May 18, 2009

how do i minimize game screen and return to my desktop in linux

while am playing games,is there some shortcut by which i could return to the desktop.

For most games that I play, when in full screen mode simply pressing Alt...

For most games that I play, when in full screen mode simply pressing Alt+Enter toggles between full screen and window mode.
If the game does not support that function then using arno911's solution should work. To start a new session in KDE3 you need to go to the KDE menu and go to "start new session", then will send you to the login screen were you can login as the same user and utilize the second session for the games or whatever.

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I used to start a second X Session for the game and kept running all other...

I used to start a second X Session for the game and kept running all other programs in the default X Session, so a simple ctrl + alt + f8 brings me to the game, and a ctrl + alt + f7 back to normal.

hope that helps

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