Watch fullscreen flash while working on another screen
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 7:54:41 PM
So here is a version of flash plugin that does not do that. It's version 10.0.22.87 (latest at this time) with one byte changed (compare with original if you don't believe me ).
Removed. See below for better alternative.
Axel Gembe made patcher that handles both ActiveX and Netscape Flash plugins. It automatically finds and patches them so it's much easier to use and should also handle future 10.0 Flash versions. If any.
Download on author's page: http://deve.loping.net/projects/ignoflash/
As a sticky note for myself, I'm attaching picture of the jump that has to be patched. Will come in handy when new version comes out and when I will forget how I've done that.
(search for one of the DefWindowProcA calls that have similar surroundings)
PS. You can still close fullscreen flash with ESC key or using any UI button that might be provided by flash player.
PS2. Maybe there is a native solution for that? Like some hidden ini tweak for flash? Speak up if you know about such.
[edited 12.07.2009] Updated plugin with different patching approach. Fixes problem that prevented closing fullscreen mode when clicking "links" within flash. This was bad cause new tabs has been opening in background.
[edited 16.07.2009] Reverted updated plugin. It was worse then previous version.
[edited 10.08.2009] Updated plugin to version 10.0.32.18
[edited 9.12.2009] Updated plugin to version 10.0.42.34
[edited 13.02.2010] Updated plugin to version 10.0.45.2