Saturday, February 1, 2014

[TIP] Multi Monitor Full Screen Flash

You are extending your desktop on a second monitor and you want to play a full screen flash video, while working on the other monitor. If you use the other monitor the video will exit the full screen. Let's learn how to prevent this.

Solution

  1. First we need to install GHex and use it to open libflashplayer.so; open a terminal window and run:
  2. sudo apt-get install ghex -y && sudo updatedb && sudo ghex `locate libflashplayer.so`
    
  3. On GHex main window select Edit > Find and type _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW. Click Find.

  4. Close the Find window and replace the N with an A:

  5. Save the file (File > Save ) and restart your browser.

NOTE: You will need to repeat this steps if flash gets updated.

References

UBUNTU MULTI-MONITOR TWEAKS (FULL SCREEN FLASH FIXES, SPAN WALLPAPER ACROSS MONITORS, MORE)

3 comments:

  1. Didn't work on me with Chrome. Worked for Firefox.

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    1. That's unfortunate, because it works on Chrome with me.

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  2. THIS WILL subtly improve my life, as this problem occurs frequently for me. Girlfriend wants to watch some youtube video and I want to compute something on the other monitor. Now the video will stay maximized.

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