Just adding my vote on being able to view full screen with thumbnail strip on bottom :)
I was thinking it would nice to have a portfolio page automatically load to full screen with the thumbnails already showing on the bottom (instead of the viewer having to click the small icon/text on bottom left).
I think a lot of “regular” folks don’t realize/notice the option to hide the sidebar and content to view the slideshow full screen is even there- it is kind of hidden.
Thanks for posting this OP. I just noticed this same behavior me for a few days ago.
I deactivated Nextgen and I haven’t seen the crazy scrambled images. But I an still getting that problem where part of a title in mini-content is blank (it is showing up in the page source though).
Ugh, several of my sites got nailed and my host suspended my account due to “Over 200 phishing sites on my account.”
Nasty stuff, haha.