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Full screen video blocking main monitor

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bill299 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 26, 2013 10:21 AM

I've talked with AppleCare folks and it seems full screen on extended monitor in QT is a fact of life, but VLC didn't cause the same problem. I have a new mac and just finished connecting extended monitor and OOPS!! VLC now does the same!

As far as I know now, the iMac still works fine in VLC.

 

Does Apple have a reason for this?

 

 

Does anyone know how to keep the main dock, etc. active while a video plays full screen on the extended monitor?

 

Thanks.

 

Bill

Mac mini (Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to bill299)

    I'm also disappointed in the Full Screen thing, even with just one Monitor it seems to want to turn my iMac into a big iPhone!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 5:14 PM (in response to bill299)
  • --A--C-- Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    May 16, 2013 2:02 AM (in response to bill299)

    Hi Bill,

    I have the same setup as you:

    Mac Mini late 2012 i7 2,6 16GB RAM

    OSX 10.8.3

    Dual monitors (samsung)

     

    I am able to play a video with VLC on the second screen, while continuing doing anything I want on the main screen.

    This is how to do it:

    Open a videofile with VLC.

    By default it opens on the monitor you used the last time before quitting VLC.

    If the window opens on the main monitor, drag it to the extended monitor.

    (Make sure it's not overlapping two monitors)

    Now: Menu > Video > Fit to screen (3)

     

    Your main monitor should stay as it is (not turning black like in full screen mode).

    You can switch apps now, do anything you like, the video should continue playing on the other screen.

     

    Hope this was helpful, or am I misunderstanding the problem?

  • --A--C-- Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    May 16, 2013 2:42 PM (in response to bill299)

    This "Fit to screen" mode is ultra-ahead-of-it's-time-Modern. You just don't know it yet. You'll see... hehe

    ;-)

    welcome to this forum. cheerz

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