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Can player controls be automatically hidden on video opening?

GaplantGaplant Posts: 23Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

I've been curious about this for a while, but only really started to use the Windows 8.1 RT app again recently on my Surface RT and wanted to ask.

Basically, I like to shuffle seasons of shows quite a lot, and it gets a little awkward that every time one episode (or any play queue item, really) ends and a new one begins, the play control overlay (the skip previous / next buttons, play / pause button, and advanced playback controls when enabled) appears, and I have to tap the screen again to hide it.

Is there any way to configure my Surface or the Plex app so that tap is no longer necessary?

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  • pombeirppombeirp SwitzerlandPosts: 1,886Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    I've tried to reproduce the issue, but the controls always disappear for me after a few seconds...

    QNAP TS-253 Pro (x86)

  • GaplantGaplant Posts: 23Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thanks for responding!

    I tried reproducing the issue again, thinking I was just being impatient, and while the controls seem to fade (after ten seconds or more) when starting a new item, I have yet to see them disappear upon skipping to or starting a new item in a play Queue. I waited about five minutes after the new item started, and the controls were still visible.

  • VehuelVehuel Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I know that it's a very old topic but I had this problem.

    To solve, I've done:

    • Open Plex
    • Swipe in the right side of screen (To show Windows Menu)
    • Open Settings menu
    • Open Interface option
    • Enable "Keyboard and remote control input"

    Thank you!

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