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Features

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Features

General

General
Use modified YT+ language
Disable advertisements outside the video page
YouTube logo redirects to subscriptions
Enable subscription playlist
Enable infinite scroll in feeds
Enable pop-out mode
Remove autoplay up next
Disable SPF
Default channel page
Layout
Grid layout in subscriptions
Grid layout in search results
Improved blue notification box
Disable hovercards
Compact titles in feeds
Remove blue glow around clicked buttons
Hide footer
Hide recommended channels sidebar
Hide search results sidebar
Hide channel sidebar

Video

Player settings
Disable advertisements in the video page
Enable advertisements only in videos from subscribed channels
Player always visible when reading comments
Floating player width
Autoplay videos
Disable subtitles and CC
Disable annotations
Disable share panel when video ends
Memorize audio volume
Disable YouTube loudness normalisation
Player shortcuts always active
Memorize player mode
Change volume with mouse wheel
Disable DASH playback Deprecated
Disable HFR (60fps)
Use the HTML5 player when possible
Default video quality
Player layout
Enable info bar with watch later button
Disable dynamic player size in default view
Fit to page in theater mode
Fit to page max width
Playlists
Enable playlist autoplay control
Enable reverse playlist control
Layout
Pop-out player size
Comment section
Sidebar mode alignment Deprecated
Compact title in video description
Short video description buttons
Show link with number of uploaded videos
Show how long the video has been published
Hide video details
Auto expand video description

Blacklist

Enable blacklist

Advanced options (only located below the video player)

Autoplay
Repeat video
Seek map Deprecated
Open thumbnail
Take screenshot
Sidebar mode Deprecated
Pop-out video
Fullbrowser mode
Cinema mode
Frame by frame
YouTube shortcuts list

Use modified YT+ language

When enabled YT+ will use the custom language added by the user or fall back to the default language if there is none. To add a custom language simply click on the language button located on the top right and modify the labels as you want. Do not modify any of the label names (left side), only modify their translations (right side).

Disable advertisements outside the video page

Advertisements will no longer appear in the "What to watch", search results and channel pages.

YouTube logo redirects to subscriptions

When you click on the YouTube logo (usually located on the top left corner of the website) you will be redirected to your subscriptions page instead of the What to watch page.

Enable subscription playlist

This feature will place a new button in your subscription feed, clicking on it will load the most recent videos in your subscription feed into a playlist with up to a maximum of 20 videos.

Enable infinite scroll in feeds

This feature will allow you to scroll down your feeds non-stop (almost if your internet is not fast enough), no more need to click on the Load more button. Be aware that sometimes the button simply doesn't work and this is something I cannot change, just try refreshing the page or try again later.

Enable sidebar mode

Deprecated feature as of 1.0.9

A new button will appear whenever you move your mouse over video thumbnails. Clicking on it will open the video in sidebar mode.

Enable Pop-out mode

WARNING: For this feature to work correctly your browser settings must not block or modify normal pop-out behavior

A new button will appear whenever you move your mouse over video thumbnails. Clicking on it will open the video in pop-out mode.
The user can set his preferred window size via the Pop-out player size feature. The window itself can be moved around directly from within the player, simply click over the player and move the mouse around to a position of your preference.

TIP: If you want to keep the pop-out window always on top I am sorry but the browsers do not offer this ability for extensions, however there are great light and small macros that offer this functionality. Personally I have been using the Always on Top macro by labnol since this feature has been launched and it is working well ever since. To make the pop-out window always on top with the macro running simply select the window and press Ctrl+Space. To revert its state select the window and press the same key combination again. This macro also works for any window you would like to have always on top.

In Chrome the pop-out will be reused only if it is being launched from the tab that first opened the pop-out, this is a browser issue and can only be fixed by the Chrome team

Remove autoplay up next

The autoplay up next suggested video feature will be removed. This feature shouldn't be confused with playlist autoplay.

Disable SPF

SPF (Structured Page Fragments) will be disabled. This feature is most commonly known by the red loading bar that appears on the top of YouTube when changing pages and is used to provide a faster and less bandwidth consuming navigation for the user, turning it off will make YouTube pages open like new pages during navigation.

Default channel page

Depending on your choice, clicking on a channel or username link in YouTube will allow you to go directly to a specific section of their channel instead of the main Home channel page.

Grid layout in subscriptions

Your subscription feed list will change into a grid layout which users might prefer due to being more compact and simple.

Grid layout in search results

Your search results list will change into a grid layout which users might prefer due to being more compact and simple.

