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Get Rid of annoying full-screen notification for streaming video

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Get Rid of annoying full-screen notification for streaming video

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Post by Stevo » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:20 pm

This is for Mozilla-based browsers, such as Firefox and Pale Moon.

You know, that warning pop-up you see every time you have a Youtube or other streaming video display full screen and it displays the same warning you've seen enough times already, for Pete's sake!

Just type about:config in the address bar, open up the configuration, search for "full-screen-api.warning.timeout", and set the value to "0". No more pop-up!

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Re: Get Rid of annoying full-screen notification for streaming video

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Post by Adrian » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:37 pm

Thanks, I don't like when software is spammy like that...

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Re: Get Rid of annoying full-screen notification for streaming video

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Post by Redacted » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:21 pm

Yes, thanks.
With previous Pale Moons, if I remember correctly, it was enough to set full-screen-api.approval-required to false.
I didn't think of changing the timeout value, and was screaming at the computer every time I went full screen.

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Re: Get Rid of annoying full-screen notification for streaming video

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Post by sunrat » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:38 pm

Thanks Stevo! I don't really need to be told when a video is fullscreen, it's pretty obvious. ;)

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Re: Get Rid of annoying full-screen notification for streaming video

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Post by jbMacAZ » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:46 pm

Thanks. I remember a Windows hack that literally patched the flash plugin to shut off that notification. I had thought this nuisance message was the only downside switching to Linux!
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Re: Get Rid of annoying full-screen notification for streaming video

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Post by Stevo » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:01 pm

The only pro that I can see for the notification is that it told the absolute beginner how to get out of fullscreen if they were totally confounded by that, but I doubt that's many of our users. i wonder if we can add that tweak to our default Firefox configuration.

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Re: Get Rid of annoying full-screen notification for streaming video

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Post by Adrian » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:08 pm

Stevo wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:01 pm
The only pro that I can see for the notification is that it told the absolute beginner how to get out of fullscreen if they were totally confounded by that, but I doubt that's many of our users. i wonder if we can add that tweak to our default Firefox configuration.
It should be obvious, pressing Esc to get out of something pretty much is the default behavior...

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Re: Get Rid of annoying full-screen notification for streaming video

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Post by Mauser » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:45 pm

Thank you very much Stevo on showing how to get rid of that retarded nuisance message. :number1:
I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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