I find that when watching a flash video in full screen, if I press ESC key to exit the full screen mode, my screen turns grey and I cannot do anything.

Ubuntu keeps running as I can still adjust the volume with the keyboard shortcut. I tried going to text mode (Ctrl+Alt+Fx) and kill chrome but that didn't work.

In fact I don't know what I have to kill or disable to get the desktop back. The only solution I find is restarting lightdm which is not fun if I had some unsaved work.

This happens on Chrome. The plugin is

Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
Name: Shockwave Flash
Description: Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
Version: 11.6.602.167
Location: /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so

  • I don't understand :( First there's mention of jwplayer and later there's mention of Chrome. What is the connection?
    – user25656
    Feb 16, 2013 at 18:18
  • nevermind, I have this problem for youtube like videos
    – Prastt
    Feb 16, 2013 at 18:25


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