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SDLMAME full-screen with multiple monitors #109093
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Is there a way to use SDLMAME in full screen mode on a single monitor of multiple monitor setup? Currently SDLMAME blanks all other displays.


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Re: SDLMAME full-screen with multiple monitors [Re: Golan Klinger] #109106
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If you're using SDLMAME, you're probably not running Windows - perhaps Linux?

In that case your window manager might help. You can run MAME in a maximized window and tell your window manager to always display it on the same screen without border decoration.

Re: SDLMAME full-screen with multiple monitors [Re: EoceneMiacid] #109377
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Sorry for missing your kind reply. I'm actually running macOS and while I can get SDLMAME to always display on my preferred screen, I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to get it to stop blanking the other monitor. Makes it impossible for me to squeeze in a game while monitoring things I'm suppose to be monitoring. smile


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Re: SDLMAME full-screen with multiple monitors [Re: Golan Klinger] #109413
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Originally Posted by Golan Klinger
Sorry for missing your kind reply. I'm actually running macOS and while I can get SDLMAME to always display on my preferred screen, I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to get it to stop blanking the other monitor. Makes it impossible for me to squeeze in a game while monitoring things I'm suppose to be monitoring. smile


By default, newer Mac OSes will blank the second screen when traditional fullscreen mode is used. It would take a fairly extensive workaround to get past this. Your best bet really is to run in a window. It's been a while, so I'm not sure if SDLMAME can do fullscreen windowed (borderless) like games such as World of Warcraft and Diablo 3 can. If so, use that mode. You'll lose vSync, but it won't blank the second screen.


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