Window Expander For YouTube

Window Expander For YouTube

Expands the YouTube Video to fill your entire web browser Window.

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What is Window Expander For YouTube?

Window Expander for YouTube is a unique Chrome extension designed for a premium YouTube viewing experience. Unlike the conventional full-screen button, it expands videos to fill the entire web browser window without altering the window size, which is extremely beneficial for multiple monitor setups. Its updates support HTML5 and https, and also allow setting a preferred video quality level.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.02 (413)
Version: 2.3 (Last updated: 2014-06-21)
Creation date: 2014-06-21
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
Size: 183.30K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

The Window Expander for YouTube maximizes YouTube videos in the web browser eliminating all white space and other texts. This is different then the fullscreen button in that it does not change the size of the actual browser window, it just fills the window with video. This is particularly useful for multiple monitor setups.

Version 2.3 adds support for HTML5. Note, the features such as setting resolution currently do not work with HTML5 videos; however, expanding and minimizing does work.

Version 2.2 removes a popup when the resolution of the video could not be found. Its a result of my debugging a previous problem.

Version 2.1 added support for https.

Version 2.0 fixed the quality not being set properly on expanded windows bug.

Version 1.7 new features: you can now set a preferred quality level for YouTube Videos. The options include small, medium, large, 720p, and 1080p.

User reviews
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  • Helps to resize YouTube player
  • Easily customizable and functional
  • Works well on large monitors
  • Doesn't work with playlists
  • Cannot reduce the window size once expanded
  • Issues with the quality settings
  • Disables autoplay
  • Adverts pop-up when pausing videos
Most mentioned
  • Expands video into full screen
  • Need for Autoplay feature
  • Need for resizing window
  • Ads appearing on pause
  • Not working on other websites with embedded YouTube videos
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Risk impact

Window Expander For YouTube may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Window Expander For YouTube has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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