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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Flash video fullscreen playing behind browser

    I have fixed this problem on 5 opensuse machines now. You can find the method to do it below. Follow the directions exactly, don't vary from them and it will fix the problem.

    Flash video fullscreen always in background. Found a solution for KDE.

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    Default Re: Flash video fullscreen playing behind browser

    brucecadieux, thank you for linking that workaround.

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    any ideas for Gnome?

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    Default Re: Flash video fullscreen playing behind browser

    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    I simply click to minimise firefox when this happens and it brings the full screen video to the front (true full screen without taskbar).

    This works in both windows and opensuse 11.4 KDE.

    Definitely not an opensuse or profile problem but either firefox or flash specific.
    I can confirm this one works for me at the moment, but I guess I'll try brucecadieux's fix to prevent it from happening again.

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    Default Re: Flash video fullscreen playing behind browser

    Here is my solution for gnome. It works for me on Gnome 3 on Fedora 15

    install devilspie
    make the directory .devilspie in your home directory
    put the below code into a text editor and save the file as /home/your-username/.devilspie/flash-fullscreen.ds

    Code:
    (if
        (is (application_name) "npviewer.bin")
        (begin
           (focus)
        )
    )
    This will bring the flash window into focus, just like what happens when you alt+tab to the next window.
    That should solve the problem.

    Next run the command to test it
    devilspie
    Test video at ESPN Video: Watch Sports Videos and Highlights Online - ESPN

    If it worked then you want the program to auto start. To do this run the command
    gnome-session-properties
    Click the add button
    In the Name box type devilspie
    In the Command box type devilspie
    Click Add button

    Now you're done . All that is left to do is to log out and back in again for the auto start to kick in. Or you could just press Alt+F2 and type devilspie, if it's not already loaded.


    If for some reason you want the flash video to "Stay Above All Windows" as well, you can just add the new line "(above)", like in the code below.
    We still need the "(focus)" line because for me switching to fullscreen didn't give the window any focus without it.

    Code:
    (if
        (is (application_name) "npviewer.bin")
        (begin
           (focus)
           (above)
        )
    )

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    Default Re: Flash video fullscreen playing behind browser

    Sorry for the double post, I don't see an edit feature.

    The config file in the previous post only works for Firefox.

    Here's the Chrome solution
    Chrome - save as flash-fullscreen-chrome.ds
    Code:
    (if
        (is (application_name) "exe")
        (begin
           (focus)
        )
    )
    Note that it uses the application name exe. This is all I could find for the windows name. Please do say if you know of a better way to reference it.

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