Change Fullscreen Hotkey on OSX

Bug #615628 reported by Konrad Windszus on 2010-08-10
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Bug Description

I would strongly suggest to change the default hotkey for fullscreen to something different than F11, since that key is by default already bound to Expose in Mac OS X. All F-Keys from F7 to F12 are actually bound by default, so I recommend using another Hotkey. What about Shift+Cmd/Ctrl+F like in Firefox?

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RJ Skerry-Ryan (rryan) wrote :

Hi Konrad,

Thanks for the suggestion. F11 is the 'standard' key in both GNOME and Windows environments, so that was the reasoning behind the switch. If this is not the case in OSX, then it makes sense that we should consider changing it to be the community standard for OSX.

We could just special case per OS for what the hotkey is.


Changed in mixxx:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
jus (jus) wrote :

Good point.

Actually F11 key is assigned differently on OSX depending on OS version / Hardware. I.e on macbook pro OSX 10.6 "F11" is "Lower volume".
There is no standard key for "Fullscreen" see

I would go go for the simplest shortcut "CMD+F". Although this shortcut is assigned with inline searching for text finder/editors/browsers, it is quasi standard for fullscreen too. As seen on Apple Quicktime / DVD Player, VLC, Mixvibes Cross.
Also we already have "CMD+Y" for vinyl control, "CMD+O" for load song etc....

Even though" Shift+Cmd+F" would be a good alternative.

summary: - Change Fullscren Hotkey
+ Change Fullscreen Hotkey
summary: - Change Fullscreen Hotkey
+ Change Fullscreen Hotkey on OSX
jus (jus) wrote :

Patch changes the fullscreen hotkey to "CMD+F" for OSX.
Tested and working with lp:mixxx/1.8

RJ Skerry-Ryan (rryan) wrote :

Thanks Jus, applied to lp:mixxx and lp:mixxx/1.8

Changed in mixxx:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → jus (jus)
RJ Skerry-Ryan (rryan) on 2010-12-13
Changed in mixxx:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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