Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

A youtube video exits fullscreen when someone instant messages me on pidgin. I have Pidgin set to be minimized when for new conversation windows. Sadly I cant find an option to prevent this exit of youtube in full screen. This does not happen when Im watching a dvd in full screen though.

Is the only option available to me 'Hide New IM conversations' so the only alert is the system tray/notification area pidgin icon?

Thanks for any reply.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

It is a problem with Flash, whereby any screen that gets focus pulls it out of full screen mode. Lifehacker has an article on how to fix this (don't be fooled by dual monitor) it is useful on single monitor PCs as well. The only caveat to this is I haven't tried this with the newest Flash.

Second Lifehacker article about Flash 10.1

share|improve this answer
Thanks mate, top answer! – Ralph Jul 19 '10 at 19:50
This seems very useful, but it looks like it's Windows only. Any equivalent for a 64-bit Linux? – rumtscho Jul 19 '10 at 20:26
Sorry, I don't know of anything for Linux, or any other OS other than Windows for that matter. – steve.lippert Jul 19 '10 at 20:44

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .