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This area is for playing tips and guides. See also User Interface for many useful tips.

Coming back to EQ after a long absence?
This FAQ from the Magician's Tower should help!

This video will tell you what was added to the game in each expansion.

Almar's Guides

Rasper's Realm / Rasper's Repository

AC, Avoidance and Defensive Skills explained (superseded by Armor Class)

How to bypass the LaunchPad
NOTE: This should only be used when there is an issue with the game where you cannot use the LaunchPad to play. You should go back to using the LaunchPad as soon as you can.

Game Update FAQ

EQ Game Update notes 2001–December 8, 2022

EverQuest Team: Addressing Latency (lag)


1 game day = 72 real minutes

1 game hour = 3 real minutes

The maximum number of letters in a character's (first) name is 15.

How to Recover Your Account

Improving your computer EQ experience[edit | edit source]

How to get your computer to run EQ better and get better frame rates.

However, EQ's engine is mostly single threaded (so doesn't take advantage of multiple cores) and is very CPU bound in cases where there are lots of players on screen, so unfortunately your GPU is mostly sitting there idle.

— Steven S. Klug, EverQuest Lead Programmer

There is really no benefit to running with these [Vertex and Pixel Shaders] off on any video card made in the last 3 or 4 years.

Steven S. Klug, EverQuest Lead Programmer, May 26, 2011

Food and drink consumption[edit | edit source]

Note that various factors adjust these rates. AAs may be purchased to lower consumption. Several races may consume more than the standard rate. If you are on a mount, your mount will also consume them, greatly increasing your consumption. The AAs which lower consumption seem to also lower your mount's consumption.


  • Snack = consumed 1 per 15 minutes
  • Meal = consumed 1 per 30 minutes
  • Hearty meal = consumed 1 per 1 hour
  • Banquet = consumed 1 per 2 hours


  • Whistle Wetter = consumed 1 per 15 minutes
  • Drink = consumed 1 per 30 minutes
  • Flowing Drink = consumed 1 per 1 hour
  • Refreshing Drink = consumed 1 per 2 hours

Character statistics[edit | edit source]

  • Strength (STR): Determines how much you can carry, influences maximum and average damage, influences how quickly you learn many offensive skills
  • Stamina (STA): Affects how many hit points you have, how long you can hold your breath.
  • Agility (AGI): Affects how quickly you can learn some defensive skills, as well as how difficult it is to hit you.
  • Dexterity (DEX): How quickly you learn weapon skills, how often weapon will proc, how quickly you learn rogue skills, how hard you hit with bows.
  • Wisdom (WIS): Affects the amount of mana possessed by the priest classes, rangers, and paladins, also affects how quickly you can learn many skills if your wisdom is higher than your INT.
  • Intelligence (INT): Directly affects how quickly you can learn most skills, affects the amount of mana for bards and all pure casters, as well as shadow knights.
  • Charisma (CHA): Affects the amount you will be paid for goods by NPC merchants, and how much they will pay you, affects the saving throw on certain bard and enchanter spells (charms in particular).
Filatal said: "Charisma affects resists against Mez, Lull, Charm. Outside of a dev coming in and saying they have changed things, this is a fact and can not be assailed. Now, the cap is so low and so easily passed that in today's game it is relatively pointless to gear for Charisma. Lowering magic resists will still give you better bang for your buck on these spells."

This is an extremely accurate statement for the high level game.

Piestro, Daybreak Community Relations

CHA currently affects:
  • how much merchants will charge you
  • bard fizzle chance
  • Chance of an NPC aggro'ing you when you cast pacify
  • Chance for SPA 63 to successfully blur your target
  • Chance for DI spells to heal for their full amount
  • Chance for SPA 22, 31, 34, 63 to be resisted, you hit this cap at 200 CHA
    • Note SPA 3, 20, 22, 99 have a minimum 5% chance of breaking every tick regardless of how much CHA you have. (only 22 gets a CHA bonus)

Edit: If you have 342 or greater CHA you have capped your bonus chance to all of the above.

niente, EQ Developer, June 29, 2018

The HP you get from 1 point of STA depends on your class and level.

If you have over 255 STA you get 50% of the value (i.e. consider 256 STA to be 255.5 STA, or 300 STA to be 277.5 STA).

A level 1 WAR gets 8.3% of their STA as HP.

