Assigning apps in extended desktop

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Chito Limson, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Chito Limson

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    I got hold of a spare LCD with a VGA port and I attached my iMac Intel C2D to it. I fired up System Preferences and set up the proper resolution and color depth on the second monitor. I unchecked "Mirror Displays" so I can establish an extended desktop. Fine so far.

    What I want to happen is this:

    1. I want to continue the usual desk work on the primary display which is the iMac.

    2. At the same time, I want DVD Player to show a concert DVD on the other LCD display.

    How do I do this? There doesn't seem to be a way to slide the DVD Player app onto the second LCD display. Also, there is no mouse on the second display either. So even if I drag the menu bar to the 2nd display, I can't do much about it because the mouse control stays in the main display. I've searched the forum re extended desktop and this question hasn't been discussed at all. I Googled, gone to Apple Support but the answer there is the same as in the built-in Help section of the iMac. Please help.
     
  2. Chito Limson

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    Geez, 18 views so far and no tips?
     
  3. yuck-o

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    regarding the dvd player:
    once the dvd player activates (after inserting the cd), it enters full screen mode right? hit apple + 2 to change the window to normal size, then drag it to your extended desktop. when it's there, hit apple + 0 to enter full screen mode.

    now for your mouse not appearing on your second desktop, have you fiddled with the arrangement option under the displays preference (System Preferences > Dispalys > Arrangement)? maybe you are pointing to the wrong side of your desktop. this happened to me once nefore. i kept on moving my cursor to the left side, which is where the actual external monitor is, yun pala the ibook recognizes it on the right side because i didn't change it on the arrangement option, sheesh (slaps hand on forehead).

    hope this solves your problem sir :)
     
  4. Chito Limson

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    Thanks so much Yuck-O! I'll try this right now. Namasté...
     
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    You really have to drag the DVD Player to your extended desktop unlike QuickTime where you can set preferences to assign full screen mode to your other display. I hope DVD Player develops this functionality soon.
     
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    Thank you all for the helpful responses.
     

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