"Full Screen" on iMac

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More of an observation.  Since traveling up the 6500 learning curve, I've come across all sorts of epiphanies.  The other day I moved the SDR screen (2 pan adaptors open) from monitor 1 to 2.  Suddenly it was dead in the water.  running but I couldn't find the Title Bar "Flex Radio Systems," no file, settings, nada.  Couldn't control anything.  A couple more attempts and "poof" vanished completely, but still running in back ground.  Called Dudley for moral support.

Turned out the problem is "unique" with Mac (or so others have told me).  When you hit the "full screen" button your life changes in unpleasant ways.  So if you can't find your title bar, can't control anything, only see the SDR title bar...look to your "Full Screen" button.  Get rid of that and everything works just fine.

Of course there may be Mac experts out there than have a better description of what happened....like I'm computer illiterate, but maybe this will be of value to some who are also new to Flexradios.

73, Bill
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wg c

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Jim Gilliam

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My hat is off to Dudley and the rest of the technical support. Those guys are sharp and helpful. Thank you Flex!
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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What system and VM are you using? I've not experienced this on my Mac (Yosemite) with Parallels 10.
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Barry Kanne

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Hi Bill:

If you are referring to the GREEN button as the "full screen" button, then you can generally reverse its effect by hitting the ESC button.  See if that works for you.

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Sergey, R5AU

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Hi Bill ,
what version of Win are you using and which iMac?
In my facility I use iMac 5k + Win10(preview), with retina resolution and full screen all apps running fine, however with Win7 and retina I have serious issues, Win7 not supporting retina and only way out is switch to the window from the full screen with parallels