A level 1 MNK gets 7.1% of their STA as HP.

A level 1 WIZ gets 6.7% of their STA as HP.

A level 50 WAR gets 500% of their STA as HP.

A level 50 MNK gets 425% of their STA as HP.

A level 50 WIZ gets 400% of their STA as HP.

At max level these percentages basically double. Ranking between classes varies by level.

After that we add % HP buffs, + HP buffs.

Then we get a HSTA bonus (HSTA * 10).

niente, EQ Developer, March 14, 2019

Heroic statistics[edit | edit source]

Note: Numbers are based on various sources that may be incorrect.

  • Heroic Strength: Increases endurance pool, endurance regen, and the maximum amount of endurance regen a character can have. Also increases damage done by melee attacks and improves the bonus granted to armor class while using a shield.
    • 10 Heroic STR increases melee damage by 1 point.
  • Heroic Stamina: Increases hit point pool, hit point regen, and the maximum amount of hit point regen a character can have. Also increases endurance pool, endurance regen, and the maximum amount of endurance regen a character can have. Estimates vary about how many hit points you gain per point of heroic stamina, and it varies by class but a guess is about 15 to 19 HP per heroic stamina point.
  • Heroic Agility: Increases endurance pool, endurance regen, and the maximum amount of endurance regen a character can have. Also increases the chance to dodge an attack, grants a bonus to defense skill, and reduces falling damage.
    • Every 25 = +0.1% chance to dodge.
  • Heroic Dexterity: Increases endurance pool, endurance regen, and the maximum amount of endurance regen a character can have. Also increases damage done by ranged attacks, improves chance to successfully assassinate or headshot, and improves the chance to riposte, block, and parry incoming attacks. Heroic Dexterity is also reported to increase your chance to get a critical melee attack.
    • Every 25 = +0.1% chance to riposte.
  • Heroic Wisdom: Increases mana pool, mana regen, and the maximum amount of mana regen a wis-based caster can have.
    • Every 4 points equals +82 mana. Every 25 heroic WIS equals +1 point of mana regeneration.
  • Heroic Intelligence: Increases mana pool, mana regen, and the maximum amount of mana regen an int-based caster can have.
    • Every 4 points equals +82 mana. Every 25 heroic INT equals +1 point of mana regeneration.
  • Heroic Charisma: Improves reaction rolls with some NPCs and increases the amount of faction you gain or lose when faction is adjusted. See Faction > Heroic Charisma.

All heroic stats now have diminishing returns for values over 4000.

Game Update Notes: June 16, 2021

Units of measurement[edit | edit source]

EQ uses units to measure things like spell range. While they are given as something like 150', they have no official name.

However, some information was given out in this thread:

We say feet around here. Is that accurate? I dunno.

— Elidroth Renato (Doug Cronkhite), EQ Game Designer

Humans are 6 EQ units tall, so it's pretty darn close to feet.

— Prathun, EQ Developer

Resists[edit | edit source]

The following AAs give you the following chances to resist mob spells:

Mystical shielding is 5%, Fervor of the Dark Reign / Sanctity of the Keepers is 2%.

— Prathun, EQ Developer

Combat Agility / Combat Stability[edit | edit source]

From this post by EQ Dev Nodyin.

The figures are the ones entered into the formula for Real AC and Miss evasion.

Let's take ACLimitMod 50

This doesn't mean increasing your mitigation by 50%. It means your softcap multiplier is now 1.50 (mitigation defensives raise the max capacity of the softcap from gear AC).

Combat Agility Values[edit | edit source]


  • Rank 1 - Evasion 2
  • Rank 2 - Evasion 5
  • Rank 3 - Evasion 10
  • Rank 4 - Evasion 13
  • Rank 5 - Evasion 16
  • Rank 6 - Evasion 19
  • Rank 7 - Evasion 22
  • Rank 8 - Evasion 25
  • Rank 9 - Evasion 26
  • Rank 10 - Evasion 27
  • Rank 11 - Evasion 28
  • Rank 12 - Evasion 30
  • Rank 13 - Evasion 32
  • Rank 14 - Evasion 33
  • Rank 15 - Evasion 34
  • Rank 16 - Evasion 35
  • Rank 17 - Evasion 37
  • Rank 18 - Evasion 39
  • Rank 19 to Rank 33 - Increase by 1 each rank (Evasion 40 to Evasion 54)
  • Rank 34 to Rank 54 - Estimated to increase by 1 each rank (Evasion 55 to Evasion 75)

