[xmonad] Can't view youtube video full screen!

Lewis Cawthorne llcawthorne at archlinux.us
Sat Jan 2 18:08:39 EST 2010

Thanks for reminding me to fix fullscreen Flash on my laptop real quick!

The same solution mentioned elsewhere in this thrad (isFullscreen --> 
doFullFloat) has given me normal Flash fullscreening on two other 
machines (and now on a third).  isFullscreen and doFullFloat are from 
the XMonad.Hooks.ManageHelpers.

Here's more details on the functions and associated import, along with a 
simple example:

In the example, you can obviously ignore the KDE something and the 
'stalonetray' and transcience of the example.  You do not necessarily 
need to use ComposeOne either (isFullscreen and doFullFloat work with 
ComposeAll just fine).  'transience' is also not necessary to solve the 
Flash problem.

If this doesn't fix it, post back here for more help and/or file a bug 
report.  The last two bug reports on this have been closed though (one 
was a duplicate, and the other was decided as a non-issue since it was 
fixable through this method).  [Bugs #226, #261].  Another related bug 
report (#313) indicates that these functions (isFullscreen and 
doFullFloat) should be in Core come version 1.0 rather than requiring an 

Either way, hopefully adding (isFullscreen --> doFullFloat) to 
ManageHook (after the associated import) can fix the problem of the two 
people that have posted issues with fullscreen Flash and the like.

Lewis Cawthorne

On 01/02/2010 01:55 PM, Yuliang Wang wrote:
> If I click the full screen button on youtube, the video pops up to a 
> new tiling window, but if I press Alt+Space to change the layout so 
> that the video window becomes full screen, the window closes instead.
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Yuliang Wang
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