Youtube is maybe the most popular online video channel used by worldwide users on portable, touch based or desktop devices regardless the operating system we might think of. Thus, when having issues with Youtube it is important to address the problems as soon as possible or else you won’t be able to properly access and check your favorite movies, video-clips, music and so on.
Similar with the Youtube green screen issue, another annoying problem reported by Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users is related to the fullscreen feature which isn’t working properly while using a certain web browser client. So, if you noticed that you cannot watch Youtube clips in fullscreen mode on your Windows 8 based tablet, laptop or desktop, don’t hesitate and read the guidelines from below where we will try to address your issues in order to fix and improve your Youtube experience.
How to solve Youtube Fulscreen issue in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
First of all, it is important to notice when you are dealing with the mentioned problem. For example you should test to see if the fullscreen problem is caused only by one web browser client or by any other similar platform. So, the first thing to do will be to use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and other web browser apps – probably Youtube will smoothly run when using a different program than the current one.
Several users reported problems with Youtube when using Google Chrome – it seems that the web browser app received a new update which is causing this issue, so if you are using Chrome, the best will be to temporarily switch to another platform. Also, it will be important to use Flash Player as the HTML 5 player is kind of buggy.
Another thing you might try is to close all the processes that are related to your web browser activity and to Youtube each time you are experiencing the fullscreen problem – just access Windows Task manager and close the mentioned processes.
Furthermore, within your web browser settings, disable hardware acceleration and set history to “never remember”. Moreover, you can choose to reinstall your web browser client and to try again, as a clean install might easily resolve your issues.
That’s how you can deal with your Youtube fullscreen problems on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. In case you know other troubleshooting solutions, don’t hesitate and share the same with us (use the comments field from below in that matter) and we will update this tutorial accordingly.