Mouse & Video adds mouse controls to video players on the Web

Mouse & Video is a free browser extension for the Mozilla Firefox internet browser that adds mouse-powered controls to HTML video players on the Internet.

You could use the add-on to change the quantity, velocity of the video, and to return or ahead in the video utilizing simply the mouse.

Most HTML players include choices to make modifications to the quantity, velocity, or return and ahead, however these operations is probably not accessible simply.

Take YouTube for instance. Volume controls are offered instantly, however you want to click on to modify the quantity of the video that performs. Same is true for switching to one other playback place, however controls are fundamental. To modify velocity, you’d have to click on a number of occasions as the choice is positioned in the settings menu.

With Mouse & Video, all you do is transfer the mouse cursor on the video space and use the mousewheel to make the change.

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The extension divides the video space into a number of sections, every with its personal perform. The decrease half of the display screen is reserved for search operations. On the left, it’s possible you’ll return or ahead 5 seconds, in the center 2 seconds, and on the proper 10 seconds.

The prime half separates fullscreen, quantity, and velocity features. Volume is in the middle and it’s bigger than the different two. Move the mousewheel up to enhance the quantity or down to lower it. Speed might be modified on the proper, and the space on the left of quantity is used to enter fullscreen mode.

You can reset the velocity of the video by shortly scrolling up and down in that space (or vice versa).

Note that you simply want to make a few modifications in Firefox earlier than the fullscreen choice turns into out there. Firefox limits the API by default and also you want to raise that restrict to give Mouse & Video permission to use it.

  1. Load about:config in the Firefox deal with bar.
  2. Confirm that you can be cautious.
  3. Search for full-screen-api.allow-trusted-requests-only.
  4. Toggle it in order that the choice is about to False.
  5. Open the Add-ons Manager by loading about:addons in the deal with bar.
  6. Select the Mouse & Video extension and choose the Options tab.
  7. Check the “allow fullscreen” choice.

Note that you could be use it to enter fullscreen mode solely however not to exit it.

The preferences of the extension present further customization choices.

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You could change the again and ahead increments there, or change the “all performance” method to a narrower performance. You might use the total interface to change the quantity utilizing the mousewheel or search operations solely.

One impact of constructing that change is that the extension turns into simpler to use. Since you do not see any performance borders, it’s possible you’ll by chance activate a distinct perform than meant at occasions.

I suppose this turns into much less and fewer of a difficulty as you get extra accustomed to utilizing the extension nevertheless it may very well be irritating in the starting. An choice to present the borders can be helpful as it could cut back the probability of that taking place.

Closing Words

If you at all times needed to use the mousewheel to change the quantity on websites like YouTube, or use again and ahead features utilizing the mouse, Mouse & Video could also be precisely what you have been on the lookout for.

I examined the extension on a number of video streaming websites together with YouTube, Dailymotion, and Twitch, and it labored superb on all of them.

Now You: Do you utilize video extensions in your browser of selection?

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