Edge's interface less full screen mode permanently replaces Yourube video full screen after first use resulting in the scroll bar always showing over full screen video

Issue #19565185 • Assigned to Arvind M.


Andrew C.
Nov 8, 2018
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I have just noticed that once Edge’s own interface less full screen option that hides the address bar and tabs etc. has been used while watching a YouTube video, the edge full screen mode then appears to permanently replace the normal full screen youtube option via clicking on the full screen button on youtube bar under the video. Clicking the Youtube full screen button after the edge full screen mode has been used once still puts the view into edges interfaceless full screen mode with scrolling instead of just locking the video to full screen as it normally would.

This should not happen and the two modes are not the same, the youtube full screen option locks the video to full screen with no scrolling option and hence no scroll bar on the screen. The Edge full screen mode which hides the interface and enlarges the video continues to allow scrolling resulting in the scroll bar being permanently shown over the full screen video on the right side. The edge mode should not override the option on the youtube bar.

I suspect this is the cause of the issues of other complaining the scrollbar remains permanently visible over youtube videos when watching full screen. See


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    • A follow up this behaviour was persisting through rebooting but that may have been because an edge window was being restored.

      I was able to get the normal behaviour back finally by clearing browsing data and ensuring all edge windows were closed.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Arvind M.”

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