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    how do i go back into desktop

    im playing some games like tf2 and gmod. and i dont know how to get back to desktop. its not alt+esc. although alt works cause the menu pops up saying type command. but that sometimes crashes my pc.

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    Re: how do i go back into desktop

    skater-nin; Hi !

    Have you tried key combo ctl+alt+f7 ?

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    Re: how do i go back into desktop

    Bashing-om, I don't think the OP is getting a TTY, rather he's getting Unity's command prompt that allows searching of application menus.

    Skater-nin, try Alt+Tab. Although, in my experience, some applications lock it down, and don't let you switch to the desktop for some reason.

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    Re: how do i go back into desktop

    It is Alt+Tab. But in tf2 full screen you may have to try it a couple of times because sometimes it goes right back to tf2 instead of to Steam or whatever else you might have open.
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    Re: how do i go back into desktop

    Alt+F4 ?
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    Re: how do i go back into desktop

    CTRL+ALT+(Left or Right ARROW)

    Make use of workspaces. I usally leave 1 WS for the game window only so I never have to minimize or ALT+TAB. And move right or left to use my opened applications.

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    Re: how do i go back into desktop

    if tf2 is launched from steam, hit shift+tab to bring up steam overlay, then you can move your mouse to your regular desktop.
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    Re: how do i go back into desktop

    alt+tabs works for me. thanks guys

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