Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2012 12:19 AM (in response to ConstantAngel)
No, the only thing that appears is a small list of aperture icons. The Apple menu bar does not appear at all, no matter what I do (unlike in, say, Safari, iTunes, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Garageband, and so on).
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 11:25 AM (in response to m0thr4)
In Aperture one can not access the menu bar while in full screen, only Aperture's toolbar, HUD and filmstrip. Yes this behavior is inconsistent with other Apple applications. It cripples functionality in full screen.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 3:45 PM (in response to m0thr4)
In addition to what's been posted -- which answers your Q: it does not work as expected and you are not missing anything -- here's a brief comment on Aperture and full-screen mode. In short: I like it a lot; I never use it.