Windows Recommended Settings

Big Screen should work fine with the default settings on Windows, however we do recommend a few things to make everything seamless.

  1. Set a black wallpaper for main screen: Right click on Desktop > Personalise > Background > Solid Colour

    Set Black Background on Windows
  2. Turn off screen saver: Right click on Desktop > Personalise > Lock screen > Screen saver settings > Screen Saver

    Turn off screen saver on Windows

macOS Recommended Settings

Big Screen should work fine with the default settings on macOS, however we do recommend a few things to make everything seamless.

  1. Ensure that Displays have seperate Spaces is checked. If this isn't checked then its not possible to extend to seperate screens: System Preferences > Mission Control > Displays have seperate Spaces

    Mission Control Dialog
  2. Set a black wallpaper for main screen: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Solid Colours > Custom Colour

    Desktop & Screen Saver Dialog
  3. Disable screen saver: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver > Start After > Never

    Disable & Screen Saver Dialog
  4. Turn on Reduce Motion to prevent screen sliding across when going fullscreen: System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Reduce Motion

    Accessibility Reduce Motion Option
  5. Automatically hide and show the menu bar to prevent it showing up on the main screen: System Preferences > General > Automatically hide and show the menu bar

    Hide and show menu bar option

Firefox Recommended Settings

  1. When using the Firefox extension to remember your outputs Firefox will show the address bar on your outputs. This can be disabled by doing the following:

    • Type about:config in address bar
    • Accept warning
    • Search for dom.disable_window_open_feature.location and set it to false