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10.7: Dual Monitor full-screen app trick
Authored by: macawm on Sep 30, '11 10:37:18AM

Could not get this to work. Please explain "pause/stop". If I hold the swipe animation half way through the transition I can see two separate screens, but I cannot interact with spotlight or anything else. I'd really love to get this work.

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10.7: Dual Monitor full-screen app trick
Authored by: jpalten on Sep 30, '11 02:05:31PM

This is how it works for me:
- make an app full screen
- user 3-finger swipe to start moving the full screen space to the left a little bit
- keep the 3 fingers there, and use the spotlight keys to open spotlight (or use QuickSilver as I do)
- enter the name of the app that you want to add to the full screen space (must not be running) and press enter
- wait until that app appear, then release the 3 fingers.

Note: I had to keep my 3 fingers still, otherwise spotlight or QuickSilver wouldn't respond to my typing. Also, moving the added app around might make it jump to a 'regular' space.

Unfortunately, the iPhone Simulator does not behave this way, so I still can't have Xcode full screen for debugging and run the simulator on the second display. Boohoo.

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10.7: Dual Monitor full-screen app trick
Authored by: auco on Oct 01, '11 01:16:52AM

I had problems to understand this bit as well and I think it's not well described. You have to start the "other" app without using the mouse - e.g. invoke Spotlight with the keyboard shortcut. I think it's cmd or control and space but I'm not sure as I have changed this setting. I used Quicksilver and I see now, that this is just a trick to move an application window to the "private" fullscreen space of a fs app.

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10.7: Dual Monitor full-screen app trick
Authored by: tchenj on Oct 01, '11 09:33:46AM

Open A full Screen App (Safari, for example). Then begin opening a new app (invoke spotlight [command + space] and hit enter, bring up dock and click an icon). As soon as you begin opening that app (clicking enter, clicking the icon, etc.) begin a gesture to swap spaces (3/4 swipe left/right depending on your trackpad set up, or two finger swipe on magic mouse) but don't fully swap spaces. Move to where the animation has kicked and you can see what is in both spaces. The new app should open in the original Full Screen App's Space and can be moved into the remaining Unused space on the second monitor.

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