you tube full screen not really full

Bug #376815 reported by Rizwan Rafique on 2009-05-15
This bug affects 61 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu: Jaunty (KDE and gnome both have the issue)
Package: flashplugin-nonfree (
Browser: Firefox 3.0.10 (currently)
Graphics card: nVidia 7800 GTX
Graphics driver: nvidia -glx-180 (180.44-0ubuntu1)
Other information: dual-head using nvidia's control panel (meaning no xrandr etc)
Architecture: x86

I have been having this issue with flash for a while (since atleast Hardy). My youtube videos don't go fullscreen. All other flash-video based sites I've checked work fine.

What exactly happens: Fullscreen opens but actual video size is just slightly bigger than the original in the middle on the full screen and rest of the screen around it is black.

Also, this has been checked with opensource flash plugin for mozilla and it works. But that one is flickery on full screen for all flash vids. flashplugin-nonfree however is flawless for all other sites checked except youtube. Not sure why is that. May be some special script youtube uses or something else.

If more information is needed please let me know.

description: updated
affects: ubuntu → flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)

Mine is doing this also. It does this on my dual head laptop running nVidia TwinView, and on a dual head desktop with an ATI card. I tried running separate X sessions on my laptop, rather than TwinView, and that still did not work.

Any ideas on what might be causing this or if it is able to be fixed?

Seeing this too

sdowney717 (sdowney717) wrote :

i just noticed this. running karmic.
full screen is just a little bigger with a large black border

Me (tux089) wrote :

This also occurs for me, though I am using xrandr and the intel driver, it only occurs here when I add in the second display

Lord_JABA (lordjaba) wrote :

Nvidia gt440 TwinView ubuntu 11.04- the same problem.
Nink to ubuntu forums thread:

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Same here on Ubuntu Studio 11.10 (XFce) with an Nvidia 8600GT, nouveau driver and 2x 1280x1024 monitors.

Lord_JABA (lordjaba) wrote :

Is this will ever be fixed? Or everyone simply given up on this?

Luar Roji (cyberplant) wrote :

I still have this issue but now I'm using a plugin called "MaximizeFlash" that helps.

Sicco van Sas (sicco) wrote :

I have the same problem on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with a Nvdia GeForce GT 540M. The problem occurs on both Firefox and Chrome, but only when using two screens. I try to maximize flash video's, but the video stays approximately the same size and the rest of the screen is filled with black. I added a screenshot.

R. Steve McKown (rsmckown) wrote :

Same issue here. 32-bit Xubuntu 12.04 LTS latest updates. Thinkpad X201 w/internal Intel video, using 2 1600x1200 external monitors.

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