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Unusable Full-screen Mode

2011-08-08 updated 2011-12-22 - Send Feedback
Related: Apple macOS, computer display

Status: still broken in Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2.

I run a dual-monitor system (and sometimes three).

The Mac OS X Lion full-screen feature is supposed to make the viewing experience nicer, but it’s useless to me.

Example

Here’s my nicely-sized full-screen viewing experience on my 27" display, which I position vertically:

My web-viewing experience on a 27" vertical display

Hitting the full-screen control gives me this wonderful blank screen, and moves my window to the 30" display, which now truncates the contents at top and bottom.

Brilliant.

Full-screen view
Truncated full-screen view, chopped off at top and bottom, and moved to 30" display

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