Im running Plex Media player on the latest version of High Sierra. A few weeks ago after some automatic Plex update , Plex Media Player always has to be launched twice to work fullscreen. At its first launch the dock and menu bar always stay on top . In order to get rid of them I cant just use my mouse and just click on the PMP interface but instead I have to exit PMP and launch it a second time. Only then will PMP either launch without anything in front of it OR only the macs menu bar on top which I can then jget rid of by clicking my mouse once on PMPs interface. Its a very annoying bug. In PMPs settings Ive selected „Always on top“ which doesn’t change anything. Any ideas how to fix this issue ?
Same issue, same hardware, same OS.
I have had a similar issue with my 4 Mac mini’s they are on 10.10 yosemite. For me, every time I would turn off a tv plex would lose it’s aspect ratio and not recover once the tv was turned on. Either leaving black bars on the sides or top&bottom. I would be forced to quit PMP and reopen it to get it back to normal aspect ratio filling my tv screen.
I use my iPad or my iPhone as my plex remote so what i have done is download an application that let’s me either use them as a mouse and keyboard or I use VNC viewer to remote in.
I created an automator service and set a keyboard shortcut that quits plex and relaunches.
- Launch Automator and select Service
- Change “Service Receives Selected” to “No Input”
- Add the First Service which is “Quit Application” Set PMP as the Application and Deselect “Ask To Save Changes”
- Add Second Service which is “Pause” Set to 1 second
- Add Third Service which is “Launch Application” Set to PMP
- Save and Quit Automator
- Open System Preferences, Select Keyboard, Shortcut’s, Services and Scroll to the Bottom.
- You will see your new service as whatever you named it. Click on Add shortcut and make whatever key command you want for it. I used Command Option P.
- After Setting your shortcut keys quit out of System Preferences and you’re done.
This has made my life a lot easier as I can accomplish the necessary steps to have Plex up and running with a quick keyboard shortcut. I hope that in a new release that this issue is resolved but as I have been enduring with this for months I took it into my own hands to create a solution. Hope this helps someone for the time being.
Same here - and unbelievable that this is not being fixed.
Basically all the same, but I might add, that when Plex runs at fullscreen, it is not a “Plex Media Player” Desktop, no, it is a Desktop # which is covered by Plex. If there are any other apps running, those are “behind” since Plex is always top-most.
the other thing is, if you use multiple displays, Plex in fullscreenmode on one and your focus (activity) is on the other, the menu bar is displayed on the PLEX-Screen. which bothers me a lot (cause I use it via Air-Play on my plasma TV, which runs into danger of burn-in).
Basically, all window-operations are messy with Plex.
Same goes when I change from fullscreen to windowed - the Plex-window does not have any frame which makes it impossible to resize or move around. Close and reopen and you have the frame once - which is also bothersome.
So in general, a very sloppy appearance of Plex-Player.
it’s been fixed recently. see https://github.com/plexinc/plex-media-player/issues/688
And the fixed was merged last week so will be part of future releases.
In the meantime, here are two testbuilds :