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How to Minimize Firestorm when Running Fullscreen in Linux

Ref. FIRE-13429.

When running FS in fullscreen under Linux, user is unable to alt-tab out or access the Desktop and any other running apps. FS takes exclusive control of the keyboard and no Linux key combos will work.

Solution:

  1. Download and install SDLHack.
  2. Execute the game with “SDLHack” in front of ./firestorm, either from a shell or via a shortcut. Example:
    sdlhack /home/(username)/Desktop/Firestorm/firestorm
  3. Use ctrl-z to minimize FS to the Desktop (key combo is configurable)

This should also work for other games/apps running fullscreen that does not allow minimizing.


With thanks to BrinleyTaliesin.

linux_minimize_when_fullscreen.txt · Last modified: 2014/04/11 02:23 by miro.collas