Opened 12 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#39 closed defect (fixed)

Aven won't come out of full-screen mode on Mac OsX

Reported by: Kevin Moore Owned by: Olly Betts
Priority: major Milestone: 1.2.17
Component: aven Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Environment: Mac OsX 10.8.2, Macbook Pro 13" retina version

Using Aven I made the mistake of entering full-screen mode. For most apps, the menu bar appears when you mouse to the top of the screen. Not so in Aven. The usual shift-command-F doesn't get me out of full-screen mode. Nor does quitting the application and re-starting it: it now restarts in full-screen mode.

I can't give the version number, as the bug prevents me from accessing the menus. It's the current MacOSX download (as of 30 Oct 2113).

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Olly Betts

Component: Otheraven

Hmm, sorry about you getting stuck in full screen mode.

I don't have a Mac myself, but Full Screen is currently on F11 for all platforms (sounds like it should be platform-specific). It seems F11 might be used by OS X itself, so it might not get through to aven, but it's worth a try.

Otherwise, there's probably a hidden file called ".aven" in your home directory which has config stuff in - if you remove the "height=" and "width=" lines (or just the whole file) then it should forget it was in full-screen mode.

It's the current MacOSX download (as of 30 Oct 2113).

So what's it like in the 22nd century? Do you have flying cars yet?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Kevin Moore

I solved my immediate problem using AppCleaner, and a fresh install. F11 is a problematic choice on a Mac, because it gets caught by the OS for the volume control on the speakers, and if you turn that off, it's also used for a function that slides the current app off the screen so that you can access whatever's underneath.

On other matters, flying cars are plentiful, but 75% of the world population was wiped out in an epidemic of dyslexia in 2034.

Last edited 8 years ago by Olly Betts (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Olly Betts

Status: newassigned

I've pushed a fix to git which changes the shortcut for "Full Screen Mode" to be Shift+Command+F for Mac OS X.

It would be good to make the menu bar appear as you describe, but I'm not sure how to do that with wxWidgets, so leaving this ticket open for that.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Olly Betts

Priority: criticalmajor

Jake Crosby notes via email:

I got stuck in fullscreen mode on my mac and found that the only way out was [fn]+[control]+[f11] Note: Macs with a full keyboard may not have the [fn] key, in that case [control]+[f11] should work I think.

Lowering priority, as there's now a way to get out at least.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by Olly Betts

The change to use Shift-Command-F for Mac OS X was in 1.2.7, but the latest build available is 1.2.6, so (assuming the change works) we're just waiting on someone providing a newer build. I'll prod a few people I know to see if I can get someone to provide a newer build.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by Olly Betts

In 1.2.15 (to be released soon), full screen mode will no longer be persisted between runs, and also you'll be able to move the mouse to the top of the screen in full screen mode to bring up the menu bar.

Not sure when I'll manage to get a newer mac build, but hopefully soon...

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by Olly Betts

Milestone: 1.2.17
Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

There's a Mac OS X build of 1.2.17 available for download.

The "move the mouse to the top of the screen in full screen mode to bring up the menu bar" feature isn't working on OS X yet, but we are now using the standard short-cut for full-screen mode (which the reporter originally tried), and full screen mode isn't persisted is you exit aven and restart it, so getting stuck in full-screen mode is no longer really an issue, and I think we can close this now.

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