Open YouTube Videos in PopUp Window with a Bookmark03 Nov 2013
TL;DR Follow these steps to add a bookmark to your browser that opens YouTube videos in a popup window.
Aside from my laptop, I use two monitors. This allows my to “multitask” which is fancy talk for having something running/playing in the background while I’m actually working. Sometimes the thing that is running in the background is a YouTube video. This is great with music videos and long videos that don’t need my full attention. However, I find it annoying to have the YouTube page or video fill the entire screen. What I need is a small window with just the video. I don’t really need the comments, suggestions, header, etc.
The embed HTML is the key here. You can right-click on the video and directly copy the embed code. It looks like this:
Embed code has a lot of options that you can view in the help section.
This embed code is of an iFrame that opens a YouTube page at a certain URL. YouTube would actually take care of removing all of the extra stuff that I don’t need.
How to Add This to My Browser
- Copy this code:
- Open your browser’s Bookmark window.
- Create a new bookmark, and give it a name. Say: Popup YouTube Video.
- In the location, paste the code listed above.
- You’re all done.