[mythtv-users] Going fullscreen on a Ubuntu Unity desktop

Lawrence Rust lvr at softsystem.co.uk
Tue May 1 19:24:26 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-05-01 at 13:32 -0400, Mike wrote:
> Hi, I've not found the setting to fix this yet, but upgrading to
> U12.04 using Unity desktop I found mythtv fullscreen was 'sort of
> fullscreen' but the unity menu bar and top menu bar still are visible.
>  Is this intended behaviour?  Any ideas on how to get mythtv to go
> really full screen?

This is a Compiz bug that was reported here:
but the solution caused problems for some exotic multihead setups so it
was dropped, leaving all Gnome and Unity users to suffer.

There's a workaround that that be enabled from the CompizConfig control
panel which can be installed with:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager 

Then start CompizConfig control panel:

Navigate to utility/workarounds and then tick "Legacy Fullscreen


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