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Stuck in Full Screen

Ignotus
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Hello,

 

A while ago, Spotify decided that it should be in Full-Screen (taskbar not visible anymore) and I cannot figure out how to undo this. I tried F11 and Alt-Enter, but nothing seems to work.

 

Can anyone help me with this annoyance please? Thank you very much in advance.

 

Anna

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Re: Stuck in Full Screen

magherita
Newbie

Install wmctrl if you don't have it.

 

Then pause the music and run "wmctrl -r spotify -b toggle,fullscreen" while spotify is running.

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Re: Stuck in Full Screen

douglasrizzo
Newbie

In my case, wmctrl solved. However, you have to give it the name of the window you want to toggle fullscreen. You can see the name of the screen by using:

 

wmctrl -l

In my case, it listed Spotify as "Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird". Then I did:

 

wmctrl -r "Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird" -b toggle,fullscreen

And it solved it.

 

 

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Re: Stuck in Full Screen

Ignotus
Casual Listener

I am sorry for the inconvenience, it has fixed itself allready.

 

 

Re: Stuck in Full Screen

emallove
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Screen Shot 2012-09-30 at 4.05.02 PM.png

 

I had to do View -> Full Screen (see above screen shot).

Re: Stuck in Full Screen

emallove
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Re: Stuck in Full Screen

chachalinn
Newbie

Hi, I'm stuck in full screen also.  I use Windows 7.  When I click on the 'View' dropdown as mentioned above, I don't even have a 'full screen' option on the list.  I've never had this problem before, and it seems to have started about a week ago.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!  

Re: Stuck in Full Screen

clarkybravo
Newbie

This happens on MAC OS Lion continually. The software is a bit buggy and this version of MAC OS is particularly frustrating.

 

Only useful tip I have found is to press Cmd + Shift + F to toggle in and out of full screen mode. Note that this is different and more controllable than pressing F11 to toggle full screen mode. 

Re: Stuck in Full Screen

mstrillian
Newbie

Did you ever find out how to get out of Full Screen mode? I see the user that suggested hot keys to get in and out for Mac, but what about Windows 7??

Re: Stuck in Full Screen

Joe
Community Legend

There are some arcane key combinations for this and I think you can assign your own in Win 7 but it's so much easier to double-click the top of the application screen :)

Re: Stuck in Full Screen

docmartymart
Newbie

Well, I was fiddling around with the mouse, and when you take the mouse to the top of the monitor, the Spotify drop down menu pops up.  Select View, then Full Screen.  Works like a charm.

 

(I am running Mac OS 10.8.5.)

Re: Stuck in Full Screen

eddiepadre
Roadie

In my PC with Windows 7 this Full Screen Option es absent. I have other PC with the same situation. I have the last black version but not works. In the Web Player this is not a problem, but in the PC version not works.

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