I can no longer work in full screen???!!!

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by duriantea, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. duriantea macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2015
    Hi all the experts out there,

    After I installed OS X El Capitan Version 10.11, a very irritating problem started occurring while i'm working on my iMac. Basically, whenever i'm in full screen mode using an application (Sketchup to be exact), after a while the window will suddenly and automatically slide away and minimised on its own, revealing the windows and desktop behind. This has been repeating non-stop whenever I try to work on something in a full screen mode.

    Please help me! What can I do???
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Could I guess this is a software specific problem? As I know, Safari would not go back to desktop mode while in full screen mode, automatically, without user interaction.
  3. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    maybe the app you are using is not yet updated for El Capt
  4. dmnc macrumors 6502


    Sep 26, 2015
    Maybe you have a shortcut or a trackpad gesture for leaving full screen mode that you don't remember.
    The only thing I can think of.
  5. karlitowhoelse, Nov 4, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2015

    karlitowhoelse macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2015
    I was experiencing the same issue. I had to go without using SketchUp in fullscreen mode and use the application in its fully-maximised state instead.

    Unfortunately my issue has now become much worse, as without thinking I instinctively put SketchUp into fullscreen mode again upon returning to my computer. Now the app is stuck in fullscreen mode and I cannot reveal the toolbar on any desktop or space, and I cannot exit fullscreen mode either by moving my mouse cursor to the top of the screen or by pressing Command-Control-F or Escape. I have tried many other approaches to exiting fullscreen mode with no success even after closing and re-opening the application.and even completely uninstalling it and downloading a new copy.

    Without access to the toolbar, SketchUp is practically unusable. From what I've seen mentioned on other forums, it seems that the SketchUp team have a few other issues to resolve on El Capitan though nothing as serious as this issue.

    Edit: I was able to get the toolbar to appear by closing and reopening SketchUp over and over again and suddenly the toolbar simply reappeared. I wish that I had some useful advice to help you solve your issue but for now I would suggest that you avoid fullscreen mode until the next SketchUp update if you depend on the application for anything important.

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