How to watch Youtube fullscreen on one monitor of a dual-monitor display, in Linux?
If I do it in Google Chrome, as soon as I do anything at the other monitor, Chrome jumps back to normal window.
Edit: added that OS is Linux.
Finally I stumbled upon a very easy solution:
- Go to a video on YouTube, in this example I am going to use http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v2L2UGZJAM
Modify the link slightly (this works with ANY video on YouTube)
Enjoy your video!
You can also press F11 if you want to toggle between fullscreen mode (in your browser, not the video itself) which will increase the size of the image slightly.
This is the default behavior of Flash in a browser, and you need to tweak Flash itself to work around the issue. I've had luck with FlashHacker in the past, and the dev now has a Chrome-specific version:
The workaround I use is to zoom in on the page (command+ on a Mac).
Certainly not perfect but is doing a great job, allowing me to watch the Olympics on one monitor while working on another.
I use VLC for that. It can even load playlists (might need some extra scripts for that to work). Also it skips advertisments.
Just press Ctrl+N and enter youtube url.
I use a Firefox plugin that automatically changes all YouTube videos to HTML5 (converts them on the spot). HTML5 video doesn't break when I click somewhere else.
I was looking for the same solution and suddenly reminded about minitube which does the job perfectly. Just enter unique video id or use the searcher.