can't get x11 menu back

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by somewhatstunned, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. somewhatstunned macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2006
    Ok so I can click on the and get into X11 looks like. But in thrashing around I went into fullscreen and now I can't get out. I restarted even. I can switch back to my usual Mac but everytime i start X11 it goes into full screen without menus.

    Poking around a bit, I've copied /etc/X11/init/xinitrc into my home directory as .xinitrc, but I don't know how to change it. How do I get rid of the full screen.

    Do I need rootless? Is that it?
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    I forget the magic keypress sometimes too.

    To get out of full screen, press option-apple-A

    You may then want to go into X11's Preferences, under the output tab, and turn off that pesky full-screen mode :D
  3. somewhatstunned thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2006
    oh whew! thanks.

    just surfaced from the deep end.
  4. bobbobtje macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2006
    Can't get shortcuts back

    I managed to turn off the shortcuts in X11. Because X11 is in fullscreen mode I can't use the menu's or shortcuts. How can I get out of fullscreen mode without menu's or shortcuts? ;)

Share This Page