Have an external monitor hooked up to MBP, and want to watch videos on it...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by marklight, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. marklight macrumors 6502

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    But everytime I go to full screen with something in QT or I start up Front Row, OSX defaults to expanding the video fullscreen on my MBP's display or it opens up Front Row on my MBP REGARDLESS if I put the dock on the external monitor (I go in to the display preferences and move the dock from my MBP to my external monitor). My external monitor is much larger and I'd like to use it as the main display. I DONT want to mirror the displays- I'd like to keep them separate if possible.
     
  2. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    If you go into preferences for Quicktime, you can set the default screen for full screen.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    With QT, drag the window to the other screen before making it full screen. You may have to change the QT preferences to do it or to have it ask.

    Same likely goes with Front Row (Don't know, as I don't have it) but you should just be able to tell it to ask.

    Also, dragging the DVD Player Window to the other screen before using Command+'0' to make it full screen will put it on that screen.

    TEG
     
  4. marklight thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you! Any idea how to get Front Row to default to a certain screen?
     

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