QuickTime - Viewing Movies at Full Screen

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Viewing Movies at Full Screen

You can set the screen so that only the movie is visible, not the QuickTime Player
window, desktop, or other windows. This presentation setting is called “full-screen
mode.” (You can also set a movie to play at half size, double size, or other sizes.)

To play a movie at full screen, do one of the following:
 Choose View > Full Screen.
 Choose View > Present Movie, choose Full Screen, and click Play.

To quit full-screen mode, press Esc. To adjust the way the picture is sized to fit your
screen, such as stretched to fit or in letterbox format, move the pointer to the top of
the screen to display the QuickTime Player menu options, and then choose a setting
from the View menu. The following additional options are available in full screen mode:

 Fit to Screen: The content is scaled to fill your screen as fully as possible without

cropping the movie or changing the aspect ratio.

 Zoom: The content is scaled and cropped to completely fill your screen in at least

one dimension. This can eliminate black areas on the top (letterboxing) or side
(pillarboxing) but may hide or distort the content.

 Panoramic: The content is scaled to fit your screen and the outer horizontal edges

compressed to avoid cropping the image.

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Chapter 1

Using QuickTime Player

You can also set options for all movies playing at full screen. For example, you can hide
the movie controls or change the amount of time they’re displayed before being
hidden. To set these options in Mac OS X, choose QuickTime Player > Preferences and
click Full Screen. To set these options in Windows, choose Edit > Preferences >
Player Preferences, and then click Full Screen.

Note: As long as “Display full-screen controls” is selected in QuickTime Player
Preferences, you can make hidden controls appear by moving the pointer.