Full screen problem


Im having a problem working in full screen mode within SU. Whenever I expand my 15" Macbook pro to full screen and move my cursor to work on a model, the screen snaps to the previously viewed screen. Just like a 3 finger swipe in the touchpad.

Any idea if this could be an issue within Sketchup? It doesn’t happen with anything else I use.


Hi, I have exactly the same problem on a Mac Pro with El Capitan. When in full screen; as soon as the marker snaps to a point - the application swipes window to another drawing, or if there is only one open drawing, it swipes to desktop.

Pretty irritating (-:smile:



Since I’ve resized my workspace I’ve not had an issue with it but then I’ve not often used full screen. Try resizing your workspace and avoid using full screen.

This is a reply on another thread from @slbaumgartner that may shed some light on it.

(Not sure on how to link the threads)

I have sometimes gotten the “chrome” (i.e. menus, tool palettes, etc.) stuck on another desktop than the model viewport. It’s very distressing, as the screen suddenly jumps to the other desktop as you move the cursor. I can fix it by dragging the viewport over until it also jumps to the other desktop. But I think this is a bug in the handling of multiple desktops on Mac, probably related to the issues some people have reported when using multiple monitors. I can’t trigger this consistently; don’t know what kicks it off. And, as you say, I’ve never had it happen on anything except SketchUp.

I’m having the same issue on El Capitan using my Macbook Air.

Same problem. Resize the window of SKETCHUP is partial solution in a MacbookPro… I lost part of the window.

You may well have seen this on another thread from @john_drivenupthewall already. He seems to have the answer. Cheers John.

Thank you! that helped