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Windows 7: firefox and windows minimizing help

02 Aug 2010   #1
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 
firefox and windows minimizing help

not sure if its possible but when theres a video like bbc iplayer or youtube playing on the second monitor/tv in fullscreen and i click on my main monitor desktop the video playing reverts back to standard size,
is there anyway of keeping it fullscreen while im working on my main monitor?
thanks


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02 Aug 2010   #2
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ugh I HATE that too, but it's not a FF issue, happens in IE too. It's a flash issue

As soon as the flash fullscreen loses focus it reverts back.

Almost as bad as the iTunes player that will not play fullscreen on a second monitor even if you full screen it from there.

In this day and age, a lot of coders still don't bother to be multi monitor friendly.
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02 Aug 2010   #3
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

is there no work around either?
seems like it should be quite easy to implement, its 2010 and i was watching a video about how there making the Minority Report interface real but you cant watch flash video's on a second monitor in fullscreen while working on your main monitor!
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02 Aug 2010   #4
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I know, that's an annoyance. Unfortunately, I don't know of a working fix. What I do sometimes, though this is usually more trouble than it's worth but if it's a YouTube video, I'll use a downloader and then watch it in WMP.
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02 Aug 2010   #5
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

yeh i thought of that aswell m8 but really shouldnt need to,
what is the reasoning behind having flash like this anyone know?
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02 Aug 2010   #6
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I havent found a way, flash simply aborts fullscreen when you remove focus.

I presume that they figure in a single screen scenario you can't click on anything else, but if you want to get rid of the screen, alt+tabing to another app will minimize it. Most other people rely on the Esc key for that. They probably think its a feature, but when you have dual monitors it blows (My second one is my TV)

"Hey Adobe! Maybe I DO want to watch a full screen flash video on one monitor while typing on the other screen thank you!"

Anyway, sorry I can't help, but I'll be watching in case someone knows of a flash reg hack that'll fix it or something...
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