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Thunderbird stuck in full screen mode

Postby robw on Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:09 am

I've selected thunderbird into full-screen mode (can't remember how!) and now I can't reverse it. In full screen mode there are no borders or window buttons and you can't see the taskbar. Neither is there anything that I can see in the .thunderbird folder. I'm stuck - anyone know how to get thunderbird to start up in the normal windowed mode please? Thanks!
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Re: Thunderbird stuck in full screen mode

Postby remoulder on Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:32 am

Could this be your problem?
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: Thunderbird stuck in full screen mode

Postby Jaws on Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:41 am

System settings > workspace appearance and behavior > windows behavior > windows rules.

Look for application or window settings for thunderbird, highlight it and delete it.
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Re: Thunderbird stuck in full screen mode

Postby robw on Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:00 pm

Thanks for the help guys but neither of these worked. There are no settings for thunderbird and nothing equivalent to Garry's post in my settings. Any more ideas please?

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Re: Thunderbird stuck in full screen mode

Postby lesterp on Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:42 pm

The answer lies in menu>settings>settingsmanager>windowmanager>keyboard
launch thunderbird in full screen.
press alt and F10
Voila!
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Re: Thunderbird stuck in full screen mode

Postby tulle2008 on Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:30 am

lesterp wrote:The answer lies in menu>settings>settingsmanager>windowmanager>keyboard
launch thunderbird in full screen.
press alt and F10
Voila!

none of the suggested workaround worked for me, but I found solution here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/196058
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