DVD player controller stuck off screen

Discussion in 'macOS' started by secretpact, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. secretpact macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2007
    Does anyone know how to reset the position of the DVD Player app's controller? It's stuck off screen and I can't get to it. Thank you!!
  2. Genetheninja macrumors member


    Jul 21, 2010
    Same problem

    I am having the same problem! The controls are stuck off screen. The only part of the controller visible is the edge of the drawer and I can't grab it.
    Help please! If anyone knows how to fix this please let me know!
  3. tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Is there anyway you can hook an external monitor up?
  4. lkirkup macrumors newbie


    Mar 5, 2010
    Make sure you have the DVD player running and visible.
    Goto System Preferences > Displays and reduce the screen resolution.
    Then when asked, click on Revert.

    Now when you go back to the DVD player the controller should have moved back onto the screen.
  5. Genetheninja macrumors member


    Jul 21, 2010

    Wow! Thanks, that worked! Much appreciated!:)

    I actually have an external monitor hooked up. That would have also worked to change the orientation of the other monitor. I'm not sure why I didn't think of that!
    Thanks again!
  6. Hjiorst macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2011
    Uberalles, California
    Better Solution

    Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but I had this problem recently and the solution offered did not help. Actually, my controller was not too far off-screen, it was just gone. I went through all the above motions in the menu bar, and tried the screen re-sizing trick to no avail.

    This solution worked, and will reportedly work with any problem of a controller in any app that has disappeared or moved off-screen:

    Turn off your DVD player. Go to the Users folder --> Library --> Preferences folder and find the file named "com.apple.DVDPlayer.plist" and trash it. Re-start your DVD player and the controller should re-appear.

    I am posting this because I found three other forum threads on this topic on the web and none of them had the solution. This was found by looking for a solution to any controller no longer showing on the Mac.

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