Full Screen Mode

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by dashiel, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. dashiel macrumors 6502a

    Nov 12, 2003
    Has anyone tried ML on a multi-monitor set up? Lots of UX issues to overcome, but having 24" of linen texture seems a wasted opportunity.

    Not related to multi-monitors, but Mail is very hard to read on a 27" monitor, line length is crazy. I’ve alleviated it a bit by extending the other panes.
  2. cosmicjoke macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    yup, using 2 thunderbolt displays here... same ol' **** as 10.7.... apple has really dropped the ball on this one imo...
  3. Blipp macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2011
    As much as I've enjoyed the changes they've brought with Mountain Lion the lack of fix for dual monitor support is my greatest disappointment so far. It seems like there is the potential to do a lot of cool things by integrating full-screen apps, Spaces, and multidisplay setups. I don't understand how they settled on disabling the second as their desired function. It's just baffling to me.
  4. WSR macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    The real problem is Lion's Full-screen mode. Since it creates a new Space without a desktop beneath it, only the apps that can have multiple windows in Full-Screen mode can use the 2nd monitor.

    Apple need to just abandon Lion's Full-screen and Spaces system in favor of SL's, or at least give the users the option.
  5. DeckMan macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2011
    That's because full screen is optimized for smaller displays. I guess Apple didn't mean for it to be used on big screens or with multiple monitor setups, and you're not really losing anything if you don't (with the exception of QuickTime Player).
  6. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium


    Jan 28, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    Full screen can still be implemented the old way by developers. Nothing forces them to use Lion's fullscreen API.

    Or you know, you can just keep your stuff windowed when working with 2 monitors, I frankly only find Full screen useful when working on my dinky laptop monitor, not on my 23" external.

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