4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 20, 2011 10:24 AM by Tom in London
Tom in London Level 4 Level 4 (1,605 points)

Maybe this is another "feature" I don't appreciate?


On running a QuickTime movie today I discovered


(a) I can't bring it to the front when other apps are running

(b) I can't reposition it on the screen

(c) I can't switch to other applications.


Just thought I'd let you know.


Please don't offer suggestions along the line of "you're doing something wrong".


I'm not.

  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (49,750 points)

    QuickTime Player 10.1 View menu / Float on Top

  • Tom in London Level 4 Level 4 (1,605 points)

    Yes Kirk. That BLOCKS it on top of everything else, so I can't bring anything else to the front. And I still can't move the QuickTime window around on-screen.


    This is USELESS. I used to be able to work on stuff whilst also running a QuickTime movie, which I would park off on a corner of the screen somewhere.


    Now I have to either:


    - watch the movie and do nothing else;

    - do the other things but not be able to switch to the movie;

    - keep the movie in whatever position it's in on my screen


    What are those monkeys doing at Cupertino? I suppose they think these are *improvements*.


    I can't tell you how sick I am of all this stupidity I'm encountering in Lion.

  • Amano_Jyaku Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Did you install a 3rd party preference pane for Quicktime X on Snow Leopard?

    If you disabled the hidden option "Rounded Corners" it will produce effects like this on Lion.

    Either switch it back in the pref pane or (if you do not have it anymore), the following defaults command will do it:


    defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX MGCinematicWindowDebugForceNoRoundedCorners 0

  • Tom in London Level 4 Level 4 (1,605 points)

    Thanks Amano - that seems to have done the trick.


    I just wish it didn't happen. It's weird that simply choosing not to have rounded corners should have that effect !


    BTW I did NOT award that yellow "helpful answer" star to myself. I awarded it to you but this dumb website awarded it to both of my posts.


    And gave me no option to award it to you !


    This place is nuts!