OS X Lion full screen should make use of all monitors.

James Farwell 12 years ago updated 12 years ago 2
It would be great if Full Screen and Distraction Free Mode on OS X Lion used all monitors instead of just one. For example, if the layout is 2 columns and the monitors are horizontally arranged, show 1 column on each screen. Or if the layout is 4 rows and the monitors are vertically arranged, show 2 rows on each screen. etc.
Sure, that would be great. But Lion full screen does not work that way. To change it, Sublime Text would have to implement it's own full screen support, different from Apples.
That's not entirely true. Lion full screen can work that way, but it doesn't come entirely for free. I believe that Sublime Text would need to create an additional window per extra display, set the NSWindowCollectionBehaviorFullScreenAuxiliary style on them, and set their size/position to cover the display they are for. I'm not saying it's trivial, but it's doable without writing full screen from scratch. :)

An example of an app that does this is VMware Fusion.