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When I use cmd+F to get VLC into fullscreen while running a video, there's a transition effect (the video expands diagonally until it's fullscreen). [Incidentally, this generally causes the currently-playing frame to expand, which takes some time, so I see an individual frame during the expansion, then jump to current-time + transition time without seeing the intervening frames].

I can't seem to find the option to get rid of the transition effect. I want to jump straight from small- to full-screen video while playing.

Any ideas?

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I use VLC in Windows. The key for full screen is just 'F'. It doesn't do a transition. Could this be an OSX setting? I notice that Macs tend to have this blow-up effect when maximizing windows etc. Sorry I don't know how to disable it, but I'd go into your system settings and find something involving 'user interface animation', 'look and feel', 'performance settings', or 'pointless aesthetics' =) –  paddy May 1 '12 at 23:50
Oh, and is there a reason you don't just pause the video, fullscreen, and then resume? –  paddy May 1 '12 at 23:51
@paddy because it's 200% more keystrokes... it should work without dumb animations... –  Wojtek Mar 1 '14 at 20:50

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