Combat Stability Values[edit | edit source]


  • Rank 1 - ACLimitMod 2
  • Rank 2 - ACLimitMod 5
  • Rank 3 - ACLimitMod 10
  • Rank 4 - ACLimitMod 13
  • Rank 5 - ACLimitMod 16
  • Rank 6 - ACLimitMod 19
  • Rank 7 - ACLimitMod 22
  • Rank 8 - ACLimitMod 25
  • Rank 9 - ACLimitMod 27
  • Rank 10 - ACLimitMod 29
  • Rank 11 - ACLimitMod 31
  • Rank 12 - ACLimitMod 33
  • Rank 13 - ACLimitMod 35
  • Rank 14 - ACLimitMod 37
  • Rank 15 - ACLimitMod 39
  • Rank 16 - ACLimitMod 41
  • Rank 17 - ACLimitMod 43
  • Rank 18 - ACLimitMod 45
  • Rank 19 to Rank 33 - Increase by 1 each rank (ACLimitMod 46 to ACLimitMod 60)
  • Rank 34 to Rank 53 - Estimated to increase by 1 each rank (ACLimitMod 60 to ACLimitMod 80)

Keyboard issues[edit | edit source]

If certain keys don't work in EQ but work fine elsewhere; tildes, apostrophes, quotations, etc., these threads on the EQ forum offer suggestions on how to fix it.

Network issues[edit | edit source]

After a recent network upgrade many people were reporting problems going link dead while zoning and other difficulties. Opening a Windows Command Prompt, entering "ipconfig /flushdns" (without the quotes) and hitting enter, fixed the problem.

Custom map and UI issues[edit | edit source]

Armor of Wisdom[edit | edit source]

From this post by Nodyin, EQ Designer (12-11-2008):

Ok hopefully this works. Here are the raw numbers. Each class *should* work out to 50 AC after running through the Softcap division, which varies by class, so the data varies by class:

  • Warrior
    • Armor of Wisdom 1 AC 29
    • Armor of Wisdom 2 AC 58
    • Armor of Wisdom 3 AC 87
    • Armor of Wisdom 4 AC 116
    • Armor of Wisdom 5 AC 145
  • Cleric, Ranger, Monk, Bard
    • Armor of Wisdom 1 AC 33
    • Armor of Wisdom 2 AC 66
    • Armor of Wisdom 3 AC 99
    • Armor of Wisdom 4 AC 132
    • Armor of Wisdom 5 AC 165
  • Paladin, Shadow Knight
    • Armor of Wisdom 1 AC 31
    • Armor of Wisdom 2 AC 62
    • Armor of Wisdom 3 AC 93
    • Armor of Wisdom 4 AC 124
    • Armor of Wisdom 5 AC 155
  • Druid, Necromancer, Wizard, Enchanter, Mage
    • Armor of Wisdom 1 AC 50
    • Armor of Wisdom 2 AC 100
    • Armor of Wisdom 3 AC 150
    • Armor of Wisdom 4 AC 200
    • Armor of Wisdom 5 AC 250
  • Rogue, Shaman, Beastlord, Berserker
    • Armor of Wisdom 1 AC 40
    • Armor of Wisdom 2 AC 80
    • Armor of Wisdom 3 AC 120
    • Armor of Wisdom 4 AC 160
    • Armor of Wisdom 5 AC 200

Robe illusion trick[edit | edit source]

Like the look of wearing a robe but your current chest item doesn't have it? Try this trick (you need a chest item with a robe look):

1. Put your robe on.

2. Cast illusion (no armor graphic). (Amulet of Necropotence or similar)

3. Put non-robe chest item on.

4. Click off illusion.

Robe graphic should now remain on until you zone.

The following chest items are reported to have a robe look:

The following robes may be worn by monks:

All classes may wear robes sold by Master Hunter Jilare (Quests) in Shard's Landing.

Parcel delivery system[edit | edit source]

The parcel delivery system was added with the Veil of Alaris expansion. Items and money can be sent to other players (or yourself) from certain merchants.

