Want to look at YouTube videos in a bigger view than theater mode, however don’t desire it take up your entire screen whenever you hit the full screen button? There’s a means to do that.
YouTube Windowed FullScreen is an extension for Firefox and Chrome that plays full screen videos in windowed mode.
Full screen mode as you might know doesn’t let you work together with different tabs or functions. This add-on will be helpful if you wish to watch videos whereas working with different functions, monitoring notifications from different packages/tabs, utilizing twin displays, and many others.
Install YouTube Windowed FullScreen and it presents its settings window. Dismiss the panel for now, we’ll get again to this later as soon as we’ve got seen it in motion. Go to YouTube and play a video. Hit the ` key (Tilde) and the extension will drive the video to play in a windowed full screen, therefore the title.
How does it differ from the common full screen mode?
Take a have a look at these screenshots, evaluate them and you will discover the distinction.
Youtube theater mode
Youtube Windowed FullScreen
There is lots of wasted screen actual property in YouTube’s theater mode. When YouTube Windowed FullScreen is enabled, it hides the weather on the high (menu, search bar, signal in, notifications, and many others) and under the video participant (views, likes, feedback, autoplay, and many others). This provides you a extra immersive and distraction-free viewing expertise, whereas limiting the video to play in windowed mode.
Head to the YouTube Windowed FullScreen settings by clicking on the extension’s button. It has three choices, none of that are enabled by default.
The first of those, permits you to set a customized shortcut key. Though the field subsequent to this setting is clean, the addon does have a default hotkey pre-enabled, which as I discussed earlier is ~. Click in the hotkey field to register a brand new key, and hit the save button to use the adjustments.
The second choice hides the full screen button in YouTube’s video participant. You can nonetheless swap to full screen mode when you may have hidden the button, to take action hit the “F” key. There is one different factor this setting does, it provides a brand new button to toggle the windowed full screen mode. If you mouse over the button, a tooltip seems that says “Full browser mode”.
The final setting is to “auto-toggle” the windowed full screen mode, which makes all videos open in this view by default.
There is no technique to resize the video participant instantly, however because it plays in a full screen window, you’ll be able to simply resize the window to your liking. And sure, there is a noticeable distinction between an everyday YouTube window that’s resized and a resized “windowed full screen”.
Since the latter does not show the search bar and different parts in the window it is simpler to make use of (resizes dynamically), versus resizing and then scrolling down to cover the weather in an everyday window till it meets your necessities.
I got here throughout YouTube Windowed FullScreen on reddit a couple of week in the past, the place the creator navi,jador introduced the discharge of the Firefox add-on, which is a port of their Chrome extension.
It is a superb extension. An additional on-screen button to toggle full browser mode (with out disabling the full screen button) would have been good for customers preferring the mouse over utilizing keyboard shortcuts.
A possible concern arises from the reliance on a single-key shortcut as it could battle with different keys.