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Archive for October 27th, 2009

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 [...]