Multiple Monitor Full Screen version 2 released

9 January, 2011 § 7 Comments

Today marks the release of version 2 of the Multiple Monitor Full Screen extension for Google Chrome. Multiple Monitor Full Screen allows videos to consume the entire web page so videos will stay in full screen even when interacting with other programs on your computer.

The extension places the commonly seen “full screen” icon in the address bar when it detects a video on the current webpage. Clicking on the icon will bring the video in to full screen mode, and clicking the icon again will exit full screen.

This new release gives instructional text on how to make the full webpage video use the full display. This mode will still not exit if you interact with another program, allowing a user to get the most use out of their pixels.

Since our first release on December 26, 2010, the extension has seen five updates released. We have seen a large demand for the extension coming from Russia and quickly localized the extension for Russian. All changes are now internalization-friendly.

As this new release introduces some instructional text on how to make the video use the full display, I also want to take the opportunity to describe another way to make your video use the full display. There are two ways that you can make the Google Chrome web browser go into full screen mode. The first would be to click on the web page or the address bar, then press F11 on your keyboard. The second would be to click on the wrench menu, then click the full screen button as seen in the screenshot to the right.

When exiting from browser full screen, move the mouse to the top of the display and wait for the “Exit full screen (F11)” text to appear. Clicking on the text will exit browser full screen mode.

Install the extension today and join the over 300 users that have started to go “full screen” the easy way.

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§ 7 Responses to Multiple Monitor Full Screen version 2 released

  • A.J. says:

    Hey Hey Jared! The install was super easy! I installed it on OpenSuse 11.2 (i586). I really didn’t have any issues; when I tried to install it Google let me know I needed to upgrade my Chrome (priorly I was running google-chrome-beta-4.0.249.43-34537.i386). After I upgraded Chrome the install worked perfectly — I didn’t even need to restart Chrome. I only have one monitor but there is still benefit in this application in that I can view videos at a different size besides full screen and default size. Very cool!

    • msujaws says:

      Very cool. Does Chrome not auto-update on OpenSuse? I’m glad you like it. What do you think so far?

  • A.J. Orians says:

    Well it was a beta and version 4 so maybe there was something about it then. Now the version of Google Chrome I am up to is version 8.0.552.237. I don’t recall ever seeing an update prompt so I don’t know how Chrome does auto-updating. But I like it! I am still mainly a Firefox guy at home/work even though you’ve said all the benefits of Chrome; but there is a chance your add-in might make me use Chrome more often! :)

  • Tony Homrich says:

    Did you see that the new version of flash 10.2 does this automatically?

    • msujaws says:

      No I hadn’t seen that. Very cool news. From their release:

      Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors NEW (in Flash Player 10.2, desktop only)
      Keep content in full-screen mode on multiple monitors, allowing you to see full-screen content while working on another display

      Thanks for the update. My guess is that my extension will only remain useful for users with older versions of Flash, but that’s fine with me ;)

  • Simon says:

    Jared, this is a great idea. I’m trying to solve a slightly different problem in Chrome, i need to blow up a fullscreen browser window open over all available displays. I’m trying to create a display wall this way, using the real estate of 2 or 4 displays.

    How hard would this be using your plugin to not just do video but the entire browser window, and blowing it up to the size of all connected displays (irrespective of Aspect Ratio).

    Cheers,

    Simon

    • msujaws says:

      Hi Simon. I don’t think the code in my extension will help you out but it is open source and you are free to play with it :)

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