Full screen app with 2 display

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by cheungtw1969, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Is there anyway NOT to make the other display blank when I use full screen app?

    E.g. I use my external mon. to watch a movie and I still want to use my mba display surf the web. But I can't because the mba display turns to a blank screen thanks to ML.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Use a different program (VLC works)
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think so, but if someone finds out, I'd like to know as well.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I believe one of the biggest gripes people are having with Lion & Mountain Lion is its lack of support for multiple displays, including full screen making the second monitor useless.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You sure?
    It does not work for me.
    VLC is my default video player.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    2 screen query

    I have 2 screens on my Imac - my main screen is on facebook - my second screen on dropbox - when I click on a photo to make it full screen it goes on to my main screen - how can I get it full screen on my second screen
    please keep the answer simple - I am very new to this
     
  7. WSR
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    THis is one of the big reasons I'm sticking with Snow Leopard.
     
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    Small White Car

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    Are you using Safari in full-screen mode?

    I haven't tested this, but from what I've read I think what's happened is that full-screen apps take over both screens. (But then, the apps themselves aren't yet programmed to DO anything with that 2nd screen.) If you exit full-screen mode that might give it back.

    Again, I don't have a 2nd monitor so I've never tried this. Worth a shot, though.
     
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    heisenberg123

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    this has been covered numerous times, this is just how apples made it work its not a bug and there is not much you can do untill apple changes how they view this full screen app feature should behave
     

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