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 macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    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 macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    You could try hitting command + H to hide the App.
  3. Gary King thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    Doesn't work. The particular game is Starcraft.
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Some Blizzard games use Cmd-M to windowize their games.
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Cmd-tab to get out of the application and over in Finder often helps. So does Expose.
  6. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    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.

  7. angelweengz macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2009
    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 macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2010
    command + m

    command + m works for starcraft just tested and it works
  9. boogiequeen macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2011
    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:
  10. Talhapidha macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2016
    Thanks it worked for me in sims 3

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