When I watch videos in Safari sometimes I want to stop the video and go to another tab, then I come back to the video and click on it to start the playback. But instead of the video starting I go to full screen. How do I stop this behavior?

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    Oct 6, 2016 at 18:08

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I have discovered that I can go to full screen with a double click. If the double click speed is too fast it won't do it so there has to be a couple seconds between clicks, so I think that what is happening is that I am clicking the tap where the video is and then clicking in the screen and the time between the two clicks is the right amount to put me in full screen. Now that I know this I can do another double click to exit full screen. I would still like to be able to disable tis if anyone knows how to do it.


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