View Full Version : MBP - Fullscreen on external monitor.

August 26th, 2008, 01:16 PM
I know it's kind of an ongoing issue when fullscreening apps on a dual screen setup blacks out one screen while the app takes the other. Does Boxee cirumvent this in any way. Is there a way to select a monitor to run Boxee fullscreen on while still being able to browse on the other? Preferably without having to move the menubar to the external monitor.

Front Rows never been able to do it. I believe XBMC allowed for this but it's been a while since I tried it on my MBP.

PS. I'm in love with this app: retreived all metadata for my movies and TV Shows. Only wish there were more remote control options on a Harmony One remote. Harmony 1 only support the apple remote keys.

August 26th, 2008, 01:52 PM
hey 4lex - latest version of boxee works great with dual screen, without blacking out the second (or first) screen, or requiring reassignment of primary (i.e. moving the menubar).

run boxee while being connected to both screens, settings > appearance > screen > resolution and choose the secondary fullscreen option.

you might be able to map more commands to the harmony, if it does not inherently limit itslef to the commands being sent to the Mac. please try googling it up, i don't have such a remote - if you do find something relevant, i can try to help you setting it up in boxee.

August 28th, 2008, 01:15 AM
i have a second display and i setup boxee to start there, everything fine...but when i try to start a movie or other content boxee switch to the main display( my imac display)...any suggestions.

August 28th, 2008, 02:24 AM
there seems to be some issue with saving display settings in upgrade setups.

please try moving ~/Library/Application Support/BOXEE somewhere, run again and see if after setting the secondary display it sticks during video playback.

August 28th, 2008, 07:36 AM
i made the action you suggest and same thing, on pressing menu in the remote boxee launch in second display i can use the interface an everithing is fine till i press play on any type of content( movie, music, pictures) after that it switch to main dispaly to reprod the content. a bit strange...no?