Full screen mode on external monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Pieter Claessen, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Pieter Claessen macrumors newbie

    Pieter Claessen

    Nov 13, 2011
    I've got a MBP and an external monitor from Samsung. I've Lion on my MBP. The monitor is my main screen, so the screen of my MBP is now a "second screen". When I have a program running in fullscreen mode, like safari or anything else, on my Samsung monitor, there is a grey background on the screen of my MBP. Can't I run a program in fullscreen on one screen and an other on the screen of my MBP at the same time? I hope someone knows the answer, because I haven't found a solution on the internet.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    This is a limitation of Lion, and an irritating one at that. I do not know why Apple implemented full screen in this way.

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