I must have hit some keystrokes which got me stuck in full screen mode and there are no resize icons when you hover mouse at top of screen even though the task bar shows up. How do I get out of full screen without restarting iTerm?

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    It really is truly annoying as there's no UI elements to bring your out of full screen. Good question!
    – dustbuster
    Commented Jan 13, 2023 at 20:15
  • Ya know. I take back that comment, I actually use the Command enter all day long now.
    – dustbuster
    Commented May 9, 2023 at 18:20
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    Related, there's no menu option to disable CMD+ENTER, but you can add a new key binding to ignore it: superuser.com/questions/600573/disable-cmdenter-on-iterm-2
    – Carl Walsh
    Commented Aug 11, 2023 at 18:44

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This was probably how I got stuck there in the first place. You can toggle full screen mode with the ⌘ Command⏎ Enter keyboard shortcut.

  • @Allan thanks for the edit, how do I add those doodads? Commented Feb 14, 2019 at 18:03
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    There's a limited subset of HTML tags allowed on StackExchange In this case, you can encode your key within the <kbd></kbd> tag. As for the "places mark" (the clover) and the Enter key symbol, press Control-Command-Space to bring up the "characters selector", search for them and insert as needed. I suggest adding the ones you use most to your favorites.
    – Allan
    Commented Feb 14, 2019 at 18:09
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    alternatively, set the whole string as a replacement in keyboard/text. I use simply ksomething, so kcmd generates <kbd> Cmd ⌘ </kbd> etc
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Feb 15, 2019 at 7:48
  • Sweet nectar! For some reason the little green button is not showing up
    – dustbuster
    Commented Dec 16, 2022 at 20:07
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    Ya know. When you full screen and app on MacOs it gives you a red (close) yellow (minimize) and green (fullscreen toggle) buttons on the top left corner, those don’t seem to show up any more for iterm after it’s been fullscreened
    – dustbuster
    Commented Dec 17, 2022 at 22:18

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