HELP! How to ESCAPE VNC full-screen mode!?

Posted on 2006-05-22
Last Modified: 2009-02-03
Dear Experts,

HELP!  I'm stuck in VNC full-screen mode, and I can't get out!  I'm on Windows 2000 Pro (on both client and server).  I've been to the VNC site, which says to do "Crtl-Esc Esc", but this has no affect.  HELP!  I don't want to reboot...

Question by:BrianMc1958
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    Expert Comment

    Try ALT and TAB to see if it allows you to swap program.

    Also try CTRL and ESC.
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    Accepted Solution

    Press F8 and the menu should come up.
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    Expert Comment

    Press F8 and you should get a list menu, uncheck the one that says "full screen" to return to normal view.

    Alternative: You can also hit Esc.

    Hope this helps.

    Expert Comment

    Just letting you know that F8 didn't work for me. I found the ollowing website which did work:

    ...To leave fullscreen mode you must disable it from the menu, but the menu is no longer visible! So you have to bring the taskbar to the front by typing Ctrl-Esc Esc, and then right-click on the vncviewer icon.

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