Emulator Issues #162

Can't escape from fullscreen in Linux.

Added by Sonicadvance1 over 12 years ago.

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There is no simple way to get out of full screen when in linux.
I usually go to a virtual terminal and kill it off that way.


#1 Updated by Nintendo-Daniel over 12 years ago

Neither in Windows I think... Haven't seen that function anyway. But isn't possible
to switch to Windowed Mode in Fullscreen mode like pressing Alt + Enter? Or just Escape?

#2 Updated by Sonicadvance1 over 12 years ago

No, that isn't possible in Linux unless I specifically set the key bindings to do
that. And with the resizing bug, it may get a bit annoying.

#3 Updated by slink_3_ over 12 years ago

fixed ?
at least it's been fixed on windows, we need someone to test it under linux !

#4 Updated by mobileforces over 12 years ago

doesn't work

#5 Updated by XTra.KrazzY over 12 years ago


#6 Updated by nakeee over 12 years ago

on my todo list

#7 Updated by muelkorb over 12 years ago

just press "Ctrl + Alt + Esc", then a Skull appaers instead of the mouse-cursor and
by left-clicking with the mouse, you kill the running process.
At least it works at Debian 4.0 Etch

#8 Updated by ALIENDUDE5300 about 12 years ago

This issue should be given high priority. It's been quite a long time since the bug
was originally filed, and it seems like something really simple to fix. Although I
haven't coded in C++ before, I can understand that the problem is probably related to
key mapping, as in the does not check to see if the escape key is pressed or not.
Would I be correct in saying that this could be fixed by having the emulator check to
see if the escape key is pressed approximately every 50ms while running in full
screen mode, and if so, either killing the running process or returning to windowed
mode? Just a guess, but this bug is really annoying. It's the most important issue
I'm having with dolphin on Linux.

#9 Updated by Sonicadvance1 about 12 years ago

Indeed, It isn't checking. We used to have the check in the code, but it gave us
locking issues from time to time. which isn't too much of a problem until the program
hangs instead of crashing. Which is why it was removed.

#10 Updated by budikutija almost 12 years ago

is toogle fullscreen fixed in linux?

#11 Updated by Sonicadvance1 almost 12 years ago


#12 Updated by budikutija almost 12 years ago


#13 Updated by ChaosCode almost 12 years ago

fxied? :D

#14 Updated by Sonicadvance1 almost 12 years ago


#15 Updated by XTra.KrazzY almost 12 years ago

No. D:

#17 Updated by atrauzzi over 11 years ago

I can't toggle fullscreen under Linux as well. Really annoying to be locked out of my own
desktop like this.

Any chance of this being fixed? If performance is an issue, perhaps the fix will shed light
on other performance improvement opportunities?

#18 Updated by Sonicadvance1 over 11 years ago

Reason why fixing this issue is a pain is because of how X11 operates with it's events

#19 Updated by atrauzzi over 11 years ago

Maybe it's worth looking at other applications or consulting the xorg project?

#20 Updated by glennricster over 11 years ago

There is a way out of fullscreen mode now. Use the escape key. Although I would
like to be able to work in the ability to use Alt-Tab to change to other windows
while the emulator is running.

#21 Updated by XTra.KrazzY over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fixed

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