DVD app dropping full screen when using other apps...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gjarold, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. gjarold macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    Triple head system (a 2009 mac pro octo w/2 of the gt120 cards).

    I put in a DVD and the dvd app starts automatically. So far so good.

    Then I drag the movie window into another, empty screen. So far so good.

    Then I make the movie window full-screen. So far so good.

    Then I move my mouse back into a DIFFERENT screen and type something into the terminal APP.

    At this point the dvd window reverts OUT of full screen. Even though I am not in that window, or interacting with that window in any way.

    This is wrong. How do I make this incorrect behavior stop happening ?

    Selecting the dvd apps "Viewer above other apps" does not change this incorrect, counter-intuitive, user-unfriendly behavior.

  2. gjarold thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    anyone ?

    I would really like to know how to watch a dvd in full screen in one window while typing in another. Obviously there is a way, I just don't know it ...
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    "Remain in full screen when DVD Player is inactive" under Full Screen in DVD Player's Preferences :).
  4. gjarold thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    Thank you very much - this is exactly what I needed.

    Interestingly, Safari does the same thing. If you pull up a youtube (or any other site) video and click the full screen icon, I can't click or switch to any other application on a different monitor ... it drops full screen.

    I went through all of the preferences and do not see any applicable item.

    This isn't an obscure use-case, by the way - anyone with multiple screens will attempt full-screen playback on one screen while working on another one. It's amazing that this behavior exists this many years into Leopard...

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