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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,
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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Accepted Answer

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:
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 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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More Answers (3)

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 on 11 Feb 2016
Yes, besides the above point I noticed no problems. Upgrading to 15b may help?

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