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Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos?

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Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? dbieon12 1/31/10 7:40 PM
Google Chrome version (type in about:version into the address bar): 4.0.249.78
Operating System: Windows XP

When I load a youtube video and try to play it in fullscreen, pressing the ESC key does not exit as the player is designed to do.  It will stay on top, not respond to any clicking but it does continue to play the video and audio.  Just wondering, as of now the only way I can close the player is to hit Ctrl-Shift-ESC and load Task Manager.  Here I kill the Google Flash Player process.  However this doesn't simply close the player it kills any embedded flash file, as if it's not installed.
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? dwight.stegall 1/31/10 8:02 PM
you have to press F11 or move your cursor to top center screen and a dropdownwillappear
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? bias.free 3/17/10 3:31 AM
This happens to me as well... not trying to fix it, just lending support.
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? Pokémon 3/22/10 9:18 PM
I, too, am having this problem. For me, it only occurs with some high definition videos. I have noticed that if I let the video fully load (as in, waiting two or three minutes for the bar at the bottom of the video to completely fill) before switching to it full screen (maximizing the video), the problem does not occur. In addition, some videos will immediately pause upon switching them to full screen, and have to be unpaused before continuing to play. I do not know if this is related to the above problem, but I thought I would include it for completeness. None of these problems occur in the other browsers I have installed, but I really like Google Chrome which is why I continue to use it even with these few shortcomings.  

I am running Google Chrome version 4.1.249.1036 (Official Build 41514), have the latest version of Flash, 10.0 r45, and am using Windows 7 Home Premium as my operating system.
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? Pokémon 3/22/10 9:33 PM
This is a slight amendment to my previous post. Apparently allowing the videos to fully load does not always solve the problem, as I just experienced the above problem even after allowing the video fully load before switching it to full screen. I apologize for the inaccurate information before.
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? SthrnDixieCwgrl 3/23/10 5:28 AM
I have had a lot of issues with this browser and since I have the most recent stable version it is not that stable and looks like I will be moving back to either IE8 or Firefox
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? Pokémon 3/31/10 8:03 PM
I just read yesterday on the Chromium blog that there has been a sort of "marriage" between Google and Adobe, and among other things, Flash will be integrated into the Chrome browser. Perhaps this will solve many of the problems with YouTube that users have been having. In addition, they are testing a new feature which allows users to disable individual plug-ins, which is a step in the right direction in my opinion since this will help with troubleshooting current and future problems.

Source: http://blog.chromium.org/2010/03/bringing-improved-support-for-adobe.html
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? mayorofbayswater 11/13/10 8:38 AM
i resolved this by using the POP out function ... if i use the FULLSCREEN mode, the screen goes BLANK (white) ... i do not have this problem with firefox or IE.

Cant believe that Chrome has not resolved this issue, especially since youtube is now owned by Google !
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? sprinkler specialist 12/1/10 12:04 PM
there is a "pop out" tab on the bottom right hand corner of the youtube video player...hit that, it will take you to full screen.
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? JFSG 2/10/11 7:45 PM
I'm having the same issue. When I get into Full screen mode, the whole screen goes blank...
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? Quabbe 2/10/11 8:00 PM
I'm having exactly the same problem on my Alienware m11x R2. It only started happening in the last few days. Firefox is fine, so it is definitely something localized to Chrome.

Google Chrome: 9.0.597.94
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? NickShaun 2/10/11 11:37 PM
same problem here..... when I go to full screen mode in youtube, it goes blank.... not only youtube, any video goes blank in full screen......
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? pedroashes 2/11/11 9:30 AM
I have an Alienware m11x R2 and it's happening to me too. All videos, it goes blank, only in chrome.
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? rubncto 2/11/11 12:53 PM
I too have an Alienware m11x , and it all goes black, I can hear sound but no video to be seen. It might be a problem with graphics?
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? Jannto 2/14/11 9:29 AM
Right click Youtube video frame and select settings. Go to leftmost submenu (on the bottom) and UNCHECK Enable hardware acceleration. Full frame should work now.
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? Abimesh 3/4/11 7:53 PM
I have the same problem. switched to firefox..
Ironical youtube doesn't work properly on Google's own browser :)
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? Vieeeeeeeeet 3/17/11 9:40 PM
HERE'S THE BEST WAY TO FIX THIS!!

1. Next to the fullscreen button is the expand button. Press it.
2. Its still black/frozen, right? Refresh the page.
3. The video should still be in the expand mode.
4. Then you can press fullscreen.
5. There you go; not frozen/black anymore!
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? Rakista 7/2/11 3:06 PM
Works now, you might have to update your video card drivers.  
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? herpyderpson 7/11/11 11:17 PM
Update your Java to the latest version.
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? sureshbabu233 8/14/11 7:35 AM
My youtube videos on chrome did not play for some period. this blog helped me to solve the problem.

thank u very much
Re: Why does Chrome not work with fullscreen Youtube videos? Cristiano_ 8/17/11 3:24 PM
Waiting the fix you can right click on the video and select "open in a new window" where you'll find the fullscreen button in a excellent shape
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