2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2011 2:04 PM by John Kitchen
Satchmo Level 4 (1,245 points)

Attached to an iMac, I have a second monitor dedicated solely to displaying iTunes. When I take an application to full-screen on the iMac, iTunes disappears and only the new woven gray background displays on the second monitor.

iMac 9,1, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • dcolmenar Level 1 (5 points)

    The new full-screen function isn't usable for multiple monitors/displays whatsoever. The function simply isn't built to use a single display for separate spaces and full-screen application. I encountered this with trying to watch full-screen videos in Quicktime on my second monitor while trying to do work on my main monitor. It just doesn't work. OS X Lion totally ignores users with multiple displays.

  • John Kitchen Level 3 (645 points)

    This is the single reason why I am still using Snow Leopard on my iMac which has two additional displays connected to its ThunderBolt ports.


    I didn't buy monitors to display fake grey linen.  The real linen is cheaper.


    Please provide feedback on this design decision via -http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html


    I'm hoping that if enough pressure is built up, they'll add an option:-


    "Allow me to use my external displays = Yes/No"


    I use Aperture, and here is what it looks like under Snow Leopard


    example screen shot as it should be.jpg

    When running Lion, the left and right screens look like this

    grey pattern on display 2.png