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Going fullscreen in Cocoa - Part III

Time for a completely different approach. This time when I start the fade out to black, I create a borderless window with the same dimensions as the screen I want to fade. This window has a black background but with an initial alpha value of 0.0 (so it’s not visible yet). Let’s call this a [...]

Going fullscreen in Cocoa - Part II

In part I I described the the easiest solution of going full screen using the fade effect I wanted. However it had a couple of problems:

The enterFullScreenMode and exitFullScreenMode methods as they are implemented in Leopard (OS X 10.5) hide the dock and menubar for you but no means to show the menubar again when [...]

Going fullscreen in Cocoa - Part I

For a project I’m working on I thought it would be nice to give the user the possibility to use the full screen (e.g. full screen editing in iPhoto, slideshow in Preview, …). As usual this turned out to be a bit less evident than I thought it would be.
The effect I wanted to achieve [...]