While it may be obvious to many people that you can press Esc to get out of a full screen application, it's far from obvious to anyone. And for many people, it's kind of invasive that you can open something in full screen if you don't expect it to happen — and many people don't expect this when you're web browsing.
Mostly we see full screen applications where and when we expect them, e.g. as a result of clicking a "full screen" button, but a bad Flash application can quickly disguise it and use it for something bad, and you need to know there's one button that can be your route of escape no matter what. Everyone needs to know this. And this is why it's important to display it so prominently. It can be annoying to see now and then, but I think the consequences if it wasn't there would be far worse. That's why I personally hope Adobe will never ever remove it.
Yes indeed. My main annoyance is that it stays on the screen for a few seconds, right in the center. Seems like it could be placed in a corner, and smaller, so it doesn't scream at me to tell me how to exit full screen mode
I'm always dumbfounded when this little tag pops up when I switch Flash movies to full screen... I mean, haven't we all seen this before?
Me personally, I never use it. I simply click on my other monitor, and that makes things go back to the windowed view, but come on now... just seems like this old way of getting out of full screen is known by everyone, and we can stop plastering it all over the video