Will external display support ever function logically?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by avanpelt, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    The title says it all.

    While Mavericks was an improvement in the area of external display/multi-monitor support, it still misses the mark by a large margin.

    Two examples:

    - When running a virtual machine in VMware Fusion full-screen on my external monitor and opening another application from the dock on my MacBook Pro display, the external monitor transitions away from the full-screen VM while opening the application on my MacBook Pro display. This forces me to change spaces on my external monitor back to my full-screen VM. Why does Mavericks do this? I didn't open the application from the dock on my external monitor, nor did the application appear on my external monitor, so why did the external monitor change at all? I have a feeling this is a bug.

    - If I open an application from the dock on my external monitor, why does the app still appear on my MacBook Pro display? I understand that they're keeping the application in the position it was in when it was last closed; but I think the logical expectation is that if you launch an application from the dock on an external monitor, you want to use that application on said external monitor. I think if they're going to keep the current implementation functioning as it is, they should do away with displaying the dock on external monitors.

    Am I way off base here in my thinking or does anyone else agree with my frustrations?
  2. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    I don't run VM so I cannot comment on the first one but I have indeed experienced the second case and have reported to Apple using the following page http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

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