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post #81 of 86
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

 

You don't have .7/.8's full screen in Snow Leopard. You have individual applications with their own interpretation thereof. Full Screen in Mountain/Lion isn't the same thing. It's new, partial, functionality.

 

You can label this a new feature, but it just happens to be one that reduces functionality and usability of the system for use cases that include multiple monitors. Had Apple implemented full-screen mode such that apps stayed on the same virtual desktop as they were in windowed mode and made it user-definable on a per-app basis whether to blank secondary displays, it would have been quite okay. Moving an app onto a new virtual desktop is iOS methodology that, IMO, has no place on a desktop operating system. Forced blanking of secondary displays? User-definable would be a feature, but forced? That's horrifyingly bad design.

 

The guy in this thread who has 6 displays should be able to run 6 simultaneous full-screen apps, one on each display. As it is, the guy who thinks, "Shiny! I can string a bunch of Thunderbolt displays on my MacBook Pro", will be mighty disappointed to find himself the owner of 2 grand worth of dark linen the first time he puts Safari into full-screen mode on his laptop display. Users shouldn't be forced to find 3rd-party apps to enjoy sensible full-screen implementations.

 

Apple would have done well to advertise this new feature as a cool, retro return to 1990. Back then, task switching between full-screen apps was all the rage. DOS and DESQview did a great job of it. Alas, it's 2012 and I expect better from Apple. Hiding complexity is always a good thing. Taking choice/power away from the user ... not so much.

post #82 of 86

Well I'm still running Snow Leopard on 4 monitors and it works pretty well. No intention of going to Lion or Mountain Lion any time soon. Not a fan of all the iOS features that Apple is bringing over. iOS GUI and Mac OS X GUI should be separate. In any case what issues did you experience?

 

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Originally Posted by Onhka View Post

I hesitate to use SIMBL-based bundle apps, Cinch is too limited and both problematic and/or complicating in our multi-monitor based environment. One set of three, but with four clusters it is just to too daunting to control comfortably and one I don't have time to babysit.

 

P.S. Tried them both out a couple of year(s?) ago. Issues arose every time I upgraded the OS, especially with Leopard and Snow Leopard. Not sure how well they work in Lion or now Mountain Lion and am not willing to step back.  

post #83 of 86
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Originally Posted by fyngyrz View Post

Right now (under Snow Leopard) full screen on Aperture works fine. All the various things going on within the other displays keep going on, and I can continue to work. Under the new OS, full screen blanks five of the six displays. I'd say that qualifies as something "taken away", such as 5/6ths of my working area.

Is that an accurate description of how it does work in Mountain Lion, or are you speculating? If it is, I'd say that does qualify as taking away an important feature.

This thread has me going back and forth between worried, relieved, and worried again.
post #84 of 86
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Originally Posted by bsenka View Post


Is that an accurate description of how it does work in Mountain Lion, or are you speculating? If it is, I'd say that does qualify as taking away an important feature.
This thread has me going back and forth between worried, relieved, and worried again.

 

ML's behaviour is the same as Lion's with the exception that instead of always forcing the full-screen application to the primary display, you can assign the app to whichever display you want. As with Lion, all displays not home to the full-screen app are expensive grey linen.

post #85 of 86

Also it appears to have broken Parallel's good support of multiple displays :(

post #86 of 86
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Originally Posted by wyred View Post

Also it appears to have broken Parallel's good support of multiple displays :(


That's distressing news. I'm a heavy user of Parallels Desktop for development/testing.

 

In other distressing news, it appears that Firefox 14 now solely implements Apple's full-screen mode, which means that users who wish to have a full-screen browser on one monitor while simultaneously working on others have one less option available.

 

Le Sigh.

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