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Message started by Jackie on 12.12.2007 at 13:58:49

Title: Technical Question
Post by Jackie on 12.12.2007 at 13:58:49
Does anybody know of a Mac shortcut to get to the desktop while playing MM?  Sometimes I'm notified that mail has arrived but I'm not able to read it without suspending and quitting the program and then restarting again after I've checked the mail.

Title: Re: Technical Question
Post by Semi-Native on 12.12.2007 at 19:26:54
Hi Jackie,

You can toggle between full screen and window mode. Hit the Esc key to pause the program, then hit Command-space bar to go to window mode. You can check your mail or whatever, then go back to MM, hit the Esc key again. That might automatically change you back to full screen. If not, hit Command-space bar again.

Title: Re: Technical Question
Post by Jackie on 13.12.2007 at 10:10:10
Perfect, Semi-Native!!  The Esc and Command-Space keys to toggle between full screen and window mode works great.  Just what I wanted to know.  It will come in handy when I want to check the time as well since there is no other clock in my computer room.  Thanks! [smiley=happy.gif]

Title: Re: Technical Question
Post by Wingy on 13.12.2007 at 11:15:25
Doesn't the Command+Tab shortcut work? Vern said he put that or was going to put that in an update... :-/

Title: Re: Technical Question
Post by Jackie on 14.12.2007 at 00:32:00
I couldn't get command + tab to work, Wingy.

Title: Re: Technical Question
Post by Mikee on 15.12.2007 at 18:54:18
command + tab, that's are no problem at my computer! i can make this without problems why you not?  :-? :-/

Title: Re: Technical Question
Post by Jackie on 19.12.2007 at 23:26:17
I never did get command + tab to work and am not sure why. Looked up that shortcut in Apple's Help and it is Application Switcher.  Something must not be set up correctly on this Intel iMac and I haven't changed the default.  I'm glad the escape-command-space trick works to shrink the window.  I use it often.

Title: Re: Technical Question
Post by Matari on 20.12.2007 at 01:10:12
On my macbook pro, just command-space works

Title: Re: Technical Question
Post by Wingy on 20.12.2007 at 03:24:10
...maybe it doesn't work because I think it only came out in Mac OS 10.4 and you only have 10.3?? :-?

Title: Re: Technical Question
Post by Jackie on 22.12.2007 at 14:00:48
This Mac has OS 10.4.11, Wingy.  My friend got a new iMac a couple months ago and she can shrink Midnight Mansion with just command-space too, Matari.  I have to hit Escape first.  Anyway, it gets the job done.

Title: Re: Technical Question
Post by Freddy on 22.12.2007 at 23:35:40
In a matter of fact, the standard way of handling this issue is:
1 FIRST press COMMAND + P to get the pauze-screen;
2 ONLY THEN press COMMAND + SPACE BAR to reduce the game into a window.

All other features are shortcuts and it wouldn't surprise me that some of them sometimes not work. But the standard way, as far as I know, ALWAYS works.

You may compare it with quiting the game. Standard is:
1 press COMMAND + P;
2 click on "quit".

Trying Command + Q to quit is a shortcut ...

Hope you have something with this information.

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