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Accidently, I entered full-screen display in the terminal. I now can't get out of the full screen display back to normal display.

How can I do this?

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Press the key F11. This is the typical full screen button for most ubuntu programs, like image viewer and Firefox / Google Chrome.


You may have (but this is unlikely) accessed tty. If the above doesn't work, try Ctrl+Alt+F7

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  • tty didn't work for me on uBuntu 14.04 LTS but CTRL+ALT+F7 did. – AlainD Jun 12 '15 at 22:57
  • @AlainD What I meant was, you have gone into something called tty. – Tim Jun 13 '15 at 7:30
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    I just made the window occupy all of the screen space by dragging it into the top... oops. In case there's anyone else like me – JackHasaKeyboard Jul 12 '16 at 20:58
  • It's Ctrl+Alt+F1 these days in Ubuntu. – JohnLittle Mar 15 at 7:36
  • @JohnLittle oh GUI is in tty1 now? I do remember from my Ubuntu GNOME days it often ended up in tty2. Is there any documentation on it being tty1? – Tim Mar 15 at 9:14
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Here is another way, in case @Tim's answer doesn't work for some reason. Right click in the terminal, then click "Leave full screen".

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None of the above worked for me.
Try pressing the right control key and the letter c:

right ctrl + c

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