Every time I press F11 to make Minecraft fullscreen in Ubuntu 10.10, the GNOME panels are ALWAYS annoying me up and down. How to get rid of them? Just clicking again on Minecraft doesn't help :(

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Have you tried disabling "desktop effects"? This usually works for me if I have panels showing over fullscreen applications.

This is under:

System > Preferences > Appearance > Visual Effects > None

  • I don't want to get off these awesome effects. Waiting for better solutions. However, thank you.
    – Riki137
    Apr 23, 2011 at 9:33

A simpler solution than turning off desktop effects is to turn on "Autohide" in the panel's properties. You can reach this by right-clicking the panel.

It's not a perfect solution, but you get the full screen.


Try this: Don't use F11 to go fullscreen, but instead go into Minecraft settings/video and click the 'fullscreen' toggle button. This eliminated the desktop window decorations and other fluff that was bugging me.

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