Fullscreen on 2nd Display

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  1. viets7ylez macrumors newbie

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    I have my macbook pro hooked up to a an external and I am wondering whether or not I can fullscreen a movie on the external and leave the macbook screen active so I can continue to do work.

    As of right now, if I fullscreen the movie, the display on the macbook goes dark.

    TIA
     
  2. 4np macrumors 6502a

    4np

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    You can select it in VLC's preferences or menu bar (Fullscreen Video Device). Mine is greyed out and shows only 1 screen as I don't have an external display hooked up at the moment, but as soon as you do you will see a second video device.
     

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  3. viets7ylez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick response, changing that to the external and unchecking "black out screen" worked!
     
  4. 4np macrumors 6502a

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  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    question: does VLC still play in fullscreen mode when its not the selected app? i know that QT will not stay in full screen... that annoys me.
     

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