OK, so I was annoyed enough by the flashing advertisements that I drag the window down so low on the screen that the flashing part is below the bottom edge of the desktop. Problem solved!
Or is it?!
Now, after some time passes, I will sometimes click on the button to show the player window, and it is back on the desktop...fully. In other words, it seems to have learned how to reposition itself so the annoying part is back above the bottom of the screen.
Anyone else seen this feature?