When using tsclient, a remote desktop/terminal services/vnc client, if you connect in full screen mode to a server it can be difficult to disconnect or switch to another application because there is no ‘control bar’ at the top.
To toggle full screen mode, use the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Enter.
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I am remoted in using tsclient right now and stuck in full screen and your blog did just the trick 🙂 thanks!!
Thanks, this page was my first Google hit and it worked. Ctrl+Alt+Enter is what I was looking for.
After 3 years this tip still rocks.
Tanks a lot!!!! I was tired of using Alt-Shift-F1 and the ps aux , the kill.
I pride meself on being a Linux/Unix pro, your tip just goes to show how much I still need to learn.
Many thanks to Kimmo (from 2 years ago!)
Ctl-Shift-Alt-Enter works for me on Ubuntu 10.04 with Terminal Server Client to toggle between full-screen and windowed session
i’m trying to escape from terminal session more than 15 minutes 🙂
Thank you ! may the source be with you!
Hmm, when I did this, it exited fullscreen on tsclient, but then I found myself at the login screen of Ubuntu and when I logged in, it acted as if I was starting a new session, as in, none of my windows were still open. The only thing I can think of that happened was that I pressed CTRL+ALT+DELETE while looking at Windows in the remote desktop. When I did that in Windows, it brought up the expected dialog, thus I thought it was intercepted by Windows and not interpreted by Ubuntu, but perhaps the keys were recognized by both Windows and Ubuntu?
Also, note that I had to use the Enter key near the shift button. The enter key on my number pad didn’t work.
Thanks! I was just looking for this!
awesome, thank you!
Thanks for the tip! Ctrl-Alt-Enter…who knew?
Thanks – this is what I needed to know
Even the official website is gone 😀
Great! I wonder why they don’t have this explained in the GUI.
Thank you! Very useful tip!
Going further… anybody knows how to switch from remote desktop to another “local” desktop (under gnome 2.32 – compiz enabled), without exiting full screen mode? Trying with ctrl-alt-arrows just gives me the same full screen of the remote server.
Thanks again! 🙂
Alex big thanx man!u help me from 2008 =)))
f*ucking Compize Manager.
Having Numlock on prevents ctrl alt enter from working
check with xev
its a different keypress with numlock (well it is on my laptop)
this saved my evening ^^
Thanks! Just what I was looking for…
Thanks so much , You saved me lot of time 🙂
On Puppy 5.4.1 with TightVNC viewer connected to TightVNC server on Windows XP, ctrl-alt-F1 to bring up the console, Ctrl-C to kill the X window and xwin to restart X windows. You will lose any thing you were working on but at least you get control back.
Thank you, Steven, that worked well on CentOS 6.3.