YouTube Fast Fullscreen Toggle
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Avoid the lag when entering/exiting fullscreen on a YouTube video - by hiding the heavy fluff while transitioning

There's an annoying lag period when entering/exiting fullscreen on a YouTube video. On my machine, it's normally ~2 seconds; but with a large playlist expanded, it gets up to ~3 seconds. This extension reduces the transition time to almost nothing. Supported fullscreen transitions: - Clicking the fullscreen button - Pressing the F key - Double-clicking the video Unsupported fullscreen transitions (still slow): - Escape - F11 Note that Firefox doesn't seem to have the same issue as Chrome; so in Firefox the improvement is barely noticeable. In Vivaldi, there is unfortunately an intermediate step in the fullscreen transition, which I can't seem to do anything to avoid. It appears to be due to the toolbars being hidden/shown at a different moment to when the browser actually enters/leaves fullscreen. Technical detail: This bug's been present for years now, and I got so sick of it that I spent one night experimenting to find a way to avoid it - and I found one! The extra HTML content on the page (playlist, recommendations, comments, description, likes, etc.) is pretty heavy, and when you toggle fullscreen, YouTube moves it around in the DOM, which ends up incuring a fair bit of processing. I've worked out that it's significantly faster to hide that extra content before transitioning, then display it again afterwards once it's reached its new position.

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Liberty G (LibertyTheGamer)Feb 1, 2024

does not work anymore pls fix

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JanJan 27, 2024

Did not work.

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Doruk Serdem ŞentürkJan 21, 2024

Just works as promised. Great.

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Details

  • Version
    2.10.0
  • Updated
    April 19, 2024
  • Offered by
    zimbico
  • Size
    21.68KiB
  • Languages
    English (UK)
  • Developer
    Email
    zimbico+chrome-web-store@gmail.com
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

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  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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