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?


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+F1

  • 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 '19 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 '19 at 9:14

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".


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

right ctrl + c

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