Full screen app with 2 display

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by cheungtw1969, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. cheungtw1969 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012
    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.
  2. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2008
  3. Icy1007 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    I don't think so, but if someone finds out, I'd like to know as well.
  4. CFoss macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    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.
  5. cheungtw1969 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012
    You sure?
    It does not work for me.
    VLC is my default video player.
  6. gabriele1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2012
    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
  7. WSR macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    THis is one of the big reasons I'm sticking with Snow Leopard.
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    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.
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    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

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