when i watch video in google chrome at full screen mode its stuck and not more working, in normal size its work without any issues but at full screen size freeze chrome and desktop! there is no problem with other browser like Mozilla Firefox and Epiphany i well use ubuntu 18.04 with pantheon desktop (Elementary OS 5 Juno) and google chrome 66.0.3359.181 (Official Build) (64-bit) Thanks in advance!

  • same issue. Any idea someone? Thanks
    – user15681
    Commented Sep 24, 2018 at 7:41
  • Facing the same issue. Please fix it ASAP or provide a workaround.
    – pbollu
    Commented Sep 26, 2018 at 6:20
  • Do you have a link to the video?
    – user15820
    Commented Oct 19, 2018 at 6:02
  • its not related to specific web site :) Commented Oct 22, 2018 at 21:38
  • I was just curious since I noticed it too but couldn't remember where. Having an example might help someone reproduce the problem though.
    – user15820
    Commented Oct 24, 2018 at 6:30

2 Answers 2


There is an update that fixes this issue. Just update in AppCentre or run the following commands in terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade

I was having the same problem. Here is the solution that I used.

Step 1: Copy the python code and make it into an executable file and place it on your home folder

import os,signal
import time
while (a==1):
        #iterating through each instance of the proess 
        process=os.popen('ps aux | grep "brave.com/brave/brave --type=gpu-process" | 
        grep -v grep')
        if (length==0):
            print("Process Teminated..")
            for line in os.popen('ps aux | grep "brave.com/brave/brave --type=gpu-process" | grep -v grep'):  
                fields = line.split() 
                #extracting Process ID from the output 
                pid = int(fields[1])  
                res=float(res)/100*7.69*1024 #7.69 is the amount of ram i have.... yours might vary.
                # terminating process  
                    print(f"pid={pid} res={res}")
                    os.kill(int(pid), signal.SIGKILL)  
                    print("Process Successfully terminated") 
        print("Error Encountered while running script") 

Step 2: Create a shell script to launch both the applications at the same time

cd /usr/bin/;brave-browser-stable & brave=$!
sleep 2
cd /home/<your-username-here>/;./kill-gpu-brave & kill=$! #I named my  python execulable file kill-gpu-brave
wait $brave
wait $kill

Step 3: Make this an executable file with chmod +x <filename> and launch brave through this file.

Note: For chrome the command will change. Please check your task manager. It will come under --type=gpu-process

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