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  • Phero2 Level 1 Level 1

    i wholeheartedly agree

  • samhaque Level 1 Level 1

    What worries me the most is, this fullscreen behavior is carefully thought out. You don't code something like this by accident. And Apple do what they do and won't admit they made a shameful design decision, take it or leave it. So chances are we are not going to see any change any time soon.

  • topdillin Level 1 Level 1

    I am the same problem with Lion...  and trying to get fullscreen with VLC on my second monitor, as i could with Snow Leopard.


    Using the OSX Lion's NATIVE fullscreen button on the secon display moves it over to the primary display...rediculous!!


    However, with the OLDER version of VLC (not the new v2 version), which i actually prefer, full screen DOES in fact work on the second monitor but only using VLC's own fullscreen button.  Being an older version, Lion's fullscreen button is not present...


    With this method i DO get full on my second display, while the first blacks out, as it should.   The problem with v2 of VLC is that they have got rid of their native fullscreen button, and are now only using Lion's fullscreen button. 



  • urkle Level 1 Level 1

    In vlc 2 preferences you can dissable the native lion full screen support. Than everything is normal again.

  • DSKzoy Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you urkle.


    If anyone is frustuated by VLC 2.0 still not working after disabling lion support in the prefs, you just need to quit and restart VLC before they will take effect.

  • Darren McDonald Level 1 Level 1

    Guess I'll add my voice to the frustated masses... Lion's fullscreen app behaviour is ridiculous.

  • yeahalex Level 1 Level 1

    This thread has 53,000 views but only 185 posts. If you want the full-screen behaviour fixed please add your voice and who knows Apple *might* just listen...

  • reunixman Level 1 Level 1

    The problem with Lion OS X and Safari browser full screen mode not working on external monitor is still there.  For now, I'm just using Firefox to get around this nonsense.  APPLE what are you going to do about this?

  • John Kitchen Level 3 Level 3

    reunixman, this is a user-to-user community.


    Please use to provide feedback to Apple.


    If enough of us do this, Apple may take action

  • NiqueXyZ Level 1 Level 1

    Has anyone tried 10.8 yet..........

    I haven't had a chance to

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7

    If they have, they wouldn't be discussing it or they'd violating their NDA ......

  • Level 1 Level 1

    Just chiming in. Apple, please fix this.  You're supposed to be adding features, not removing them.

  • chitt Level 1 Level 1



    Terminal and iTerm2 are the primary two applications that I use every day. I estimate that close to 70% of my day is spent looking at Terminal and iTerm2 windows. Not being able to use dual-screen iTerm2/Terminal windows is one of two huge sore spots for me for Lion.


    The other being Lion's disasterously awful VM change that went in to place between 10.6 to 10.7 which has Lion proactively swapping out programs to disk even though there is free RAM, which means Lion is a hojillion times slower than Snow Leopard. I'd downgrade if I hadn't already made the switch to iCloud, so now that I'm stuck on 10.7, my only recourse is to question the sanity of the engineering and product marketing teams that push these two changes forward.


    Life was great up until 10.7. Post 10.7 and iOS 5, life with Apple has been less than pleasant.

  • symonty Gresham Level 1 Level 1

    I use Chrome in full screen and Synology DSM to manage my RAID, also Iterm for loads of terminal work, I use photoshop , BBedit, mail and many other apps all at once, I have 6 screens ( using various tricks ) and now the multi-screen support has destroyed my work flow.


    I am very dissapointed with the 10.7 change and hoping i can find ways around it, or maybe mountain lion will have addressed this?


    Any ideas on ways round wasting 5 monitors when I use chrome/ photoshop / iterm or mail when in full screen mode?

  • John Kitchen Level 3 Level 3

    I have it on good authority that the behavior is the same in Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8)


    Please use to provide feedback to Apple.


    If enough of us do this, Apple may take action

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