[browser] No way to exit fullscreen mode from the chrome

Bug #1331475 reported by Olivier Tilloy on 2014-06-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Giorgio Venturi

Bug Description

Fullscreen support just landed in webbrowser-app (see bug #1308947).

The current implementation assumes websites are well-behaved and provide a button or any other user-friendly way of exiting fullscreen (video players usually provide a button for this, see e.g. youtube).
If the website doesn’t provide such a functionality, then the user can end up trapped in fullscreen mode with no way to get back to a windowed state and access the chrome. When that happens, the only "fix" is to close the browser app, thus closing all open tabs.

We need designs for the fullscreen mode, with at the very least a button or gesture to exit it.

Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2014-06-18
tags: added: rtm14
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi)
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

That’s a entirely separate issue.

Fullscreen doesn’t apply only to videos, it allows any element on a page to be made fullscreen (including images, div blocks, …). For those fullscreen cases that don’t involve a video, we need to provide the user an explicit way to exit fullscreen mode. See for example what firefox mobile does: http://www.html5rocks.com/en/mobile/fullscreen/#toc-letuserchoose.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: High → Low
summary: - No way to exit fullscreen mode from the chrome
+ [browser] No way to exit fullscreen mode from the chrome
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2014-09-03
tags: removed: rtm14
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2014-09-25
Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: New → Triaged
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2014-10-21
Changed in webbrowser-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
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