Forum Question: iTunes video drops out to desktop when

Gary I noticed after this Lion update that when a video finishes it drops all the way out of iTunes to the desktop page. Before when episode of a podcast finished it took me back to the list of episodes for that podcast in iTunes. Is there a setting somewhere I can change? I realize its not that hard to swipe back into iTunes but that was one of the things I thought was cool, the way it slid back and forth between list and video.
Jody Coker

Comments: 10 Responses to “iTunes video drops out to desktop when”

    8/18/11 @ 10:56 pm

    I’m not really sure how to reproduce what you are seeing. If I look for a video podcast in my iTunes library, and then double-click it to play, it takes up the whole iTunes window. I watch it. When it ends, the video goes away and I see the list of podcasts again.
    What are you doing different?

      Jody Coker
      8/19/11 @ 8:37 am

      When the video ends and goes away I am not in iTunes anymore, it takes me all the way out to my desk top.

    Jody Coker
    8/19/11 @ 8:37 am

    When the video ends and goes away I am not in iTunes anymore, it takes me all the way out to my desktop.

      8/19/11 @ 8:39 am

      Is iTunes quitting? Or is it still running, just hidden? Trying to understand what you are seeing…

    Jody Coker
    8/19/11 @ 8:48 am

    Just tried something. When I have iTunes in the full screen mode and a video finishes playing and slides off to the side I see my home desktop with no open iTunes, iTunes is still running but I have to reinter it. I just tried it with iTunes not in full scene. Then when the video end and slides off I see iTunes on the desktop. Hope this is a little more clear.

      8/19/11 @ 9:06 am

      OK, so you have iTunes in Full Screen Mode? You hadn’t mentioned that before.
      But when I tried it with iTunes in full screen mode, it worked fine. However, when I also tried to view the video in full screen mode (Control+Click on the video while playing, select full screen) then it behaved like you said.
      I would guess that it is confusing iTunes by having both iTunes and the video playback window in full screen.

    Jody Coker
    8/19/11 @ 9:16 am

    I guess so, now that I know not to have booth in full screen it OK.
    Thanks for the input
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    Mr Anthony Cotton
    8/20/11 @ 3:24 am

    I have Snow Leopard, and i have had no problems at all. I watch the videos in full screen,and then i can switch to the music. I leave it playing while i am working in
    Photoshop,and when i want to change the music i right click on the iTunes icon in the dock. You can change the music without leaving Photoshop. When i want it off all together i click on the icon again and quit.

    Steve Boyd
    12/2/12 @ 8:29 pm

    And here I am, posting almost 16 months later on Mountain Lion and this still hasn’t been fixed. I just noticed this “iTunes dumping you to the desktop after a full screen video” tonight after I changed iTunes to full screen.

    It’s not a huge deal, but it seems like it should have been addressed by Apple…. maybe some feedback.

    Danny van Leeuwen
    2/14/13 @ 6:31 am

    I’m running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and I got really annoyed by this ‘feature’ when watching short videos and having to navigate back to the main (Full Screen) iTunes window every time a video ends. What seemed to have worked for me is clicking the ‘Leave Full Screen’-icon in the top right corner when watching a video in Full Screen Mode. To my surprise iTunes remains in FSM and videos still play in FSM after this but now I get the main iTunes window (FSM) when a video ends and it seems to last.

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