Problem with full screen on Safari

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  1. sthlmscripter macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi everyone!
    For some reason my Safari have decided to always play full screen video in a new space. This is kind of irritating because in some cases, on some web pages, the full screen mode now doesn't work at all. When I click on symbol with the double arrows under the video nothing just happens.
    So how do I change it back so Safari plays full screen videos on the desktop I'm actually watching?
    All suggestions is appreciated!
     
  2. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I think it's a Mavericks thing (if you have it). I find it annoying as well and do not have a solution for it.
     
  3. sthlmscripter thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. sthlmscripter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello! I found a solution by myself. Seemed that I had some kind of trouble with the Flash Player. Because when I uninstalled it and installed an older version of it (just to be safe) - it worked!
    Now when I click on "full screen" the video go full screen and stays in space. Hurray!:D
     
  5. Kobayagi macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having the same problem. Especially with youtube. When I press a video to go to full screen, it goes to a new space, creating that annoying and slow transition effect. But some video's go full screen right away.

    I also have this problem when watching a movie with VLC. But yesterday, I found a solution for that.

    If you also don't like this effect, in VLC: go to properties, and on the interface tab, uncheck the second box that's saying something like: Use standard fullscreen mode (not 100% sure because my VLC is in Dutch :p )

    As for Safari, I'll also try an older version of Flash. But I'll need to click on a few video's to be sure, because as I said, some video's open without the transition and some with.

    Maybe it's the same for the OP?
     
  6. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I was under the impression that there have recently been a couple of "crucial" software upgrades to Flash Player to address security issues for all versions prior to 12.0.0.70.

    Just a heads up on the off chance that you were not aware of the issue...:D
     
  7. Kobayagi, Feb 25, 2014
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    Kobayagi macrumors 6502a

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    I just uninstalled Flash and youtube still works.. ? I thought it shouldn't work without it. And I checked, I'm not on HTML5.

    And going fullscreen still opens a new space in Safari, very annoying.

    So my question is, do I need the flash player at all since youtube works without. :roll eyes:

    Edit: Actually, I do need flash ^^ youtube just said it needs the plug-in
     

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