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Hi All,
This weekend, I updated my rMBP to osx El Capitan. Since then, when I operate Matlab 2015a in full screen mode, every time when I open a simulink file, or plot a large figure, it opens it in full screen as well. In a separate workspace. Then, when I try to close it, I am left in a completely black workspace. Of course, not really a significant problem, but it is getting annoying. Also because cmd+~ does not work anymore to switch from the opened simulink file/figure/whatever back to the command window.
The problem does not arise when matlab is in its standard non-full screen mode. AFAIK, i didn't change vital workspace settings after the update to El Cap.
Anybody already had the same 'problem'?
Many thanks in advance!
Kind regards,
Timo
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 22 Oct 2016
Edited: Walter Roberson on 22 Oct 2016
I confirm the same thing on my OS-X El Capitan with R2015b. It appears that launching Simulink in that circumstance triggers the creation of a second Desktop that has no background, and which the MATLAB session itself is not part of. I do not have Retina display.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 22 Oct 2016
In R2016b on El Capitan, if I have MATLAB and Simulink both full screen, and I "x" to close Simulink, and then I quit MATLAB, Simulink will get resurrected (will reappear) but no useful work in the zombie session will be possible as the MATLAB engine will be gone.

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Jorik
Jorik on 8 Oct 2015
While R2015b is supported on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), full screen dialog boxes is a known issue. It is listed under item 4 of: http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/246135
Instead of using full screen mode, I would advise to resize the window manually or maximize the window using the Alt button, I believe that uses the old-style maximize behavior.
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Timo
Timo on 8 Oct 2015
Edited: Timo on 8 Oct 2015
Ah did not see that item! Many thanks, now I at least know it's not my fault.

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Flavio Tonellli
Flavio Tonellli on 20 May 2016
Edited: Flavio Tonellli on 20 May 2016
I'm still facing the black workspace issue on matlab 2016a and Mac OS 10.11.5
It really annoy me when i work in full screen mode. Closing and opening new figure from a script generate a set of black useless workspace in my mission planner.

Suhas Jain Suresh
Suhas Jain Suresh on 22 Oct 2016
Any fix for this problem? I am still facing the same issue on R2016b.

Ismael Rodriguez
Ismael Rodriguez on 2 Feb 2016
Did you get MatLab 2015a to work on El Capitan OS X though? I am having trouble opening it after upgrading from Yosemite OS X.
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Timo
Timo on 11 Feb 2016
Yes, besides the above point I noticed no problems. Upgrading to 15b may help?

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