When I click the fullscreen button on flash video players (YouTube, vimeo, etc), most of the time it fullscreens for a split second and then exits fullscreen. I have to spam the button really fast and get lucky for the fullscreen mode to "stick." Any ideas?
I've had this problem for a while now, any help is appreciated!
Are you using Gnome 3.8?
Last edited by Jodell (2013-04-25 20:42:02)
I am but this has been a problem even before 3.6
I have the same problem. The first flash fullscreen works, in a firefox or chromium session. Then, if I try again to watch a flash video in fullscreen, it goes fullscreen for a second then the webpage is back with the video freezing. The videoplayback is continuing in another layer, I can hear the sound. If I click on the top of the window, the video continue embedded.
If have extra/flashplugin
the content of /etc/adobe/mms.cfg
# Adobe player settings
AVHardwareDisable = 0
FullScreenDisable = 0
LocalFileReadDisable = 1
FileDownloadDisable = 1
FileUploadDisable = 1
LocalStorageLimit = 1
ThirdPartyStorage = 1
AssetCacheSize = 10
AutoUpdateDisable = 1
LegacyDomainMatching = 0
LocalFileLegacyAction = 0
AllowUserLocalTrust = 0
# DisableSockets = 1
OverrideGPUValidation = 1
I try many parameter combinations without success.
I have the exact same problem, using GNOME 3.8.
With youtube videos this does not happen, fullscreen toggle works as expected. Other like blip.tv and vimeo a 'plugin-container' window appears instead, but isn't hightlighted automatically - you must use Alt-Tab or use the favorites/taskbar under 'Activities' and click on it.
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there is a workaround to get flash working in fullscreen. I found it at http://askubuntu.com/questions/305417/a … ull-screen:
1. Install devilspie:
pacman -S devilspie
2. Create a directory ~/.devilspie and a configuration file named flash-fullscreen-firefox.ds in there, with the following content:
(if (is (application_name) "plugin-container") (begin (focus) ) )
3. Make devilspie autostart by creating a devilspie.desktop file in the ~/.config/autostart directory, with the following content:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Devilspie GenericName=Devilspie Exec=/usr/bin/devilspie
Wow, great! Works for me.
And you can do this for chromium like this:
(is (application_name) "exe")
At least, it is working 4 me!
I know it's a bit old... but just wanted to point out https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/ … -my-focus/ also does the trick in case anyone else stumbles into this problem.