“Press Esc to exit full screen mode” Doesn’t fade off in Youtube, Metacafe, Firefox, Chrome

This is a very common problem in Youtube, Hulu, Metacafe or most other video websites. Also this shows up on most browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer. From this it is evident that it’s neither the problem with the browser you are using, nor the problem with destination website you are browsing.

The actual problem is with the Adobe’s updater. I trust the Adobe updater as it does the auto upgrade to the latest Adober Flash Player. However, something strange had happened the last time around when I had upgraded, though the message said that the updater had successfully updated theĀ  player, in reality it hadn’t done so. I still had the old version of the flash player.

Seems like Adobe knows about this problem as they have mentioned about and also have provided a work around solution for this.The solution is as follows:

1> Use the Adobe uninstaller to uninstall the older version of Flash Player plugin installed on your system.

2> Install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player either from Adobe site, or if you click on the sad smiley you see in the video, this too will prompt you to install latest flash player and you can install it.

3> You’ll notice that, this time you would have installed the actual new version, instead of a fake message like before :).

This will solve your problem and “Press Esc to exit full screen mode” will fade once you load the video.


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