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    VLC won't unmaximize

    So I was watching a video on VLC and switched it to full screen mode via alt then typing full screen. Once it switched though I couldn't get it back to any other size. None of the regular buttons worked. No alt, No super key. Nothing. My only option was to use alt+f4 which did work.

    Now my problem is I can't get the player back to normal because whenever I start it up it reloads in full screen mode. I guess I'll have to uninstall it and re-install it.

    Any idea of what this bug is? Has anyone else had this problem? It's really annoying.

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    Re: VLC won't unmaximize

    I thought the default toggle for full screen was F11.

    alt + F4 just closes the current window.

    And the super key toggles the dash/launcher functions.

    Hold down the super key to see more keyboard shortcuts.
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    Re: VLC won't unmaximize

    For me the f key goes fullscreen and esc returns. For all the default keys have a look at Tools --> Preferences --> Hotkeys.
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    Re: VLC won't unmaximize

    That's the problem. F11 doesn't work.
    alt+f4 does though. So I can at least close it.
    Last edited by baillou2; May 13th, 2013 at 04:17 PM.

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    Re: VLC won't unmaximize

    Quote Originally Posted by baillou2 View Post
    That's the problem. F11 doesn't work.
    alt+f4 does though. So I can at least close it.
    Delete it's config files.

    /home/user/.config/vlc
    /home/user/.cache/vlc
    /home/user/.local/share/vlc

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