Improved blue notification box

The blue notification box that usually appears on the top left area of YouTube whenever add or remove videos to a playlist will become flushed with the search field, resulting in a more pleasant experience.

Disable hovercards

Hovering channel or username links in YouTube will no longer display an hovercard which contains different information related to the respective channel.

Compact titles in feeds

Titles in video thumbnails will no longer display in full, instead the excess text will be hidden and the common three dots (...) will indicate when a title is longer than the visible text.

Remove blue glow around clicked buttons

The common blue glow around active elements (usually used by users that navigate in YouTube with a non-pointer device, such as a remote or keyboard) will no longer appear.

Hide footer

The bottom section of YouTube will no longer be visible resulting in a less cluttered look.

Hide recommended channels sidebar

The sidebar in the subscriptions page will no longer appear.

Hide search results sidebar

The sidebar in search results' pages will no longer appear.

Hide channel sidebar

The sidebar in channels' pages will no longer appear.

Disable advertisements in the video page

Advertisement will no longer appear in the video pages, including video ads.

Enable advertisements only in videos from subscribed channels

Advertisement will be allowed only for videos belonging to channels that you are subscribed to. Disable advertisements in the video page must be enabled for this to work correctly.

Player always visible when reading comments

Whenever you want to scroll down to read more comments, but you don't want to miss anything from the video, the player will follow you along the sidebar automatically whenever 50% of the default video position is no longer visible.

You can also move the player to any position you desire or set it to the default sidebar aligned behavior. To move the player press and hold the mouse directly on the video, drag to the position you like and then release the mouse button. If you set it against the browser edges it will stay snapped to them.

Floating player width

Allows you to change the size of the player when floating over the comments area.
The minimum width is 350px and the smaller the size the less buttons are visible (default YouTube behavior)

Autoplay videos

Videos will play automatically whenever you open a new video or visit channel pages that contain trailer videos.

Disable subtitles and CC

Subtitles and Closed Captions will no longer be displayed automatically or not at all.

Disable annotations

Annotations will be off by default.

Disable share panel when video ends

The share panel will no longer open automatically whenever the video stops playing.

Memorize audio volume

Videos will remember the volume setting you last changed to. This is useful for users using browser settings which remove temporary browsing data (incognito mode, for example) or to prevent the setting itself from resetting after its expiration date.
Disabling this setting allows YouTube to handle it, it does not reset your audio volume.

Disable YouTube loudness normalisation

YouTube provides loudness normalisation on the client side, however this does not work well most of the time resulting in plenty of videos playing too low to enjoy. When this option is enabled the videos will play at the volume the video author intended to play.

Player shortcuts always active

When this feature is active all player shortcuts will be functional automatically without having to click on the player. They should not interfere with typing functionalities so that the user can post/reply comments or use the search bar.

To see which shortcuts the YouTube player supports please see the following table:
YouTube shortcuts

Memorize player mode

The last player mode you used (theater or normal) will persist whenever you return to YouTube.

Change volume with mouse wheel

Use your mouse wheel to increase or decrease the video volume in steps of 5 up to the max of 100 volume setting. During the volume change the player's volume slider will become visible to provide a better representation of the current volume level that is being set.

Disable DASH playback

Deprecated feature as of 1.5.0

DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) playback will be disabled, allowing YouTube to buffer videos without stopping, but the only available quality options with DASH disabled are 720p and below with no 60fps.
Constant buffering no longer works in Chrome.

Disable HFR (60fps)

HFR (High Frame Rate) streams will be disabled when possible, there are cases when this is not possible, please read issue #435. Videos that offer quality options with more than 30fps will no longer list them, instead the same quality options with 30fps (or less) will become available. This feature is useful for users with computers that cannot handle very well HFR streams or users with limited network capabalities, making it possible to keep watching HD content at a smaller cost.

Use the HTML5 player when possible

The HTML5 player will be used by default whenever it is possible. Disabling this will cause some features to not work whenever the Flash player is being used simply because they are not possible with the Flash version.

Default video quality

Set your preferred video quality and the player will load by default the selected quality or closest to it if the chosen quality is not available.

Enable info bar with watch later button

This feature will enable the top bar of the player to become visible while not in fullscreen, restoring easy access to the watch later button in the new transparent player layout.

Disable dynamic player size in default view

When watching videos in normal mode, the player and page will no longer increase according to the size of the browser, instead they will stay at the smallest size as per the old behavior.

Fit to page in theater mode

When watching videos in theater mode the player will adjust itself to the max available width the browser has or max user width. Default value is 1280px.

