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Full-screen video problem

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  • Balasan terakhir oleh ryan.a.heisler

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I'm having a problem with playing videos on websites. When I click the expand to full screen button about half the time the full screen video comes up for half a second and then the window shrinks down to a small square on the bottom right-hand corner of my screen. Sort of like when the youtube app minimizes a video. This window is unclickable and also everything at or below it in android is unclickable while it's there. If I click the window button on android and swipe the firefox app up to close it and restart it, Firefox doesn't even close and I can still hear sound from the video. I have to select on the Firefox app again which will restore the full window and then click the full screen button one more time and it will work. This issue is happening on every website I play video on on the Firefox app and it is extremely irritating. I'm about ready to switch to another app if this can't be solved, but Firefox is the only browser that allows ublock origin so I don't want to do that. Can anyone help?

I'm having a problem with playing videos on websites. When I click the expand to full screen button about half the time the full screen video comes up for half a second and then the window shrinks down to a small square on the bottom right-hand corner of my screen. Sort of like when the youtube app minimizes a video. This window is unclickable and also everything at or below it in android is unclickable while it's there. If I click the window button on android and swipe the firefox app up to close it and restart it, Firefox doesn't even close and I can still hear sound from the video. I have to select on the Firefox app again which will restore the full window and then click the full screen button one more time and it will work. This issue is happening on every website I play video on on the Firefox app and it is extremely irritating. I'm about ready to switch to another app if this can't be solved, but Firefox is the only browser that allows ublock origin so I don't want to do that. Can anyone help?

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Clearing the cache and cookies fixed it! That was super easy. I should have thought to do that. Thanks for the help!

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Hey there! It sounds like you're facing a frustrating issue with playing videos in full-screen mode on Firefox for Android. This can be annoying, but let's try to fix it together. Firstly, please make sure you're using the latest version of Firefox (115.0). Sometimes, issues like this can be resolved by clearing the cache and cookies in the Firefox settings. Also, try disabling any add-ons temporarily to see if they might be causing conflicts. If the problem persists, you can consider refreshing Firefox by going to Settings > Privacy & Security > Clear Private Data > Cached Web Content. If none of these steps work, reach out to our support team, and they'll be happy to assist you further.

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Clearing the cache and cookies fixed it! That was super easy. I should have thought to do that. Thanks for the help!

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I had a very similar problem, but the video did not shrink to the corner, instead it just dissappeared and showed the home screen. The rest of the symptoms were the same.

Clearing cache did not work for me, but disabling addons seems to have worked. I think maybe Tampermonkey is to blame, sadly it has no alternative as Greasemonkey is not available on mobile.

Edit: Scratch that, did not work :( Will make a separate post for my specific problem.

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For anyone having the same issue, it is because of picture-in-picture.

You can disable it in the android settings.

Apps -> Special app access -> picture-in-picture -> select firefox and uncheck the toggle.

It solved the issue for me.

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robindenis88 said

For anyone having the same issue, it is because of picture-in-picture. You can disable it in the android settings. Apps -> Special app access -> picture-in-picture -> select firefox and uncheck the toggle. It solved the issue for me.

This worked for me as well on Android 13. Too bad, because picture-in-picture is a nice feature if I don't want t stop a video from playing while I check a text or something.