Videos in Chrome and Safari go to a new Space when enlarging to full screen

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by petercockroach, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. petercockroach macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007
    Hi all,

    I recently did an erase/upgrade to Mavericks. I'm finding that every time I go full screen with a video using Chrome or Safari, it transitions to a second Desktop space. I seem to recall this happening in 10.8 but it either stopped or I managed to disable it.

    Some searching tells me this has something to do with the YouTube HTML5 trial. After leaving the trial, the first video I clicked on fixed the issue (full screen happened immediately without the transition to a new desktop), but the second video didn't work.

    All videos on Vimeo do this too. It's kind of annoying and I want it to stop. Any nerds to the rescue would be greatly appreciated! :confused:
  2. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    I just did a search for this and found this topic. I also didn't have this issue in Mountain Lion but seems to have returned in Mavericks on all HTML5 videos — it's kinda jarring.

    I can't tell if it's intended by design, a bug in Mavericks, or something to do with my preferences. I'd like to see if everyone has this issue or not. Can a few others test and see what happens on their system when they fullscreen a HTML5 (non-Flash) video? This is a good video to test with:

    The effect should either be the video maximizes in the current space, or OS X will shift over to create a new space to open the video in and then once you un-full-screen the video it'll awkwardly have to shift back to Safari.
  3. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2013
    It switches to a new Space for me, too. What bothers me is the animation when you exit the video. I believe it's supposed to go right back to the browser window, but instead it goes to the Desktop THEN to the Space it came from.
  4. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    Yes, exactly! It minimizes to the size of the video in the browser, as though it's animating back to the browser, but then once minimized it abruptly switches the whole desktop to Safari.

    So if everyone has this issue then it must be a bug in Mavericks… likely one Apple engineers are aware of and will fix in a future version.

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