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Switching to browser through hyperlink [closed]

asked 2012-05-28 03:37:48 +0200

owlbrudder gravatar image

I am trying to adapt a PowerPoint presentation to Impress. The presentation has a number of links to YouTube videos. In Impress, when I click a link, the browser (Firefox) is started and the video plays, but the browser window is not displayed: the screen still shows the Impress slide. I cannot see how to switch the display from Impress to the browser window (and back again once it has finished). I assumed that the setting 'Presentation always on top' controlled this behaviour, in that, with the setting off, I expected Impress to switch the display to the browser. If I set Impress to run as a window, I can manually switch to the browser when it starts, but I cannot see how to do this when Impress is running as a full-screen session.

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answered 2012-05-28 19:53:07 +0200

luyu gravatar image

Yes, after unchecking the option Slide Show → Slide Show Settings → Presentation always on top and clicking on URL during slide show the browser should appear in front.

If you need to switch between open windows, hold down Alt key while pressing Tab.

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Ah ... so, as my system does NOT automagically bring the browser to the front under those circumstances, is it a bug I should report? Alt-Tab works fine, though - thanks for the tip.

owlbrudder gravatar imageowlbrudder ( 2012-05-29 01:44:03 +0200 )edit

Since it doesn't work as intended in certain cases, it may qualify as bug.

luyu gravatar imageluyu ( 2012-05-29 15:24:41 +0200 )edit

Thanks for the help, luyu. Posted as bug

owlbrudder gravatar imageowlbrudder ( 2012-05-30 06:57:59 +0200 )edit

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