I want Kodi to play music (YouTube) in the background, without it displaying anything on the screen - freeing up the machine to display pictures, etc.
Per this minimizing isn't possible - but is there some command/API to completely turn off the display?
P.S. It's running on a Raspberry Pi 2.

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Pressing the \ on the keyboard should bring standard window borders and buttons. Then you can minimize the window.

Im pretty sure it should work, but I can't confirm it on Raspbian at the current time. Try it!

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