5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2008 8:11 AM by disappointed_mac_fan
Mikooster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
This seems like a poor design choice but I can't figure out any way to turn it off. Seems stupid if you can't...

If you have two monitors plugged in and try to watch a movie in itunes (or the visualizer) in fullscreen, it will go full screen on one monitor fine, but it also makes the other one go black and unusable.

Does anyone know a way to make iTunes go full screen in only one monitor without pointlessly rendering my second monitor useless? It would be nice to be able to browse the web or do work on one monitor while having the iTunes visualizer (or watch a TV show) on the other monitor. Quicktime pro does this without any issues.

Thanks.

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • 1. Re: iTunes Full Screen with Dual Monitor Setup?
    Vince Burn Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    Use fill screen (command-3) insted of full screen.
  • 2. Re: iTunes Full Screen with Dual Monitor Setup?
    Mikooster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am aware of this, but it's not really a good solution in my opinion as it still leaves the borders of the video visible, as well as my wallpaper in the background. I have a widescreen monitor, and if it's standard screen resolution video (like a TV show), it still leaves a lot of my screen visible on either side of it.
  • 3. Re: iTunes Full Screen with Dual Monitor Setup?
    Vince Burn Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    For your wallpaper drag the window to cover it.

    What I mean is that I don't see how you can do what you want, cause when you watch someting full screen you usually don't want to see your wallpaper on your second screen. And that if you want to work on your second screen you won't mind not having it full screen.
    QT pro will allow what you want cause it assume that you are working on your movie.
  • 4. Re: iTunes Full Screen with Dual Monitor Setup?
    Drnkusv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    VLC Player is able to play back video in full screen on one monitor, without affecting the other monitor. This seems like a design mistake to me. Of course there are many scenarios where you would want to watch a video or movie in fullscreen mode on one monitor while working on the other. I do it all the time. And it does not make any sense that iTunes cannot figure out a way to support that.
  • 5. Re: iTunes Full Screen with Dual Monitor Setup?
    disappointed_mac_fan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    How do VLC Player able to play back video in full screen on one monitor, without affecting the other monitor?
    I have a macbook and I've project it via vga cable. My problem is, how will I disable the macbook display but keeping the LCD tv active?
    When I'm trying to watch movies in VLC player, my macbook and LCD monitor are always active. How will I make my Macbook inactive?
    PLease help me also.