Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Greatly Improved from earlier version. F12 shortcut
works well. You can hide the statusbar button in options. I like it on 3D Golf:

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Wont work Rated 5 out of 5 stars

doesn't work on kongregate.com for me, which is where i play all my games :(
However, i really like the idea for this add-on - if you could make it work on more websites, it would be amazing ;) 3 stars.

EDIT: Thanks for the reply. I've not retried the add-on, and it works very well. 5 star rating!

(Occasionally it will put it into full screen, and the game will stay the same size, but thats thought the games code, no the add-on.)

I'm also very pleased that you took the time to reply to me, AND to research why it wasn't working :). There should be more people like you on the internet. Thanks. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

I'm afraid it is Kongregate that "doesn't work"

Dear Ziaix,

Not only does Kongregate use script-injection, making it nearly impossible to reliably parse their HTML documents for Flash content, but they even make sure to obfuscate the actual names of their Flash files, using a server-side script to look them up from a number.

[You can try it yourself i you want: Go to one of their game-pages, right-click the page and choose "View Source", then search for any file-names ending with ".swf"... Normally one of these would be the game itself, and to maximize it "manually" all you would need to do, would be to paste the filename into the location-bar (combining it with the URL already there to make the filename absolute) and hit enter - However, at Kongregate you won't find any such file-name to paste...]

Now, I don't know what would prompt Kongregate to do all this, but the end-result is that not only will FGM 1.3.0 not work with any of their games, but it is highly unlikely that FGM will EVER work on their site (unless you can tell me how to write code that will correctly "guess" a file-name, given an integer number?!?)

I must say that, unless you have had a very different experience from what I've had during testing of version 1.3.0, I resent the implication that "FGM doesn't work with a lot of sites" (ie. you say I should "make it work on more sites", implying that you have found a large number of sites where FGM doesn't work).

I've done a lot of work (1200+ lines of code by now!) to make FGM work with as many sites as possible. Unless you are experiencing some issue that I'm not aware of, it really should be only a small fraction of games/sites that won't allow FGM to properly maximize their content, and in most of these cases the reason will be along the lines of what I describe above (which is to say: Nothing I can do anything about).

Having said that, it IS my goal to "make [FGM] work with more websites", only I really don't see how it could ever be made to work with Kongregate? However, if I, or someone else, find a way to do so, you can be sure that I would make sure to release a new version of FGM as soon as possible...

In the meantime, I strongly suggest that you play your Flash games elsewhere - Then you would also be free of that ugly chat-thingie they use on Kongregate, which would only prevent you from properly maximizing the game anyway (AND distract you from attaining that elusive high-score...)

... OR, If you REALLY like Kongregate and don't want to play anywhere else: You could try contacting them and ask them to use proper EMBED and/or OBJECT elements, rather than using script-injection and file-name obfuscation.



Rated 5 out of 5 stars

awesome plugin.. finally i can watch fullscreen videos on multi-monitors without worrying about the fact that it will minimize when i click on another window!

thank you for this awesome plugin!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Flash Maximizer Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Well it doesn't work for me as well. Either games or Movies, it doesn't matter. The F12 Key does nothing, and i noticed that in the browser's lower right corner there is a grayed out option saying: "Flax Maximizer (no flash detected)". I am using Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4 and I believe Adobe Flash either 8 or 10. If you need any more feedback let me know, I would be glad to help you out more. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2). 

Not with any games at all?

Hi Cloud DC,

Have you tried a number of Flash games? Some games/sites won't work with FGM for a number of reasons. Here are some sites known to have games that are, for the most part, "compatible" with FGM:


Also, I'm not sure FGM works on platforms other than Windows, if that's not what your are using.

If your problem persists, I must ask you to wait for version 1.2.0 (soon to come, with proper tab support and other fixes). Due to the large number of changes, I must assume there is a decent chance that the bug you (and, apparantly, others) experience, whatever it is, will be gone - But please feel free to e-mail me if 1.2.0 won't work for you either.

works great, but... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm not sure what the flash games at fingertime.com do different, but the maximizer doesn't work with them at all.

Other than that, this is the best thing since the birth of black jesus

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.0). 

Strangely I have no such problems?

Hi lostpacket,

I've tried a handful of the games at fingertime.com, and they all worked fine (even in the older versions), so I'm a bit at a loss here?

Hopefully the new version will work better for you...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

i think that is very useful' and i will download it..

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.6).