Minimize a full screen app or game?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Gary King, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Gary King
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    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.
     
  2. katie ta achoo
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    You could try hitting command + H to hide the App.
     
  3. Gary King
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    Doesn't work. The particular game is Starcraft.
     
  4. yellow
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    Some Blizzard games use Cmd-M to windowize their games.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo
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    Cmd-tab to get out of the application and over in Finder often helps. So does Expose.
     
  6. Eric5h5
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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.

    --Eric
     
  7. angelweengz
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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!
     
  8. Fazitano
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    command + m

    command + m works for starcraft just tested and it works
     
  9. boogiequeen
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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 :cool:
     

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