screensaver appear while watching a video in firefox

Bug #510024 reported by eng.hafez on 2010-01-20
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
Invalid
Wishlist
firefox (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.5

inary package hint: firefox-3.5

karmic ubuntu 9.10

screensaver appear while watching a video in firefox.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wednesday, January 20 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox 3.5.7
(Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100106 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.7)

Uname: Linux 2.6.31-10-generic x86_64

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Jan 20 11:46:21 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: firefox-3.5 3.5.7+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: firefox-3.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic i686

We definitely want this for full-screen videos (bug 517870). But I'm not sure we want it for other videos, since those are as likely to be advertisements as main content.

Screen savers themselves might be pointless nowadays, but our decision also affects security (auto-locking is often tied to screensavers) and power consumption (since we'd disable display sleep and computer sleep too).

> But I'm not sure
> we want it for other videos, since those are as likely to be advertisements as
> main content.

Good point. Still there are some scenarios where this won't work e.g.
- if you want to show a video of a speech alongside the slides of the speech
- if you want to show two videos at the same time - e.g. separate video for language signs
- if you want to show a video and one or more canvases displaying other data (e.g. the shuttle lift-off demo)
I recognize that those are minor cases, but they should be still taken into account.

eng.hafez (eng-ahmed-91) wrote :

Binary package hint: firefox-3.5

inary package hint: firefox-3.5

karmic ubuntu 9.10

screensaver appear while watching a video in firefox.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wednesday, January 20 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox 3.5.7
(Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100106 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.7)

Uname: Linux 2.6.31-10-generic x86_64

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Jan 20 11:46:21 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: firefox-3.5 3.5.7+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: firefox-3.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic i686

eng.hafez (eng-ahmed-91) wrote :
Monkey (monkey-libre) wrote :

Please try the next:
System > Preferences > Screensaver > change the minutes of the screensaver

eng.hafez (eng-ahmed-91) wrote :

Monkey:
"Please try the next:
System > Preferences > Screensaver > change the minutes of the screensaver"

I don't think that it is a permanent solution I can change the minutes of the screensaver or stop it ,but the solution is while watching avedio the screensaver should stop automatically

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this to Ubuntu. Are you trying to watch HTML5 videos or Flash videos?

Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
eng.hafez (eng-ahmed-91) wrote :

Micah Gersten :
"Thank you for reporting this to Ubuntu. Are you trying to watch HTML5 videos or Flash videos?"
i don't know what is HTML5 videos
but i am sure that this happens for flash videos

eng.hafez (eng-ahmed-91) on 2010-01-22
description: updated
Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can communicate with upstream through Launchpad now. If you need to respond to a question, you can click the Reply to Mozilla Bugzilla link in the bug (These will appear after the upstream bug is imported).
I'm going to mark it as Triaged and wait for upstream to work on this. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better! Please report any other issues you may find.

Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in firefox:
status: Unknown → New
eng.hafez (eng-ahmed-91) wrote :

thank you Micah for your hard effort

I'm not in love with this solution, but how about a context menu item on video elements that disables the screen saver during playback of a particular video instance?

Changed in firefox:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
tags: added: karmic lucid maverick
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Moving this to the Firefox source as the firefox-3.5 source is no longer in any stable releases.

affects: firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu) → firefox (Ubuntu)
Changed in firefox:
status: New → Confirmed

I believe this is resolved.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 517870 ***

Changed in firefox:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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