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Poll: Full-Screen Mode – Accordance 10

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#1 jaredtorres

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:12 PM

Please add full-screen mode to the next update of Accordance 10. This is an essential feature.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:08 PM

+1

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:42 PM

Am I missing the boat here? By clicking on the little green radio button in the upper left, my Accordance window went full screen on a 24" monitor. Is there something else needed?

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:47 PM

Hi Julie,
Yes. Full-screen mode was introduced in Lion, and allow the app in question to completely fill and "own" the area of a space. There are no window bars etc, and I t gives just that extra little bit of space, specially for one with small screens, and a little less distraction, as there are no windows "behind" it. Most apple apps hace two little expan arrows on the top right corner of the title bar to allow you to access full screen mode.

Having said that, I. Personally am not fussed about having full screen mode, but I can see why some people may be.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:40 PM

My opinion is that the solution in v.10 is well done. I works fine for me if I need a full screen (I have a 13 inch MBP).
I agree with Julie.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:24 PM

Aahh - I had forgotten that, Ken, because I don't use it, not even when my MBP is not plugged into an external monitor. I like Dr J's podcasts going full-screen, but don't use it anywhere else but for an occasional video. I think the Accordance team has done such a good job of de-cluttering the app that I don't see the need. Perhaps those with 11" Airs might join in here. Those are the folks who would really see a difference.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:30 PM

I would ALWAYS use Accordance in full screen mode if it was available. The more space devoted to the text, the better, but some of the app's functions are limited in the current implementations of reading mode and slide show mode.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:22 PM

My point exactly Jonathan. Thanks! Some people would absolutely love to have full-screen mode. I am pretty sure I would never use except on my MBA. Nevertheless, I think it should be an option, but I have no idea about how hard or otherwise it would be to implement, or how soon! I wonder if it would diverge the Mac code and the Windows code substantially...<muse>

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:35 AM

It would appear to be a matter of preference, though non-users (myself included) might try it and like it. The ability it customize is part of the Accordance (and the Mac) experience.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:37 AM

It's not just about the extra bit of screen real estate. I also use spaces to arrange my full-screen apps then use three finger gestures to move between them, so it's annoying if some of my apps don't support full-screen more and hence all 'pile up' in the one space.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

It's not just about the extra bit of screen real estate. I also use spaces to arrange my full-screen apps then use three finger gestures to move between them, so it's annoying if some of my apps don't support full-screen more and hence all 'pile up' in the one space.


Yes, this is the point that others not using apps in full-screen won't see, that is spaces management. I've been using it with Sparrow and Safari lately, which is nice - unless I'm switching back and forth between the two a lot. That said, it's a request that has been heard, and is on the radar.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:36 PM

It's not so much the screen space. As has been noted, it's mostly about management of spaces and consistency. It makes for a better user experience.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

+1 full screen. I use it all the time on my iMac for space management.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

Full screen mode has one very important aspect that makes it much more appealing. When an application is put into "full screen mode" you then have the option to scroll with 3 fingers to move between the apps that have been put into full screen. I leave mail in full screen and when I want to check it all I have to do is scroll 3 fingers to the left and presto! mail appears. If accordance had this feature then I could scroll to accordance AND mail..... I think you can have any number of apps open in full screen and just swipe between them. This is a very nice feature and one of the things that sets OSX apart from Windows. Hope this helps

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:23 PM

Another +1 for the Full Screen Mode. Makes it much easier to switch between programs.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:34 PM

Considering this further –

 

I already use multiple Desktops.  Desktop 1 is used for Safari, Mail, Newsfire – the stuff everyone uses, Desktop 2 is devoted to Accordance, Desktop 3 to Pages & Numbers, and Desktop 4 to Finale.   That has worked really well for me.  I use the three finger swipe to move between adjacent Desktops, App Expose for multiple windows/workspaces within a single app on a Desktop, and Mission Control to navigate to non-adjacent Desktops (or to choose another app in a Desktop where I have more than one app unhidden).  I'm one of those who is driven crazy by windows stacked upon windows representing a bunch of different apps.  Maybe because I already use the multiple Desktops, I haven't felt the need for full-screen mode.  But I can also understand why others who work differently might want full-screen capability.

 

One disadvantage, and a big one for me, is that in full-screen mode we cannot choose between multiple windows in the same app.  I often have more than one Mail window open.  I may want to refer back to an email sent to someone else when replying.  I always, always have more than one Accordance workspace open.  I would find having to constantly move into and out of full-screen cumbersome.  But different people use their computers differently – one of the many reasons why I appreciate the customizability of Accordance.  There is no right or wrong way to set up a workspace.  We can just tweak it, or overhaul it, until it does what we need it to do.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:54 PM

The only bad thing about Full Screen is that if you have two screen you loose one of them. 


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:18 AM

The only bad thing about Full Screen is that if you have two screen you loose one of them. 

 

This was true under Mac OS 10.8 but has been fixed in 10.9.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:16 PM

I agree this feature would be fantastic.  I use multiple spaces/Desktops regularly, and Accordance is the one App that I have to leave on my main desktop.

 

One challenge to creating a fullscreen option is defining how second workspaces would function in fullscreen mode.  For example, if I edit my user notes, they pop up as a new window that I edit and then close - would that still work?  Or if you create a new Workspace, should it automatically go to a new Fullscreen?

 

Possible Workaround for now: You can easily create another Desktop in Expose view (starting in OS X Lion I think) by clicking the '+' that appears at the top right of Expose when you move your mouse there, then (still in Expose view) drag the Accordance window onto that new desktop. This way you can dedicate a desktop to multiple Accordance Workspaces without getting them tangled up in your Mail windows, etc.  The downside to this is that you don't get any more visual real estate as many people have already mentioned.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:09 PM

Colin, 10.4 was just posted with full retina and full screen mode support!  Go to Check for In-App Update :)


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