Full screen app with 2 display

cheungtw1969

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Jul 28, 2012
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Is there anyway NOT to make the other display blank when I use full screen app?

E.g. I use my external mon. to watch a movie and I still want to use my mba display surf the web. But I can't because the mba display turns to a blank screen thanks to ML.
 

Icy1007

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Feb 26, 2011
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Is there anyway NOT to make the other display blank when I use full screen app?

E.g. I use my external mon. to watch a movie and I still want to use my mba display surf the web. But I can't because the mba display turns to a blank screen thanks to ML.
I don't think so, but if someone finds out, I'd like to know as well.
 

CFoss

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Feb 26, 2011
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I believe one of the biggest gripes people are having with Lion & Mountain Lion is its lack of support for multiple displays, including full screen making the second monitor useless.
 

gabriele1

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Aug 8, 2012
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2 screen query

I have 2 screens on my Imac - my main screen is on facebook - my second screen on dropbox - when I click on a photo to make it full screen it goes on to my main screen - how can I get it full screen on my second screen
please keep the answer simple - I am very new to this
 

WSR

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Jun 9, 2011
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Is there anyway NOT to make the other display blank when I use full screen app?

E.g. I use my external mon. to watch a movie and I still want to use my mba display surf the web. But I can't because the mba display turns to a blank screen thanks to ML.
THis is one of the big reasons I'm sticking with Snow Leopard.
 

Small White Car

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Aug 29, 2006
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Are you using Safari in full-screen mode?

I haven't tested this, but from what I've read I think what's happened is that full-screen apps take over both screens. (But then, the apps themselves aren't yet programmed to DO anything with that 2nd screen.) If you exit full-screen mode that might give it back.

Again, I don't have a 2nd monitor so I've never tried this. Worth a shot, though.
 

heisenberg123

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Oct 31, 2010
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this has been covered numerous times, this is just how apples made it work its not a bug and there is not much you can do untill apple changes how they view this full screen app feature should behave