YouTube - Pause with Space Properly

YouTube - Pause with Space Properly

Allows you to pause/play YouTube videos with the spacebar, even if the player doesn't have focus and without the annoying scrolling.

This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2023-06-30
Users: 151
Rating: 3.80 (10)
Version: 1.0.0 (Last updated: 2017-12-13)
Creation date: 2017-12-13
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 20.31K
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Fixes the common issue with pressing space to pause YouTube videos. This extension refocuses the video when pressing space (unless you're trying to type), preventing the default behaviour that shoots halfway down the webpage.

Simple fix for a simple problem. Don't know why YouTube won't fix things themselves.

User reviews
This was the 4th extension I tried after YouTube's recent UI fubar, and the only one so far that correctly ignores when you're typing in the comment/search field. You can stop searching, this is the droid you're after ;)

Fixes the recent change (May 2023) @ Youtube where spacebar now scrolls the page instead of play/pause. I can't imagine why anyone thought that was a good design idea but thankfully this extension fixes it. I can scroll comments, interact on any part of the page and space bar will do what it does best: Play & Pause. Thank you!
by Iridescent Jen Iridescent Jen, 2023-05-08

A new update to YouTube seems to have made it so when you press space bar the page scrolls down instead of pausing a video. This fix worked for me.
by Simon Londoño Simon Londoño, 2023-05-08
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Risk impact

YouTube - Pause with Space Properly is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

YouTube - Pause with Space Properly may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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