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Issue metadata

Status: Duplicate
Merged: issue 113041
Closed: Dec 2012
EstimatedDays: ----
NextAction: ----
OS: Android
Pri: 2
Type: Feature

Blocked on:
issue 161303

issue 152934

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Reliable viewport control API for mobile devices

Project Member Reported by, Jul 28 2011

Issue description

Games and multimedia apps often need a full screen experience on mobile devices. 

This includes:
- switching to the native device resolution
- maximizing the browser viewport
- hiding browser chrome (url bar, tabs, etc)

This can currently be achieved with meta viewport tags and scroll hacks, but not reliably.

Comment 1 by, Jul 28 2011

Is this is a dupe of  issue 16735 ?

Comment 2 by, Jul 28 2011

I don't think so. This is tracking full screen APIs on mobile devices.  seems to be video specific.

Comment 3 by, Jul 28 2011

I don't think it's terribly useful to file many bugs targeted at mobile devices at this point. The mobile ports of chrome are all in feature freeze trying to get ready for public launch. (And nobody of the cc'd folks has seen our mobile codebases. But that can of course change.)
Labels: -private OS-Android
Labels: GamesRoadmapped

Comment 6 Deleted

from smus@
Full-screen mode exists in Chrome for Android. It's useful for explicitly zooming into particular parts of the page (eg. a video):

However, developers expect this feature to hide the omnibox (which we don't currently do). Also, there's no way to get out of full screen mode unless there's an explicit button for this implemented (in Chrome desktop, you can exit via the Escape key.


Full full screen support is something we want to explore but won't be in the near term. In the interim, it may be better to just disable support for the fullscreen API. 

Comment 8 by, Mar 10 2012

Comment #7 was also reported in  issue 113128  by me, perhaps blocking or merge into this bug?
 Issue 113128  has been merged into this issue.
I own Galaxy Nexus. I would like to have full screen for chrome. In full screen mode it should hide 'omni box' as well as main android navigation buttons (home, back and menu) to take full screen available. These 'omni box' and main navigation buttons can popup when I scroll. This would make quite good space for displaying web page.
Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 4.0.3 here (and a few other phones with the same Android version).
Cannot enter and exit programmatically (javascript) from fullscreen when playing video.

Please give us back soon at least the fullscreen functions of Android 2.3

Labels: Mstone-22

Comment 13 by, Jun 18 2012

Regarding comment 11, where WebkitEnterFullscreen() and is not working after hitting the poster, I cannot reproduce the bug on 4.0.4 galaxy nexus with both android browser and chrome beta.
Could there be a problem with your video file.
Labels: -Mstone-22 Mstone-23
Blockedon: -chromium:113041 chromium:113041
Labels: Feature-OSIntegration
Labels: WebKit-WebApps

Comment 17 by, Sep 10 2012

Labels: -Mstone-23 Mstone-24
Labels: -Feature-OSIntegration Feature-FullScreen
Approach and design is also blocked on  - which is for how we will support full screen on user initiated gestures.
 Issue 153417  has been merged into this issue.
Blocking: chromium:152934
Labels: -Mstone-24 MovedFrom-Mstone-18
 Issue 161108  has been merged into this issue.
Labels: -MovedFrom-Mstone-18
Blockedon: -chromium:113041 chromium:161303

Comment 28 by, Nov 26 2012

Labels: ImportanForMobile

Comment 29 by, Nov 26 2012

Labels: -ImportanForMobile ImportantForMobile
Status: Assigned
Mergedinto: 113041
Status: Duplicate
Merging this in with  Issue 113041  which is also asking for UI & API support for fullscreen mode (and has more stars - so is a better one to merge into).
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Comment 32 by, Mar 11 2013

Labels: -Area-WebKit -Feature-FullScreen -WebKit-WebApps Cr-Content Cr-UI-Browser-FullScreen Cr-Content-WebApps
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Comment 33 by, Apr 6 2013

Labels: -Cr-Content Cr-Blink

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