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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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Solution!

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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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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lobart78
Newbie

lol. in my case, the spotify wasn't called "spotify" because the window title is by the name of the song ( list all windows using wmctrl -l ). so in my case i had to run wmctrl -r "Immolation - Passion Kill" -b toggle,fullscreen. Thany you very much 😄

anibalardid
Newbie
thanks, it works for me in ubuntu gnome !

deantrip
Casual Listener
Thanks man!
This solution worked on Antergos with Gnome

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. 

emallove
Regular

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

 

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

John316Ross
Casual Listener
GOD BLESS YOU! Exactly what I need right here! I rarely use mac. Stupid arrows are there to make it full-screen and then disappear to exit.

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!  

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??

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 🙂

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.)

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.

Joe
Community Legend

The dropdown view menu doesn't include "full screen" any more but are you saying you're missing the usual maximize window button in the top right? Any chance of a screen capture to show this?

emallove
Regular
 

Ignotus
Casual Listener

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

 

 

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