Minimize full screen game.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JoshOohAh, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. JoshOohAh macrumors member

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    Hello, I was wondering if there was a short key to press when your in a full screen such as a game. For example when I play Cod4, I often get messages on MSN or Skype and I need to physically exit my game to see or wait and hope the person is online when I get back.
     
  2. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    The default "minimize" key combination is Command (Apple) + M. But it may differ in CoD 4.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Generally speaking you can't minimize a full-screen application unless that "feature" is built-in. Try command-tabbing instead.
     
  4. JoshOohAh thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I could do it on my Windows side by pressing cntrl + tab. Well I guess I'll have to live with it. So much for user friendly.

    Anyways command + tab doesn't work.
     
  5. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    If you'd read the previous poster, you'd realize it has nothing to do with Macs. It isn't Apple's fault the software developer who ported CoD4 didn't put a simple minimize function into the fullscreen game. The only things I can think of are trying Command+H, Command+M, or F11 for exposé.
     
  6. JoshOohAh thread starter macrumors member

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    But on the Windows side alt tab or the windows key always minimizes it. So it can be Apple's fault for not implementing it.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No, it's not. It's the developer's fault for not building in OS X's widely known "Minimize" function into their program. Apple didn't code or port CoD 4 and provides the option of minimizing an application. Whoever did the port obviously didn't take advantage.
     
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  9. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps he's insinuating Apple should've FORCED every developer's programs to comply?

    If that's the case, honestly, we just differ there. Ports are often half-assed endeavors, particularly when they're not done by the original studio/publisher. Just how it goes. CoD 4 wasn't even done by the developers; it was done by Aspyr, an (often poor) porting studio.
     

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