Tearing off tabs with flash video causes it to fullscreen on the wrong monitor

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Firefox
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8 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: Benjamin Xiao, Unassigned)

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Windows 7
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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b8pre) Gecko/20101123 Firefox/4.0b8pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b8pre) Gecko/20101123 Firefox/4.0b8pre

If you view video clips on http://www.tbs.com/video/conan/ on one monitor (let's call this monitor 1) and then attempt to tear off the tab and drag it to your other monitor (monitor 2), clicking the fullscreen button will cause the video to display in fullscreen on monitor 1 instead of monitor 2. Simply moving the window instead of tearing off tabs does not exhibit this behavior.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Watch a video clip on http://www.tbs.com/video/conan/
2. Tear off the tab containing the video clip and drag the resulting window to another monitor.
3. Fullscreen
4. Notice that it fullscreens on the original monitor the tab was created on, not the monitor that the tab was moved to.
Actual Results:  
The flash video in the torn off tab fullscreens on the monitor that it originated on, rather than the monitor that it was dragged to.

Expected Results:  
The flash video in the torn off tab should fullscreen on whatever monitor it is on.
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Updated

8 years ago
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 1

7 years ago
This is happening in Firefox 4 (First official release) under Windows XP SP3 32-Bit as well.  As a side note, it *MAY* be related to some strangeness I noted about the new Firefox 4 not accepting middle-clicks on the title-bar which how I would normally move Firefox 3 to my other monitor.  I have to drag a Firefox window over there to get it onto the second monitor now, so it's a 3-step process now, Restore-down, drag to second monitor, maximize.  The video always goes full-screen on the screen on which the original tab was CREATED.

Comment 2

7 years ago
Hi, 
We are quality engineer in Adobe, and responsible for the testing for Flash Player. We are also experiencing the same issue. 

Our configuration is that, Window XP/Win 7 + Firefox4 + Flash Player 10.2.x and 10.3.x. 
With Firefox 3.6.x, there is no this kind of issue. 

Thanks,
Xingming Jia
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Comment 3

7 years ago
This problem is kind of hard to test until bug 644766 is fixed since it is currently impossible to hit the fullscreen button. However, when I right click on the flash player, the menu appears on the other screen so I am assuming this bug still exists in current Nightlies.

Comment 4

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> This problem is kind of hard to test until bug 644766 is fixed since it is
> currently impossible to hit the fullscreen button. However, when I right
> click on the flash player, the menu appears on the other screen so I am
> assuming this bug still exists in current Nightlies.

The fullscreen button in question is the one on the flash player, not the browser's fullscreen button.  Most flash players (embeded on webpages) have a button that causes the flash player itself to go full-screen.  

Please be aware that this bug has nothing to do with Firefox's full-sceen mode.
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Comment 5

7 years ago
Yes I was talking about the fullscreen button in the flash player.

Comment 6

7 years ago
Happens in 7.0 Beta too. You can get flash to full-screen on the correct monitor by moving the main (original) Firefox to the monitor you want the full screen on and then once you have the flash in full-screen, you can move your Firefox window back.

In other words, the flash full screen uses the monitor of the original Firefox windows location when pressing full screen, not the location of the new teared off tab.
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