I was stuck in Geany in fullscreen mode and unable to get out. All the suggestions I found on websites were too complicated (for me). I finally discovered that by depressing the ALT key and the V key, the view menu opens and I was able to uncheck fullscreen mode. Problem solved.

This appears to be the way one sees menus while in fullscreen mode: ALT + , e.g., File Edit View etc.


Pressing Keys F11 toggles Geany full screen mode.

Source: http://www.geany.org/manual/current/index.html#notebook-tab-keybindings

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    CTRL+Q would kill Geany (completely close and exit). And if you start it back it will start in full screen mode. Pressing F11 will do the trik. – Mitch Dec 3 '13 at 6:32

Ctrl+Shift+f worked for me.


This helped me on a guest Ubuntu running with VMware on a mac host.

I changed the line fullscreen=true in file ~/.config/geany/geany.conf to fullscreen=false.


For me it was Ctrl+F but it had to be the right Ctrl button.


I run Ubuntu on VirtualBox and tried the above tricks and it didn't worked out on windows 8.1.
What I did to exit command line full screen was :

  1. Right click on the terminal
  2. select Leave Full Screen

And I got the normal screen again.

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