New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

Full screen not in a new space


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
imfromwales

 
Member Since: Apr 11, 2013
Posts: 65
imfromwales is on a distinguished road

imfromwales is offline
If this is in the wrong place, feel free to move

Before, whenever I was watching a movie with VLC and made it full screen, it would take up a new space which I liked. I could then quickly switch between spaces with the keyboard. Now whenever I watch a movie in full screen, it still goes full screen but doesn't create a new space for the app.

How can I force VLC into putting the movie into a new space when its in full screen?
QUOTE Thanks
mrplow

 
mrplow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 01, 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 6,750
mrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air, AppleTV2

mrplow is offline
Are you using the double-arrow icon top right?

External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post
QUOTE Thanks
imfromwales

 
Member Since: Apr 11, 2013
Posts: 65
imfromwales is on a distinguished road

imfromwales is offline
on m VLC the double arrow is on the bottom right of the window but yes I have tried that, and also double clicking the playing movie, and cmd+F - all of which put the movie in full screen mode but dont give it a new space...
QUOTE Thanks
mrplow

 
mrplow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 01, 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 6,750
mrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air, AppleTV2

mrplow is offline
Is VLC up to date?

There were many full screen bug fixes applied 11th April.

Do you have any Spaces preferences set for VLC?

External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post
QUOTE Thanks
alicepattinson

 
alicepattinson's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 28, 2013
Posts: 155
alicepattinson is on a distinguished road

alicepattinson is offline
I think it's the VLC's new design or something. LOL! mine's like that too after I updated.
QUOTE Thanks
mrplow

 
mrplow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 01, 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 6,750
mrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air, AppleTV2

mrplow is offline
There's now a preference tick box to use the native Lion/Mountain Lion full screen option.

So update to the latest version and you'll find tick box in Preferences - Interface.

External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post
QUOTE Thanks
imfromwales

 
Member Since: Apr 11, 2013
Posts: 65
imfromwales is on a distinguished road

imfromwales is offline
There are no updates available, im running 2.0.6 and the tickbox for native full screen options is greyed out, I cant select it?
QUOTE Thanks
mrplow

 
mrplow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 01, 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 6,750
mrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air, AppleTV2

mrplow is offline
Which version of OSX are you running?

External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post
QUOTE Thanks
imfromwales

 
Member Since: Apr 11, 2013
Posts: 65
imfromwales is on a distinguished road

imfromwales is offline
10.8.3
QUOTE Thanks
mrplow

 
mrplow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 01, 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 6,750
mrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air, AppleTV2

mrplow is offline
On the VLC preferences - Video

Make sure Fullscreen isn't checked and that Output Module and Fullscreen Video Device is set to default.

You'll need to fully restart VLC after changing these. Then you should be able to tick the native fullscreen option.

If it's still not an available option:

1. Fully quit VLC
2. In Finder - Go to folder ~/Library/Preferences and delete the VLC folder and the file org.videolan.vlc.plist
3. Go to /mac HD name/Library/Preferences and delete org.videolan.vlc.plist

Restart VLC, all the preferences will now be at default

External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post
QUOTE Thanks
imfromwales

 
Member Since: Apr 11, 2013
Posts: 65
imfromwales is on a distinguished road

imfromwales is offline
Fullscreen was unchecked to begin with and Output and Fullscreen were also set to default. I did not need to change them.

Going to Library/Preferences there was no folder for VLC so nothing to delete.

Going to /Users/.../Preferences there was no org.videolan.plc.plist - i searched the full mac and couldnt find the file anywhere...
QUOTE Thanks
mrplow

 
mrplow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 01, 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 6,750
mrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air, AppleTV2

mrplow is offline
That was definitely ~/Library/Preferences ? not just Library/Preferences?
That folder contains the VLC preferences, it's hard to see that VLC would function without it.

However, there's another option. Grab Appcleaner, select VLC from the application list and uninstall it. Appcleaner will remove the appropriate plist files. Then do a fresh install

External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post
QUOTE Thanks
imfromwales

 
Member Since: Apr 11, 2013
Posts: 65
imfromwales is on a distinguished road

imfromwales is offline
I dont know how to access ~/Library/Preferences rather than /Library/Preferences...I tried using the terminal but i couldnt find a folder called VLC.

Installed the appcleaner and removed VLC, followed by a fresh install but the same problem persists...
QUOTE Thanks
mrplow

 
mrplow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 01, 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 6,750
mrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond reputemrplow has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air, AppleTV2

mrplow is offline
In Finder - Go Menu - Go to folder - enter ~/Library/Preferences press OK

Did you check the Spaces preferences?

External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post
QUOTE Thanks
imfromwales

 
Member Since: Apr 11, 2013
Posts: 65
imfromwales is on a distinguished road

imfromwales is offline
I cant check spaces preferences in 10.8.3 can I? I searched spotlight and also System Preferences but couldnt find any spaces preferences... I deleted the files, and then re ran VLC but its made no difference...
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« possible virus? | How do I open an .img file? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Screen flicker when playing on full screen BillHook OS X - Apps and Games 4 03-11-2012 10:47 PM
Finder Bar wont hide in full screen?!?!? waverider800 OS X - Operating System 0 10-16-2011 07:13 PM
Exiting Full Screen _Stormin Switcher Hangout 3 10-16-2011 02:22 PM
Using full screen video with Dual Monitors DanMoxon Movies and Video 1 01-20-2010 08:39 AM
idvd - Making slideshows (pics) fit full screen? SoLucky Movies and Video 0 12-19-2007 06:11 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?