Fit to page max width

When Fit to page in theater mode is enabled, this option will allow you to limit the maximum width the player is allowed to reach in either pixels (1280px, for example) or percentages (80%, for example). Default value is 1280px.

Separate playlist from player

Deprecated feature as of 0.9.8

While watching playlists with the player in normal mode the playlist will no longer be connected to the player, instead it will be more inline with the recommended videos sidebar.

Enable playlist autoplay control

A button will appear in playlists wich will allow you to control wether or not the playlist should go to the next video when the current one ends.

Enable reverse playlist control

A button will appear in playlists which will allow you to reverse the order of the current playlist.

Pop-out player size

WARNING: For this feature to work correctly your browser settings must not block or modify normal pop-out behavior

This feature allows you to set a default size (width) of your pop-out window. The correct height will be automatically calculated according to the inserted width following a 16/9 AR.

Sidebar mode alignment

Deprecated feature as of 1.0.8

Depending on your choice, whenever you open a video in sidebar mode it will align on your monitor (or not) according to your choice.

Comment section

Depending on your choice, the comment section will either be visible as it is by default on YouTube, hidden with a button in its place to load the comments whenever the user wants or removed completely.

Compact title in video description

Extensive video titles will not break into new lines, instead the excess will be hidden and replaced by three dots (...) which will indicate when a title is longer than the visible text.

Short video description buttons

The buttons present in the video header box (Add to, Share and More actions) will no longer show any labels.

Show link with number of uploaded videos

A return of an old YouTube feature; when enabled the number of uploaded videos of the current video author will display in front of his name as a link directed to the video page whenever possible.

Show how long the video has been published

A relative posting time will appear whenever possible in front of the published timestamp present in the video description box, making it more easier to know how long ago the video has been uploaded.

Hide video details

The video description box will be hidden.

Auto expand video description

The video description box will automatically be expanded.

Enable blacklist

Warning: YouTube changes prevents blacklist from working on related videos section, read more about it here https://github.com/ParticleCore/Particle/releases/tag/1.9.4

A new button will appear whenever you move your mouse over video thumbnails. Clicking on it will add the video author to your blacklist which will be used to block all videos from that author. You can edit your list and remove individual channels or usernames via the x button that appears whenever you move over their name in the blacklist. You can also click on the usernames to open the specific channel.

If you still see videos from channels that you have blocked then they are most likely clone/fake channels.

Autoplay

Control wether the videos should play automatically when their page is opened.

Repeat video

Make videos play again when they reach the end.

Seek map

Deprecated feature as of 0.6.5

Whenever available, a map containing images of the video at certain times will appear in the video allowing you to jump to a specific moment by clicking on the respective image at that time.

Open thumbnail

Opens the video thumbnail image in a new window.

Take screenshot

While the video is playing, an image taken from the video at the moment the button was pressed will appear on the bottom right corner which you can right-click and choose to save it on your computer. The image quality is directly related to the current video quality you have selected, the higher the quality, the bigger the screenshot is. To close the image press the button located on the bottom right corner of the screenshot.

Sidebar mode

Deprecated feature as of 1.0.9

Allows you to open the current video or playlist in sidebar mode.

Pop-out video

Allows you to open the current video in a pop-out window.

TIP: If you want to keep the pop-out window always on top I am sorry but the browsers do not offer this ability for extensions, however there are great light and small macros that offer this functionality. Personally I have been using the Always on Top macro by labnol since this feature has been launched and it is working well ever since. To make the pop-out window always on top with the macro running simply select the window and press Ctrl+Space. To revert its state select the window and press the same key combination again. This macro also works for any window you would like to have always on top.

Fullbrowser mode

Whenever the video starts playing the player will fill the entire space available in the browser. Once the video ends the player will return to its normal size. To return to the normal mode before the video ends simply press the Esc key or click the resize button present in the player, next to the Fullscreen button.

Cinema mode

Whenever the video starts playing the entire page will turn dark around the player, it will keep that way even when the video is paused or buffering. Once it ends or if the user turns it off then the page will become light again.

Frame by frame

While active, this option will allow you to accurately skip single frames ahead or behind. While pressing the Shift key, use the keyboard right and left arrows to navigate to the next or previous frames.
If during 60fps videos it looks like you are only changing frames after you press the arrow key twice then this is because the video was recorded at 60fps, but the original video source (mostly games) was not running at 60fps.

YouTube shortcuts list

This feature is temporarily being used as a link to the YouTube shortcuts list, it will eventually show a modal window on the YouTube page without having to leave. Lists all known YouTube shortcuts to help users take advantage of their keyboard for more a productive viewing experience.

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