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The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Hiding DVD Player!

When watching a movie or a tv show in DVD player, I often think of something I want to check on the web. I usually just hit "Space Bar" to pause and "Command-H" to hide DVD Player. One thing that drives me nuts is that when I am ready to get back to my DVD, I use "Command-Tab" to unhide DVD Player, but it is not in full screen anymore. I always thought that it was such a waste of time because when I want to unhide it, I always want it full screen just like before. Using "Command-0" (zero) makes it that much longer (especially since I always forget it is "Command-zero", I always mix it up with "Command-F" like in QuickTime). I recently found that there thankfully is a preference that you can set that will leave it in full screen when you unhide it. To enable it:

1. Go to DVD Player and choose Preferences.
2. Click on the "Full Screen" tab.
3. Check "Remain in full screen when DVD Player is inactive".

Screenshot:

6 Comments:

Blogger Django Sexton said...

Oh, lovely! I never even considered looking there!

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June 27, 2007 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Earl Grey said...

Cool. Thanks!

June 28, 2007 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger Nessuno said...

What a great tip! I ever wonder how to do this and now I know it ;) Thanx!

June 28, 2007 at 5:24 AM  
Blogger Mijail said...

Hey, I've got a great tip for you people: look at the preferences of whatever app you're using!! JUST TAKE A LOOK!! Because chances are that you'll find a number of little checkboxes and thingies to, you know, set your, erm, preferences about how the app behaves!

June 28, 2007 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Django Sexton said...

Do you know what else this allows? You can have the DVD player playing on a second monitor in full screen and type a comment on your favorite Mac-related blog at the same time! I never could do that before. Thanks again!

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June 28, 2007 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger Yo Mamma said...

this is another simple tip. If u double click the top bar it will minimize. So u dont have to go all the way over to the minimize.

June 28, 2007 at 8:15 PM  

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