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    Default Youtube does not go fullscreen when I rotate to landscape

    That's all. It works on my Galaxy Nexus, but not the Nexus 10. This probably isn't the right forum, and I feel stupid asking, but if anyone knows the solution?

    Yes, I know I can still manually fullscreen it, but it should work correctly. The fact it doesn't is one of the reasons my family still reaches for the 2-year old iPad first.
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    Default Re: Youtube does not go fullscreen when I rotate to landscape

    Doesn't make any sense for it not to

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    Default Re: Youtube does not go fullscreen when I rotate to landscape

    Mine didn't either I have to choose the full screen button.

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    Default Re: Youtube does not go fullscreen when I rotate to landscape

    It's not supposed to. The app takes advantage of the extra screen real estate to utilize a different layout:



    I believe this is a part of the Fragments API. Anyhow, there is a button on the bottom-right corner of the video that will make it go full-screen:
    Brandon
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    Default Re: Youtube does not go fullscreen when I rotate to landscape

    I'm not sure I agree this is intended. I've seen this action on a Xoom tablet which has lower resolution than my Galaxy Nexus.
    I will also point out that the iPad version of the app still does fullscreen on landscape despite plenty of screen available.
    If it is intended, I wish they would put a setting in preferences to allow me to decide if fullscreen on landscape is a default or not.
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    Default Re: Youtube does not go fullscreen when I rotate to landscape

    Quote Originally Posted by Pollster View Post
    I'm not sure I agree this is intended. I've seen this action on a Xoom tablet which has lower resolution than my Galaxy Nexus.
    Actually, the XOOM and Galaxy Nexus have exactly the same resolution. I replaced my (recently dead) XOOM with a Nexus 10, but can't honestly remember if it automatically switched to full screen, but I don't think it did. It does on the Galaxy Nexus, but I believe the layout is intentionally different on tablets.
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    Default Re: Youtube does not go fullscreen when I rotate to landscape

    Quote Originally Posted by Pollster View Post
    I'm not sure I agree this is intended. I've seen this action on a Xoom tablet which has lower resolution than my Galaxy Nexus.
    I think the differentiation is made by DPI and not pure resolution. I remember an article here about how if you altered the build.prop of the Nexus 7 to a specific DPI that the auto-rotation would behave differently. But honestly I'm not sure how it works.

    The main reason I believe it's intentional, is because several other good tablet apps (Play Movies, HBO Go & IMDB) have built-in landscape orientation modes that allow you to watch a small screen of a movie/trailer/video while also using other parts of the screen for information about the video and suggested related videos, tv shows etc. The layout of IMDB and Play Movies is very similar, which leads me to believe IMDB devs are using the Fragments API exactly as Google intended, and the Youtube app is similar.
    Brandon
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    Default Re: Youtube does not go fullscreen when I rotate to landscape

    This same thing happens to all tablets, including the ipad. The thing is that as someone said above, the large screen allows to put a sidebar with more info to interact with and the fullscreen button is still there if you need it.

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