  • When you have a new parcel, an icon will appear in your player window.
  • Players can have a maximum of 50 items in their mailbox. When you go over the limit, your mailbox icon turns red and you are given a warning message that you must reduce the number of items in your mailbox before you log off or else you will lose deliveries.
  • Items are delivered to their target player whether that player is online or offline.
  • Stacks of items may be sent and count as one item in the mailbox, but they may only be retrieved as one stack (you can't split stacks from the mailbox).

Parcel Merchants:

  • Ak'Anon: Zenrel Ottonoggin
  • Bazaar: Sylisa Cogsworthy, Gaelsori Heriseron, Ward Federman, Ward Gebson, Ward Laeso, Ward Lillie, Ward Prister, Ward Pungill, Ward Taler, Ward Toft
  • Butcherblock: Karoline
  • Cabilis East: Klok Faziz
  • Commonlands: Nablea
  • Crescent Reach: Merchant Rehema, Sentry Sudi
  • Everfrost: Joff
  • Freeport East: Lindie Rains
  • Grobb: Grallvek
  • Guild Hall: Yenny Werlikanin (General Supplies)
  • Kaladim North: Guard Kanuf
  • Karana North: Leitia
  • Neriak - Commons: Lynsalai T`Nyal
  • Oggok: Klob Pulp, Garu Nokel
  • Paineel: Henly Nictropus
  • Plane of Knowledge: Caden Zharik, Frans Henkal
  • Rivervale: Deputy Fozon, Deputy Heepo
  • Ro North: Wollems
  • Ro South: Lei
  • Surefall Glade: Grathin Nilm
  • Player housing zones: Postmaster Aric Songfairer
  • Player housing locations: Hyredel Swiftstride - quested from Lyric Loresinger in Sunrise Hills; also requires a task from Postmaster Aric Songfairer. Can be placed in personal houses.

One (or more) can also be placed inside player housing zone (Neighborhood) Guild Halls.

All Noble Exchange merchants can now be used to send or receive parcels. These merchants are available in every starting city, the Plane of Knowledge, the Bazaar, and other zones throughout Norrath.

Game Update Notes: June 17, 2015

Ammo slot[edit | edit source]

Stats aren't affected from the ammo slot, but skill modifiers work. This is how trophies have worked for a very long time (yes, they fit in other slots, but they work in the ammo slot also).

Levels in group experience and missions[edit | edit source]

For reference, the criteria for experience level range is as follows: Characters within 5 levels of the highest level character in the group will always gain experience. Otherwise, characters must be at least 2/3rd of the level of the highest level character in the group to gain experience. The maximum spread is 30. (So, for example, a level 67 would not gain experience with a level 100, even though she is 2/3rds of his level, because the maximum spread is enforced at 30.)

Prathun, EQ Developer

There was also an independent 15 level range cap on most group missions (10 levels on LDoNs). With the release of Hate Rising this was changed so that any group that can share experience should be able to enter the same task in most cases.

Experience modifiers[edit | edit source]

Lesson, potions, and XP caps[edit | edit source]

The following is not confirmed but is believed to be correct.

For a kill - say you get 100 XP:

  • If you're using Lesson of the Devoted then it's 100 XP + 100 (Lesson XP) = 200 XP
  • If it's a double XP weekend then it's 100 XP + 100 (Double XP) = 200 XP
  • If it's a double XP weekend + Lesson then it's 100 XP + 100 (Double XP) + 100 (Lesson XP) = 300 XP

There is, however, a cap of 12.5% max (8 kills per level) experience in level you can get per kill, or no more than 5 AAs.

Group members[edit | edit source]

For each character (not mercenary) you add to a group, there is bonus experience granted.

  • 1 characters - 1x
  • 2 characters - 1.58x
  • 3 characters - 1.92x
  • 4 characters - 2.22x
  • 5 characters - 2.5x
  • 6 characters - 2.56x

Level 101+ Pre-CotF XP nerf[edit | edit source]

Once you hit level 101, content released prior to Call of the Forsaken will grant less experience. This includes tasks, rewards, and farming NPCs.

Sense Heading: Grinding XP in The Darkened Sea

Single source cap[edit | edit source]

In the December [2023] update, a 200% cap was put on experience earned from a single source. So if you are 10% into level 100, the maximum amount you can go from a single "You gained experience!" message would be 10% into level 102.

This is similar to the 10% cap on NPC kills in that some bonuses will allow going beyond this cap.

