Getting blocked by menu bar when trying to drag windows to external display above Mac

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by willryan42, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. willryan42 macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2009
    I have an external monitor plugged in to my MacBook. It's positioned above my mac, so I arrange the screens accordingly in the display preferences pane. However, I can't drag any windows from my macbook's display to the external as they get "blocked" by the menu bar.

    If I move the menu bar from the macbook display to the external display (is this a new feature in mountain lion?), everything works as it should, but I don't want to have the menu bar and dock on the external screen.

    Is there anyway around this? For now I've just changed the arrangement in preferences as if they were side by side, but this isn't ideal... I had this same setup on Lion and didn't have this issue. Not sure if it's a bug or just a side effect of the movable menu bar feature.
  2. Aksta macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    Surrey, UK
    You have to drag it even further and eventually it will get onto the other display past the menu bar
  3. willryan42 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2009
    Wow that's weird, but thanks! My mouse pointer ends up being 3/4 the way to the top on the second monitor before the windows jumps. Pretty unnatural, but it works, thanks again!
  4. codywohlers macrumors newbie


    Oct 6, 2012
    Alberta Canada
  5. Danath macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
  6. gjyalpha macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2012
  7. luciferuk macrumors member


    Jun 23, 2010
    Manchester, England
    Save me changing my whole desktop around

    Great news, really appreciate it. Makes sense when you think about it I guess.

    Well done Aksta!
  8. rraallvv macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2013
    Hi guys,

    Same problem here, only that some kind of windows easily can actually pass over the menu bar, for instance TextWrangler v3.5.3, wondering whether there is a way to tell the OS that treat all windows like TextWrangler.


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