Windows 10: Browser video won't stay full screen

Discus and support Browser video won't stay full screen in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Hey everyone, When I'm watching a video full screen within my browser (Firefox) it will randomly leave the full screen view and go back to the... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by shingy, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. shingy Win User

    Browser video won't stay full screen


    Hey everyone,

    When I'm watching a video full screen within my browser (Firefox) it will randomly leave the full screen view and go back to the standard view. It doesn't always happen, but I'd guess it occurs about a third of the time. It seems to happen mostly when I'm viewing a video on Youtube, but it does happen on embedded Youtube videos that are on another site and videos using other platforms like Vimeo. I've had this issue using both flash and html5 players, different versions of windows, Firefox browsers, and even different computers. Given that, I suspect it has something to do with my Firefox configuration, but I have no clue what could be causing it and since the problem doesn't occur all the time, it's hard to troubleshoot.

    Has anyone run into this and/or have any suggestions on what might be going on?

    Thanks,
    Jason

    :)
     
    shingy, Mar 27, 2017
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  2. Taskbar in fullscreen videos

    I noticed recently that when viewing full screen videos on my laptop, the taskbar stays on and fully or partially obstructs the volume control, the play/pause button, etc. It doesn't matter which video site or browser I use, the taskbar won't go away on
    my laptop screen. I have also found that when pressing F11 to view the browser in full screen, the taskbar again stays on.

    I have an external dell monitor and the taskbar still disappears when a video plays in full screen or when viewing browsers in full screen.

    I do not recall changing any settings. "Lock the taskbar" was set to off but the issue occurs with and without it on. Any ideas?
     
    Goodell Must Go, Mar 27, 2017
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  3. Problem with fullscreen on 1 display and not the other

    yes it does. Only web browsers will not leave full screen video or web page.

    This is why you make the 1. NORMAL windows mode to cover the whole screen as in dragging the corner of window from top left to lower right, and browsers too.

    2. Then you have FULL window (Lock) mode, and that is the icon next to EXIT RED X.

    3. Then you have full screen with nothing but Video or a webpage.

    Now if you had Windows media player playing on one screen in full screen, and you click on desktop or press certain function keys, then it exits full screen.

    But if WMP is in full screen and you have open windows or apps on the other screen, you can work with them and the Video would not come out of full screen. usually the desktop clicking does it.

    I am actually watching a Video now in WMP on 2nd screen and typing on here on main screen and clicking on task bar between open windows and it stays full screen.

    So just avoid click on the desktop.
     
    seahawks65, Mar 27, 2017
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  4. Bigfoot Win User

    Browser video won't stay full screen

    No suggestions here, but wanted to say that I've been using Firefox too and often watch videos on YouTube and on other sites where they're embedded, and have never had that problem before.
     
    Bigfoot, Mar 27, 2017
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  5. shingy Win User
    Thanks for your response, Bigfoot
     
    shingy, Mar 28, 2017
    #5
  6. shingy Win User
    Anyone have any ideas? This is beyond annoying!
     
    shingy, Apr 5, 2018
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