changing applications using ALT-tab in full screen mode will not exit the full screen video. instead, it will switch to firefox and leave the normal view in pause. With Flash video, it automatically Escapes full screen mode when ALT-TABbing See screenshot Repro: 1) install trunk nightly on windows: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2b1pre) Gecko/20091007 Namoroka/3.6b1pre 2) go to a ogg video (eg. see url) 3) Play video, and then right click -> Full Screen 4) When video is in full screen, click ALT-TAB 5) Verify firefox comes to focus, but the FS video is playing in the background, with a frozen normal video in foreground Actual: - ALT-TAB a FS video will keep playing in the background behind the application Expected: - ALT-TAB a FS video should exit FS mode, just like flash.
Assignee: nobody → dao
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #409571 - Flags: review?(dolske)
To be honest, I prefer the current behaviour over Flash's. Having dual monitors, it has always bothered me that I can't watch flash video fullscreen on one monitor while interacting with applications on the other monitor. Even in the single monitor case, I would prefer that the video continued playing fullscreen when I control-tab to another application. Why do we think that it is a good thing to copy flash? I have heard others complain about how flash handles this and doing a google search (http://www.google.com/search?q=flash+fullscreen+dual+monitor) shows many results of people complaining about this and hacks to fix it (including using a HEX editor on the flash dll on Windows)
I guess we could add a hidden pref, but we should optimize this for single-monitor setups first and foremost.
(In reply to comment #4) > I guess we could add a hidden pref Or detect if there are multiple monitors, but I don't know if there's a reliable way to do that. I think looking at screen.left would work if the video played on the right monitor.
Comment on attachment 409571 [details] [diff] [review] patch Yeah, a followup on having a pref or (better yet) automagically handling multiple monitors would be the way to go. We should at least take this to fix the single-monitor issue in comment 0.
Attachment #409571 - Flags: review?(dolske) → review+
Filed bug 527298.
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 3.7a1
Attachment #409571 - Flags: approval1.9.2? → approval1.9.2+
This may have caused a regression, see bug 530654. Also, no test?
Verified fixed on 1.9.2 with builds on all platforms like Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.2b5pre) Gecko/20091126 Namoroka/3.6b5pre ID:20091126033851
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