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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:21 pm    Post subject: minimizing/switching out of games Reply with quote

specifically enemy-territory:
i use fluxbox, and as soon as i start up et all the keybindings i specified in fluxbox dont work anymore, wich means i cant alt-tab out of the game or minimize it or anything. there is no way i know of short of killing the game to return to desktop; this can be pretty annoying.
any ideas?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my solution to this problem is to run two copies of x at once (I havent noticed any performance penalties in doing this, I use fluxbox for my gaming desktop). so I can just <ALT>+<CTRL>+<F7> to change my gnome desktop (or whatever) then I can just <ALT>+<CTRL>+<F8> to put me back in what ever game im in. I have also found this to be very useful when running stuff with wine as quite often it screws up your desktop so this way if it does no big deal.

I use the following command to start my second x session:
startx -- :1 -depth 16
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alt + enter
open console

mouse freedom :]
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moled wrote:
alt + enter
open console

mouse freedom :]


thats true to the point that i have mouse freedom. however, since i cant get BACK into et, i might as well kill the game...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would love a solution to this one:)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mwm pointed out, simply run et in another xserver. At that point, you can switch back and forth between your desktop and your game as many times as you heart desires :)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ForumSlacker:

Would mwm2000's solution would with an .xinitrc to start the second session for Wine?

If so, I'd love to be able to simply ctrl-alt-f7/f8 to switch as needed
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moled wrote:
alt + enter
open console

mouse freedom :]


Intriguing, what does "alt + enter" do?

Alt + enter don't do nothing here.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In some W/M's alt + enter spawns a terminal shell.

It would be cool to figure out how to do this without starting yet another x server. I mean, my system /could/ run that fine but I'm going for minimalism nonetheless.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Running URT not in fullscreen but at the resolution of my monitor lets me alt+tab away from it and click back to it. That's satifactory for now. Maybe there is a way for the window manager to give explicit focus back to that process when in full screen. Will experiment more with that later.
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