when you open the Start menu while in a game, it brings you back to the desktop.
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 11:30 PM   #2
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You could try hitting command + H to hide the App.
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Old Apr 15, 2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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You could try hitting command + H to hide the App.
Doesn't work. The particular game is Starcraft.
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Old Apr 24, 2006, 08:41 AM   #4
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Some Blizzard games use Cmd-M to windowize their games.
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Old Apr 24, 2006, 08:44 AM   #5
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Cmd-tab to get out of the application and over in Finder often helps. So does Expose.
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Old Apr 24, 2006, 03:30 PM   #6
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With some games, it's just impossible. With others, there's no universal method, unfortunately. (Like UT2004 uses Option-Return, I think.) Read the docs, which will tell you how to do it, if it's possible.

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Old Dec 13, 2009, 02:20 PM   #7
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I think I found how to do it. I tried COMMAND + Return key. It worked for my fullscreen Sims Game. It makes the window like an almost fullscreen normal window. Hope this works for you!
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Old Jan 3, 2010, 12:00 AM   #8
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command + m

command + m works for starcraft just tested and it works
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:53 PM   #9
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I think i figured it out

the best way. and i know the seems to be a silly solution but it worked for me for Uberstrike HD from the mac app store. great free FPS by the way. so i jus held down command while in the game and slowly went through every single letter and number and other butto(e.g. "return","option" etc...) and command-F worked for me. try this and let me know if this works
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