Setting a QuickTime to full screen in AppleScript?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by hotwire132002, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2004
    Cadillac, MI

    I'm working on an script (using AppleScript) and I need to run a movie full screen on my second monitor. Two quick questions--

    1) What command will run the movie full screen (as in Apple-F, so there's no window border showing)? I have QuickTime Pro, but I'm not sure what command to use. My code right now is
    set scale of movie "Test.MOV" to screen
    But that just "maximizes" the window. I need to run the movie borderless.

    Second Question--is there a command to move the window to the second monitor? Right now, I'm using
    set position of window "Test.MOV" to {1400, 100}
    to move it to the second monitor. Is there a better way to do this?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    If you open the QuickTime Player dictionary in Script Editor you will see a command (in the QuickTime Player Suite):

    enter full screen: Enter full screen video mode
    enter full screen reference -- display
    [bounds point] -- the desired target dimensions of the display (height, width)
    [background color rgb color] -- the background color, e.g. {0, 65535, 0}, the rgb value for green

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