Please describe what you would want from a fullscreen / split screen mode


Continuing the discussion from TaskPaper 3.4 Plans, More search and less toolbar:

I know about full screen mode. I remember something about split screen modes being introduced, but I don’t know how they work… is it something that you can do with any window. Anyway I don’t expect I’ll be adding anything special relating to these modes in the near future, but please educate me a bit on what you would want added/changed. Then I’ll have something to think about for the future.


TaskPaper 3 works just fine with Split Screen in El Capitan already. Nothing more needed.

Just press-hold the green traffic-light button and drag the window to one side or the other of the screen. Whichever side you drag to, the screen (behind TaskPaper) will be overlaid with a shaded area. Drop TaskPaper on either side of the screen. On the opposite side of the screen an array of large thumbnail images of the open windows from other apps will appear – basically the same kind of display as Expose. Click on an app’s “thumbnail”, and that app with then occupy the side of the screen that TaskPaper doesn’t occupy. This operation led to this result:

Text, etc., can be dragged from one pane to the other. Or just browse the panes side by side. Whatever. To quit this, move the pointer up to the top of the screen (as when exiting full-screen) and click the green traffic-light button again.

Not every app is Split-Screen enabled. Whatever you did, you did the right includes and flicked the right switches to make it work.


to be honest I don’t really see it being that useful, plus there are a lot of quality inexpensive/free apps that can accommodate slit screen needs.