Itunes/ VLC full screen external stupidity still

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by punchdrunk55, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. punchdrunk55 macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Still have the stupid problem of not being albe to do anything on my main monitor while watching something full screen on the external display. This is something I was able to do back in Snow Leapord but not in Lion.
  2. illiniAW macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2011
    For VLC 2.03 (what I have) theres a setting you can adjust.

    Go to the menu, then VLC -> Preferences, and by default it shows Basic settings. At the bottom left, click on Show All

    From there, go to the Interface tab, expand it, go to Main Interfaces, expand, and click on macosx. Here you should see the option, last one is Black screens in fullscreen, also disable Use the native fullscreen mode on OS X Lion.

    That should let you maximize on your second monitor and still operate on your primary. Not sure about iTunes, I don't really use it, but I doubt they have a workaround since it probably uses the default OSX Fullscreen, which sucks.

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