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Nomachine – FreeNX fullscreen switching

21 July 2007 2 Comments

Something that was not obvious to me when using NX client was the ability to get out of fullscreen. I initially thought that they just hadn’t implemented it as yet.. but we are now on version 3 and I thought that the mere oversight should have been fixed by now.

Well, I don’t know if it has always been there but there’s two ways to switch between the remote desktop session and your local session when using NX

You can switch between full-screen and your original desktop by clicking on the ‘Magic Pixel’ on the top-right corner of your screen. Just move to the top right corner of the screen and left-click.

If, for any reason, your remote session is not responding, you can switch by pressing the sequence ctrl+alt+shift+esc.

Hope this helps..

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  • Jure Merhar said:

    Thanks for this. I was feeling rather silly, not being able to figure this one out.

    One question though. Is there a way to switch desktops (on the local machine) without minimizing the nx client?

    I have compiz installed and I use ctrl+alt+left and ctrl+alt+right for switching desktops, but apparently the nx client intercepts these shortcuts and sends them to the remote machine.

    I would love to have the remote machine on one of my desktops at all times. I could then switch to and from the remote machine just like it was one of my local desktops.

  • Jure Merhar said:

    Never mind my last question. It seems to be working now with ctrl+alt+left and ctrl+alt+right. No idea, why it didn’t work the first time.

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