Dual Screen (Macbook Air/Quicktime)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by James Godfrey, May 24, 2013.

  1. James Godfrey macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2011
    Hi all,

    Basically I am trying to achieve something but it is proving very difficult.

    I want to play video files through a projector, from my macbook, I have set up the projector etc... and got it all ramped up, got a movie file (playing through quicktime), have moved it over to the projector screen, but when I make quicktime full screen my macbooks screen goes black... how do I stop this?

    Also, could you tell me if I can get the controls for the quicktime player on my mac screen as i cant seem to move them off the projector screen?


  2. WSR macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    Mountain Lion's Full-Screen mode strikes again. (I'm assuming you're using ML, since Quicktime doesn't do this in Snow Leopard.)

    Basically you have to use a different video player. One that doesn't use ML's native Full-Screen mode but instead goes Full-Screen in the current desktop. This way the desktop is still visible on the monitor.

    Sorry, I don't know which ones do this in ML, since I'm sticking with SL for now.

    Hopefully someone else will suggest one.

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