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Full screen shows up black

by tom5965 / March 14, 2008 8:11 AM PDT

I just got a new Gateway laptop with an HDMI port and Vista. Everything was awesome for the first few days, but now when I try to watch any embedded videos in fullscreen, the whole screen goes black. This is really annoying, as I have been enjoying using it to watch Hulu through my Samsung LCD. Any ideas?

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Full screen is black...
by Papa Echo / March 14, 2008 4:01 PM PDT

Is it "black" or "blank" ?
Have you tried a different browsr ?
What happened when you watched the video - did a player (e.g. WMP, Real player...) pop up ?
How did you get into "Full Screen" ?

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Not sure..
by tom5965 / March 14, 2008 11:16 PM PDT

I don't think I get what you mean when you ask if it's black or blank. I am using Firefox, and when I click the button below the video to expand, nothing is displayed on the screen. No player comes up and I can still hear the audio, just my screen goes completely black (or blank - not sure which is the correct word for this). I just tried it in IE and it worked, but I hate using it. So I guess there's a setting I need to change or a plugin I need for Firefox. I just tried to mess around with it but couldn't find anything. Any idea what it may be? Thanks for your help.

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Care to....
by Papa Echo / March 15, 2008 1:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Not sure..

...share the the website where the video is so that we can try it out ? Which version of Firefox ? "Expanding", where you enlarge the viewing area is not the same as "Full screen", which can be done with a setting at a media player and where you lose the tool bars..."F11" also evoke "Full screen" in normal viewing of a web page, but this is a little different ...

"Black" is when the screen is very dark in color...seems no video feed...seeems inactive.
"Blank" is when the screen is light in color...seems to have a video feed of "nothing"...seems active...
In both cases, you see nothing, and different with the screen powered off.

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