full Screen but not dull Screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smogsy, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. smogsy macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    i'm sure no ones asked this question so here it goes

    i currently have macbook connected to external monitor and selected it as default monitor, ive also set external as default full screen

    Question, Is there a way i can put external screen on full screen (Itunes vis,Quicktimes film, and still have use of say macbook screen to go on net etc

    atm both screens show black and over the task.
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    There's no way that I know of. When you go "full screen" the other monitor will fade to black I usually just maximize the window as much as possible (and hide the dock if necessary). It gets you pretty much the same effect.
    If anyone has the answer though I'm all ears.
  3. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Can't you drag the title bar for Quicktime to your external then Command+F?
  4. smogsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    open a movie within QuickTime Player and present the movie (shift-command-F) and untick "Show on all displays". this will let you see apps open on the MacBook screen but as soon as you start using them the movie exits full screen.

    VLC doesnt show black on the MacBook screen when you watch a movie fullscreen but as soon as your start using apps on the MacBook screen the dock and menu bar show on the external screen. i guess you could hide the dock but the menu bar will always be there until you command tab to VLC or click the movie.

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