HOW TO

How can I interact with the control panel while using a full screen application on a Mac?

Issue

Objective

Access control panel while in full screen with another application such as PowerPoint or Keynote.

Environment

  • GoToMeeting
  • GoToWebinar
  • GoToTraining
  • Mac OSX

Procedure

Clicking on or CMD+Tabbing to any other while a full screen application is running will cause OS X to have that application exit full screen mode. This means that PowerPoint and Keynote both will exit the slide show mode. At this time there is not any workaround to prevent this from happening.

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