Minimizing and alt tabbing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by breakfastcrew, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. breakfastcrew macrumors 6502

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    Ok is there a key combo I can press from any program that will minmize the current window. Also is there a way I can alt tab out of a full screen game? My objective is to minimize a fullly open game and then look at a web page and go back and forth? is that possible without downloading any hacks?
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    You minimize the current frontmost window via 'cmd+m' and hide via 'cmd+h' unless those combinations are specifically used by the particular program for some other function. As far as alt-tabbing, sure you can leave a full-screen application like any other using this method (although it's cmd-tab here in Mac-land™).
     
  3. breakfastcrew thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As I said in the OP I knew about those already they don't work on full screen games. Only when you are outside surfing the web or something I want to something to minizme my game so I can look up something and go back into without quiting the game.
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Not to be too picky here, but where in

    do you mention that you know they don't already work? Sorry if my post didn't tell you what you needed to know for your specific program, but the info I gave you is the OS X standard. If it doesn't work, I'd suggest looking under the program's menu in the toolbar to see what command it gives for minimizing/hiding. It should be in the same place as it is for Safari:


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  5. breakfastcrew thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did say it didn't work in my full screened game. In windows it doesn't matter what program you are using or what you are running when you hit alt tab it minimizes the current window and lets you choose another program to run. I was wondering if there was a master command for that that works for everything as I said I don't wanna close my game whenever I have to im somebody or find something on the web. I also don't wanna run the game in windows mode.
     

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