Meeko, EQ Developer, March 4, 2024

The cap for normal experience applies before most other mods, so if there is one that is a reduction instead of bonus, it can cause the gain to be less than the cap.

Additionally, the experience chat message that gives a percentage amount will show less than what you actually earned if the amount caused you to gain a level. You'd need to look at your experience bar to know for sure how much you earned.

I've shared previously how mercenary experience works and nothing has changed with that recently.

Meeko, EQ Developer, March 4, 2024

Trivial Loot Code[edit | edit source]

The below code is no longer correct:

Briefly, the Trivial Loot Code works like this: If a character kills an NPC and that NPC does not give them experience, then the Trivial Loot Code takes effect. If any member of a group does not get experience for a kill, the Trivial Loot Code will take effect. The Trivial Loot Code prevents magical, lore and no-drop items from appearing on the corpse. Normal items and coins will appear on the corpse in all cases as usual.

Knowledge Base - EQ Trivial loot code

The above Knowledge Base entry is no longer correct. The Trivial Loot Code was changed to requiring the mob to be dark blue or higher.

Saving / Moving EQ[edit | edit source]

Note that charactername and servername in the file names below need to be changed to match the character name(s) and server name(s) which you wish to save/move. Note that by default Windows hides the file extension (the .ini part) of file names.

  • The file eqclient.ini stores your keybinds, character model and mount display options, etc. Settings which are account wide and set through the Daybreak LaunchPad options or in-game Options Window.
  • The file UI_charactername_servername_classname.ini stores your UI settings such as the location of windows, window transparencies and fade delay settings, chat channels, autojoin channels, logins and passwords.
  • The file charactername_servername_classname.ini stores your actions window /doabilities, blocked buffs, blocked pet buffs, disciplines, hotbar settings, socials, and /memspellsets.
  • The file AT_default_charactername_servername.ini in the folder userdata stores your audio triggers.
  • The folder AudioTriggers / shared stores the actual .wav files for any audio triggers you may have as defined in AT_default_character_server.ini.
  • The folder uifiles / UI Name is any custom UIs you may have as defined in UI_charactername_servername.ini.
  • The folder userdata contains various files that you should save and copy.

Auto attack[edit | edit source]

Characters level 10 and under will turn attack off automatically upon targeting a red con mob unless the auto attack is turned back on after it was turned off.

Double invisibility[edit | edit source]

It is possible to have both invisibility and invisibility to undead (IVU) on your character at the same time. To do so you need to have regular invisibility on you first and then have IVU cast on you.

Settings not being saved[edit | edit source]

If a setting does not stay changed after you leave EQ and come back, a usual suspect is that some files in your EverQuest folder got marked "Read-only" somehow.

Try going to your EverQuest folder while not running EQ and not running LaunchPad, right click on the folder, choose Properties. Then, in Properties, find Attributes: at the bottom of the window. Click the "Read-only (only applies to files in folder)" until the box is empty. Click the Apply button.

A window will open to Confirm Attribute Changes. Make sure "Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files" is chosen. Then click OK. It will apply the attributes. When done, that window will close. Then click OK on the EverQuest Properties box.

Now run EQ and make your changes. Quit EQ, come back, and see if your changes are now saved.

Dodge[edit | edit source]

Here's how your chance to dodge is calculated:

Step1 = HeroicStrikethrough(NPC)
Step2 = HeroicAgility / 25
Step3 = MIN( Step1, Step2 )
Step4 = DodgeSkill + 100
Step5 = Step4 + ( DodgeSkill * DodgeSPA ) / 100
Step6 = Step5 / 45
DodgeChance = Step6 + ( Step2 - Step3 )

Roll a random number between 1 and 100, if it's <= than DodgeChance, we successfully dodge.

DodgeSPA is the sum of SPA 174 (dodge) for AA, items, and spells (buffs).

If you have the following:

  • AA: Item: Myrmidon's Skill XII (21)
  • Item Focus: Improved Dodge VII (70)
  • Spell: Illusion Benefit Neza (10)
DodgeSPA = 21 + 10 + 70 = 101

You get only the maximum value between all your AAs + the highest item focus + the highest dodge % buff (they don't stack).

