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OldBoy44
June 15th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Hi all,

I am writing this question via a second user as I can only get full screen mode in ubuntu on my main user site. No doubt the solution is simple but I don't know what it is. As I said. Ubuntu only appears in full screen mode with no access to the scroll bar down the right hand side. f11 only goes from big to bigger.

What is the solution please?

Thank you.

Laforge129
June 15th, 2011, 03:34 AM
Hi all,

I am writing this question via a second user as I can only get full screen mode in ubuntu on my main user site. No doubt the solution is simple but I don't know what it is. As I said. Ubuntu only appears in full screen mode with no access to the scroll bar down the right hand side. f11 only goes from big to bigger.

What is the solution please?

Thank you.

Usually the ESC button does the trick!

OldBoy44
June 15th, 2011, 03:40 AM
Thanks Laforge129,

Unfortunately the ESC key made no difference.

Laforge129
June 15th, 2011, 03:43 AM
Thanks Laforge129,

Unfortunately the ESC key made no difference.

Are you using a browser and I would like to know which browser??

OldBoy44
June 15th, 2011, 03:46 AM
Firefox.

Thanks for helping.

Laforge129
June 15th, 2011, 03:52 AM
Firefox.

Thanks for helping.

Have you tried Ctr-shift-W!

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Keyboard%20shortcuts

ClientAlive
June 15th, 2011, 03:54 AM
I would like to help, if I am able, but I don't think I understand what your problem is. When I hear "full screen mode" I think of a video player and the full screen mode that it has.

Can you be more specific?

Laforge129
June 15th, 2011, 03:57 AM
I would like to help, if I am able, but I don't think I understand what your problem is. When I hear "full screen mode" I think of a video player and the full screen mode that it has.

Can you be more specific?


that was the same thought I had. So I suggested the ESC key!

OldBoy44
June 15th, 2011, 04:01 AM
Thanks ClientAlive,

Ubuntu simply takes up the whole screen without scroll bar on right hand side. f11 simple enlarges it slightly.

I will log off and try Laforge129's suggestion of Ctr-sh-w

Back soon.

OldBoy44
June 15th, 2011, 04:08 AM
No luck - Ctr-sh-W simply deletes the whole screen and goes back to desktop.

ClientAlive
June 15th, 2011, 04:09 AM
Thanks ClientAlive,

Ubuntu simply takes up the whole screen without scroll bar on right hand side. f11 simple enlarges it slightly.

I will log off and try Laforge129's suggestion of Ctr-sh-w

Back soon.


Are you running Ubuntu as a virtual machine?
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Edit: A regular operating system (non virtual I mean) does not usually have a scroll bar. At least not on the desktop it doesn't. It is the applications you open on that operating system that have scroll bars. Virtualization software on the other hand does have a scroll bar and the one's I've seen also have a "full screen mode."

If you are running virtualization software (the software that runs virtual machines) please tell us the name and version of the software you are using. Is it Virtual Box? Is it VMware? Details please . . .
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Edit:

If you mess with compiz, watch out for this:

http://sg.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110502051003AAnAZ6i

I had that happen to me once back when I ran 11.04 and it caused me all kinds of grief!

OldBoy44
June 15th, 2011, 04:13 AM
No - Standard 11.04 installation for about a month with no previous problems.

ClientAlive
June 15th, 2011, 04:21 AM
No - Standard 11.04 installation for about a month with no previous problems.


Are you running the "classic desktop"?

OldBoy44
June 15th, 2011, 04:25 AM
Classic (no extras)

OldBoy44
June 15th, 2011, 04:31 AM
Thinking about it it - the browser opens on to a full page too!

ClientAlive
June 15th, 2011, 04:31 AM
Classic (no extras)


This guy is talking about problems he's having with it.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1752327

Maybe there is some useful information in that thread for you?
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Edit: fyi



CCSM, short for CompizConfig Settings Manager, is a configuration tool for Compiz Fusion. It is used to configure the many plugins included ...

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Edit 2:

I thought I remember hearing Ubuntu 11.04 uses compiz as part of the regular system somehow. I'm not sure I'm remembering that right or how that went. It's something you might want to look into.

I'm sorry brother but I have to go for now. I hope you get it sorted out and/ or some others turn up on this thread for you.

Best of luck.

OldBoy44
June 15th, 2011, 04:40 AM
Thanks for that ClientAlive - Info may be relevant -

Does anyone know where I find Window Management?

ClientAlive
June 15th, 2011, 04:49 AM
Try under the power button in the upper right hand corner of the screen. But if you are running classic desktop I'm not sure that applies. That is for the regular Ubuntu 11.04. I currently run 10.04 and for me it is:

System > Preferences > Windows (scroll to the bottom to see it)

There is also, for me anyhow:

System > Preferences > CompizConfig Settings Manager

OldBoy44
June 15th, 2011, 05:00 AM
Thanks ClientAlive,

System>Preferences>Windows give me very few options - none that I see would make any difference.

I think I will go and fiddle around in Firefox for a while.

OldBoy44
June 15th, 2011, 05:16 AM
Hi and thanks to ClientAlive and Laforge129,

I googled how to get out of full screen mode in Firefox and fix was -

Alt-V and select Full screen. Gives full screen mode.
I then selected f11 which returned to normal screen.

To say I am pleased would be an understatement.

Cheers to all, :D

ClientAlive
June 15th, 2011, 06:46 AM
Hi and thanks to ClientAlive and Laforge129,

I googled how to get out of full screen mode in Firefox and fix was -

Alt-V and select Full screen. Gives full screen mode.
I then selected f11 which returned to normal screen.

To say I am pleased would be an understatement.

Cheers to all, :D


Awesome! Glad you got it worked out mate.

crispy_420
June 15th, 2011, 07:05 AM
I'm curious, aren't ALT-V and F11 the same? The context menu seems to state that.

ClientAlive
June 16th, 2011, 11:08 PM
I'm curious, aren't ALT-V and F11 the same? The context menu seems to state that.


Sorry, I have know knowledge about that. Maybe someone else does though.

Have a great evening (or morning, as the case may be).
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Edit: Oh! I did just think of something though. When it comes to compiz, it is possible to choose your own special keys for the different functions. Sometimes conflicts arise because of this. Sometimes conflicts arise, not because of anything the user chose, but just something screwy withing compiz. When a new feature is anabled, occasionally you will get a message pop up telling you there may be a conflict in the special keys if you go forward with it. Sometimes it's when the user manually sets the keys though. In either case I think it usually alerts you though.

crispy_420
June 17th, 2011, 10:32 AM
Sorry re-read my last post and realized I misspoke.

ALT+V open the view option and from there ALT+F goes full screen. F11 makes the same selection a single keystroke.

I think with compizconfig-settings-manager you can modify key mappings.