YouTube scroll bar in full screen

Nermal

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Hi everyone,

I've been having an issue with YouTube for a while, where the first time I put it in full screen it's fine, but then if I come out of full screen and back in, then I get a white border (a few cm wide) on the right and bottom edges of the screen. Toggling full screen a third time typically fixed it, so while it was an annoyance I didn't bother making a thread about it.

However, something has now changed (in the past day or so). When I go into full screen now, Safari's scroll bar still appears at the right-hand side of the screen (and if I use it, I can see the comments etc). Toggling in and out of full screen has no effect; I'm no longer seeing the plain white borders, but the scroll bar is refusing to go away, and it's distracting when watching predominantly-dark videos.

The same thing happens in the guest user account. I'm running Safari 12.0.2 on OS 10.13.6, with a GTX 960 if that matters. Has anyone else run into this? Any ideas on how to fix it?

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mikzn

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strange - same thing here on Safari Version 12.0.2 (14606.3.4) and mojave 10.14.2

oddly it does not happen with firefox 64.0.2
 
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Sko

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Same thing on Safari 11.1.2 (11605.3.8.1) and El Capitan 10.11.6, MacBook Air 2,1.
 

Nermal

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Right, looks like YouTube's broken something then. Why don't they test these things?! :mad:
 

Vinjo

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Hi everyone,

I've been having an issue with YouTube for a while, where the first time I put it in full screen it's fine, but then if I come out of full screen and back in, then I get a white border (a few cm wide) on the right and bottom edges of the screen. Toggling full screen a third time typically fixed it, so while it was an annoyance I didn't bother making a thread about it.

However, something has now changed (in the past day or so). When I go into full screen now, Safari's scroll bar still appears at the right-hand side of the screen (and if I use it, I can see the comments etc). Toggling in and out of full screen has no effect; I'm no longer seeing the plain white borders, but the scroll bar is refusing to go away, and it's distracting when watching predominantly-dark videos.

The same thing happens in the guest user account. I'm running Safari 12.0.2 on OS 10.13.6, with a GTX 960 if that matters. Has anyone else run into this? Any ideas on how to fix it?

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Since today i got the same problem... i think YouTube messed something up. I already send them a report
 

fokmik

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On Safari you still have the scroll down to comments ability while in full screen?
 
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