Using Entertainment with TrainerRoad


#1

Apologies if I’ve missed this in other forum threads, or on the FB pages.

I’ve tried the TR Support instructions on the webpage shown above, but cannot get other video media to playback in full screen mode with TR workout minimised at the bottom, or top, of the screen.

I’m using a recent Laptop with Windows 10 and running MS Edge.

Whenever I try to overlay the TR workout it takes whatever full screen media is playing, YouTube, Eurosport player, Facebook Live [GCN Cyclocross coverage] and reverts to the normal “general” display.

The same happens is I open TR first and then the video, or the video first and then TR.

I work around by resizing the Edge page, or in some media, using Cinema mode, both of which increases the size of the video whilst letting the TR workout fit onscreen simultaneously, again either top or bottom of the display.

Sorry again if the answer’s obvious, but any advice appreciated.

Thanks


#2

Hey there! Sorry to hear this is happening to you, but luckily I have a simple fix.

When you mentioned that any full-screen media would cover the TR “Minimal Mode” window, I was worried there was a bug with your version of the app. However, I realized you’re watching YouTube, Eurosport, and Facebook Live all on the Microsoft Edge browser.

I know it’s the “recommended browser” on Windows, but it’s hardly better than Internet Explorer as far as these things go. :wink: Fun fact, we’ve actually discontinued support/testing for the Microsoft built-in browsers because of the constant issues we’ve had and the small user base of those options.

I tested this on my own laptop using Microsoft Edge and verified that any full-screen media will cover up the TR window. The fix is easy - just download a modern, supported browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and you should be able to watch all the entertainment you want, in full-screen. Cheers!


#3

Larry, thank you for picking this up. It’s much appreciated I’ll switch to another browser - cheers.
Update: Changed browser, tested and problem solved. Just to note though, I’ve had no success with the shortcut mentioned on the support page - press F for fullscreen - although again, it’s prob’ly user error. Ta.


#4

It does make you wonder why MS continue pushing the Edge - nobody seems to use it by default bar @Ti-Buron of course