Dual Monitors: Can't fullscreen one screen and work on the other

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Spitfir3x, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Spitfir3x macrumors newbie

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    I have an external monitor hooked to my Macbook Pro. The external monitor is my main display.

    Currently whenever I fullscreen something on my laptop display, the dock disappears on my external monitor. If I click on something on my external monitor, the fullscreen will go away on my laptop.

    Is there an easy fix so that I can fullscreen my laptop display and do things on my external monitor?

    Thanks!
     
  2. B... macrumors 68000

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    Have you set the display to mirror or extension?
     
  3. Spitfir3x thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's extended. It's weird. It was working fine earlier, but I unplugged everything to go to a meeting. When I hooked everything back up, it was doing this.
     
  4. Spitfir3x thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    its an osx issue, if you full screen with the traffic light button its ok, but if you fullscreen the whole app it moves the other monitor to the same desktop space
     
  6. Spitfir3x thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is happening mostly for websites where I fullscreen a video in the browser
     

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