Forcing full screen app to run in window?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Whits, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Whits macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2007
    Is there a way to force full screen apps to run in a window?

    (when the apps' settings don't have a "run in window" option)
  2. RoninXI macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2006
    Vermilion, Ohio
    I don't think you can, not globally any way. If the app is anything like many DirectX games they go full screen because it needs full use of the DX/OpenGL. That said an app could likely be made to hook into the game as it is about to start and keep it in a window. That is how it has to be done on Windows, I am sure it is much the same because of the video requirements of some OSX apps.

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