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ALT+ENTER Switches Between Window and Full Screen

This article was previously published under Q81823
When you run an application in a console window, you can pressALT+ENTER to switch the console into full screen view. The applicationrunning in the console window is displayed in full screen.

NOTE: ALT+ENTER only switches to full screen on x86 machines.
A console is a window that appears to run character-based applicationsfrom Windows NT, MS-DOS, or OS/2. When you start a character-basedapplication in a console (for example, CMD.EXE), the application runsin the current console (unless you start it with the "start" command).If you start a Windows 32-bit or 16-bit application, it starts on thedesktop.

To switch back and forth between a console and a full screen, pressALT+ENTER when the application has the focus.
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Article ID: 81823 - Last Review: 10/31/2006 19:21:58 - Revision: 1.1

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