So today I hooked up my powerbook to a VGA monitor I had lying around just to play around with it. Here's the problem though, it seems I can't play DVD's at full screen on the external monitor with Apple's DVD Player while having an application in the foreground on the laptop itself. As soon as I go to bring an application to the foreground on the laptop screen, DVD Player snaps out of fullscreen mode on the external monitor. This bugs me as I always use DVD Player for watching DVDs. Now I tried VLC (as I use it for everything other than DVDs normally), and VLC doesn't do this. VLC allows me to watch fullscreen on the external, while still interacting with the laptop screen. I know I'll probably get people saying well just use VLC then , but I for some reason I just like DVD Players controls alot better, so does anyone have any clue on why DVD Player does this or perhaps a work around?