EAP / Full Screen Mode

When I go to full-screen mode (Ctrl-Alt-F11), the screen goes black, and the system freezes up.

To recover I have to power-cycle my system.

Platform: Ubuntu 10.04
EAP 95.361

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Hi Andy,

When I go to full-screen mode (Ctrl-Alt-F11), the screen goes black, and the system freezes up.

To recover I have to power-cycle my system.

Have you tried to go to text console and kill RubyMine process in this case? (Ctrl+Alt+(F1-F6))

Best regards,
Oleg

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Hello andy,

When I go to full-screen mode (Ctrl-Alt-F11), the screen goes black,
and the system freezes up.

To recover I have to power-cycle my system.


Actually we've dropped the full screen mode feature from RubyMine 2.5, precisely
because of problems like this one which are very hard to troubleshoot and
fix.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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I find it a shame that this feature has been dropped from 2.5.  Perhaps a future version will have it.  I encountered the exact same "black screen of death".  Full screen mode is one of my favorite features in any program.

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This is because on linux(unix) system Ctrl+Alt+F[1-12] is assigned to switch to different tty / terminal / whatever you call it.
For example Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] are assigned to terminal 1-6. so you will see a login prompt in text mode.
if you happen to hit Ctrl+Alt+F11 and see black screen just hit  Ctrl+Alt+F7  or Ctrl+Alt+F8, that will switch you back to your graphical display.

So if this is the case, I think all you need to do is change keyboard shortcut for full screen mode. I would love to have this feature added back.

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Dmitry, did any of you get to test this with assigning different key shortcut? I think it's just like assigning Ctrl+Alt+Del for fullscreen mode and then complaining that everytime I do full screen my computer restart :)

If that's really the problem then it is really simple to fix unless there is other problem with fullscreen mode.

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Yes, of course, this is not a matter of a specific keyboard shortcut.

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Any chance that full screen view for the Linux version of RubyMine will be restored?

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Currently there are no plans for this.  Fullscreen on Linux (in general) is not very stable thing :(

Regards, Oleg.

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