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Using your computer with two displays is awesome (read on how to setup your dual-displays). It's definitely one of our favorite ways to work. Heck, you can even use the setup to watch movies while you work, if you so desire.
Here are a few ways to setup your applications to work so that you can use video in fullscreen on one panel while you work on the other. For those who haven't used a dual-screen setup, the screen playing the video will typically come out of full when you click on another window, even if it's on the other screen. This makes it difficult to watch video in full on your second display while you chat or browse on the other.
1) VLC Media Player for Mac: You will need to adjust the settings to the following. See where it says fullscreen video device:
2) Netflix: To stream Netflix on your computer, you will have to download the latest version of Microsoft Silverlight. When you relaunch your browser and launch Netflix Instant, you will be asked if you would like to allow fullscreen mode even if you focus on another window. Say yes, so that you can keep that window in full. You can also right-click on the mouse on the Silverlight player to access the settings and set the property under the permissions, as shown below:
3) Quicktime: Quicktime is the easiest of the bunch. Command + 4 will take the video to full screen. The application is set to remain in full screen by default. Nice.