macOS "Enter Full Screen" moved to "Window" menu with "View" menu removed (2.0.10)


#1

…this seems a change to a non-standard way of doing things.

Just tried half a dozen apps and every single one has the option to enter full screen in the View menu, none had it in the Window menu.


#2

The commit which made the change gave a few examples of apps that have the new behaviour: https://hg.libsdl.org/SDL/rev/209066a82aef


#3

Yes a small handful of apps do it the (now) SDL way, so I suppose you could argue the case.

By far the majority of apps place the option in the View menu though.


#4

Here are two different excerpts from the Apple Human Interface Guidelines (HIG).
https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/macos/menus/menu-bar-menus/

Excerpt 1:
Provide a View menu even if your app only supports a subset of the
standard view functions. For example, if your app doesn’t include a
tab bar, toolbar, or sidebar, but does support full-screen mode,
provide a View menu that includes only the Enter/Exit Full Screen menu
item.

Excerpt 2:
Add the Enter Full Screen menu item to the Window menu if your app
doesn’t have a View menu. Position it before the Bring All to Front
menu item, and continue providing separate Minimize and Zoom menu
items.

So as what to do: ¯_(ツ)_/¯