IE-11 Win8 & 8.1 Flash Player fullscreen not working
I have the latest version of Flash Player, but when I play a video clip and hit the "Full Screen" icon, it switches to fullscreen but the video only occupies the top left 25% of the screen, still playing at the same size as the mini version. I have upgraded
to Win 8.1 but have the same issue as in Win 8. The same video on the same website plays perfectly at fullscreen in both Firefox and Chrome.
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This issue can be caused due to the following reason.
Add-ons: Most video playback uses Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, or Java, and these platforms require Internet Explorer add-ons in order to play. By making sure that you have the latest updates installed for Windows,
Internet Explorer, and any Internet Explorer.
HTML5: If the website is using HTML5 and unfortunately Internet Explorer 10 does not support HTML5 in full-screen mode.
Let’s try the following methods and check if it helps.
Test the video in Compatibility View
Some websites may have been designed for earlier versions of Internet Explorer. Switch to
Compatibility View, and then see whether the video plays.
Make sure that the necessary add-ons are enabled in Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps:
a.On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click
b.Click the Programs tab, and then click
c.In the Currently loaded add-ons list, click
Run without Permissions.
d.Look for the following add-ons in the list that's displayed. If any of these add-ons are listed, make sure the
Status for each is listed as Enabled.
oShockwave Active X Control
oShockwave Flash Object
oJava Plug-in (may be multiple add-ons)
oQuickTime Plug-in (may be multiple add-ons)
oWindows Media Player
I would suggest you to “turn off” ActiveX Filtering or Tracking Protection and check if it helps.
None of the suggestions seemed to help. I did not have Shockwave Flash or Java but have now downloaded. Shockwave Flash shows under "All Add-Ins" but not under "Run without Permission". Quicktime lists as "Quicktime Object" not Quicktime Plug-in". All add-ins
you listed are enabled.
When I hit the fullscreen icon the video changes to fullscreen usually for a split second, before reverting to top LH corner. Sometimes it will hold the fullscreen for up to 2-3 secs, then collapses to 25% of fullscreen.
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