dual screen issue, DVD full screen playback.


macrumors 601
Original poster
I just purchased a second monitor and among other things I'd like to be able to watch a DVD full screen on one monitor while still being able to work/browse/design on the second monitor. I can put DVD player in fullscreen mode, and still see what's on the other monitor, however once I click back into another visible app, and DVD player becomes a background app, it jumps back out of full screen mode. Granted, I can still maximize it, but there is still all the additional clutter of interface, and a bit of the desktop showing through. Any ideas for playing the DVD fullscreen?


macrumors member
Nov 7, 2004
Quito, Ecuador
Look in preferences

In the DVD Player application preferences under the catagory 'Displays' check 'Remain in full screen when DVD Player is inactive'

This will remedy your problem... enjoy...


macrumors 6502
Feb 9, 2003

I had the same problem with DVD player and have been using VLC to play DVD's in this way without any problems. VLC has a simple menu item under video in which you can set the video device, either monitor A or B and set at fullscreen.
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