If we assume these values (as an example):

HeroicAgility = 1009
DodgeSkill = 520
HeroicStrikethrough(NPC) = 0

My total dodge chance is:

Step1 = 0
Step2 = 1009 / 25 = 40
Step3 = MIN( 0, 40 ) = 0
Step4 = 520 + 100 = 620
Step5 = 620 + ( 520 * 101 ) / 100 = 1145
Step6 = 1145 / 45 = 25
DodgeChance = 25 + ( 40 - 0 ) = 65

What if you fought something with more heroic strikethrough?

HeroicStrikethrough(NPC) = 20

Step1 = 20
Step2 = 1009 / 25 = 40
Step3 = MIN( 20, 40 ) = 20
Step4 = 520 + 100 = 620
Step5 = 620 + ( 520 * 101 ) / 100 = 1145
Step6 = 1145 / 45 = 25
DodgeChance = 25 + ( 40 - 20 ) = 45

What if you fought something with even more heroic strikethrough?

Step1 = 50
Step2 = 1009 / 25 = 40
Step3 = MIN( 50, 40 ) = 40
Step4 = 520 + 100 = 620
Step5 = 620 + ( 520 * 101 ) / 100 = 1145
Step6 = 1145 / 45 = 25
DodgeChance = 25 + ( 40 - 40 ) = 25

If an NPC's Heroic Strikethrough is higher than your character's Heroic Agility bonus, you are disqualified from the "bonus" you would have gotten at the end.

Universal Chat Service connection fix[edit | edit source]

From this Daybreak forum thread:

On your Router or firewall change the UDP Connection Inactivity Timeout value to 60 seconds.

(On outbound UDP connections)

Common issue with your using sonicwall or firebox.

Falling damage[edit | edit source]

...[to reduce falling damage] look down as you fall. It's an old issue with falling and lag from rendering objects causing you to take max fall damage and it can be bypassed by simply looking at the ground to reduce the number of objects you have to render as you're falling.

Syylike_EMarr, Daybreak forum post

Hit/Miss and Accuracy[edit | edit source]

Accuracy debuffs are part of the hit/miss calculation, which is first.

riposte > heroic strikethrough (dex)
block > heroic strikethrough (dex)
parry > heroic strikethrough (dex)
dodge > heroic strikethrough (agi)
shield block
staff block
regular strikethrough

niente, EQ Developer, February 14, 2020

Ferocity[edit | edit source]

From this post on the EQ forum by niente, EQ Developer, February 8, 2022.

If you have an item with Ferocity (SPA 177 - Double Attack Chance), but do not have either the Double Attack skill or SPA 225 (Burst of Power - Grant Double Attack), Double Attack won't work.

If you have Burst of Power, you can get a bonus from Ferocity as well. Interestingly, the chance to double attack is slightly different if you do not have the skill.

Chance to Double Attack:

  • If you do not have the Double Attack skill or SPA 225 (Burst of Power), exit
  • If you have the Double Attack skill, Chance = Skill + Level (PC Level). Otherwise, Chance is 0.
  • Bonus = 500 * SPA 225 / 100
  • Chance += Bonus
  • If you have SPA 177 (Ferocity),
  • Chance += Chance * SPA 177 / 100
  • Roll 1-500. If you roll below your chance, it's a successful Double Attack.

Written more simply: *Only include Skill + Level if Skill > 0

DoubleAttackChance = (Skill + Level)* + 500 * SPA 225 / 100
DoubleAttackChance += DoubleAttackChance * SPA 177 / 100
DoubleAttackChance /= 500

For a level 70 Bard in DoN with Ferocity V and Burst of Power 5:

Skill = 0

Level = 70

SPA 225 = 15

SPA 177 = 15

Chance = 17.2%

For a level 120 Bard in ToL with Ferocity XIII (or higher) and Burst of Power 62 (from TDS, or higher):

Skill = 250

Level = 120

SPA 225 = 45

SPA 177 = 21

Chance = 143.8%

Mouse issues[edit | edit source]

I haven't looked into this problem specifically, but I have a recommendation based on how the game accesses the mouse.

Use the Windows keys to force the game to reacquire and initialize the input devices (e.g. the mouse). The game will do this to differing degrees (of device resetting) in response to the following window changes. If one suggested key sequence doesn't resolve it, try another.

Switch Window > Switch Window (back)


Restore > Minimize > Restore


Maximize > Restore > Maximize


Windowed > Fullscreen > Windowed


Cairbrae, EQ Developer, May 22, 2024