extension ExtPose

Multi-Tab Controller for YouTube

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Description from extension meta

Play or Pause any inactive YouTube video tab from any active tab, while viewing other pages online.

Image from store Multi-Tab Controller for YouTube
Description from store Pause, play skip, rewind YouTube videos from the extension popup. If you would like to control YouTube videos while browsing the web in another tab, you need this extension. It's common these days to listen to music, presentations or Podcasts on YouTube while browsing the web and not necessarily watch the video. Sometimes, you may leave your desk, need to concentrate or chat with a colleague, and changing to the correct YouTube tab in order to pause the video may be troublesome or embarrassing. This plugin solves that problem, by allowing you to pause and play again from any tab. In addition, there is a button to jump back (rewind) the video by 15 seconds if you lost concentration for example. Additionally you can jump to the next or previous video in the current playlist. Features (from popup): * Play / Pause YouTube videos from any tab * Jump to Next / Previous video * Jump to beginning of video * Skip forward / backward 15 seconds * Close or Jump to YouTube tabs from the extension popup Suggestions and bug-reports are very welcome!

Latest reviews

  • (2021-08-31) Karthick Annadurai: it was greatly usefull while working t previously i need switch btwn tabs to change songs without anyone noticing
  • (2021-04-12) Jaxson Thomas: There is a slight lag when pausing and playing but otherwise it is great
  • (2021-02-16) Christopher Evensen: Please add hotkeys for the scanning back/forward functions. I've been trying to find a way to control a tutorial video away from the tab for ages with my keyboard and I thought this was the way, but no hotkeys... (TAT)
  • (2020-11-13) 1Surinamer: i have open like 15 tabs, but the extensions only shows 8, is there a maximum tabs you can open? Great extension, love it alot!
  • (2020-08-04) J L.: Downloaded in order to play multiple YouTube videos at the same time (different tabs, same window) since Chrome/YouTube isn't allowing it anymore & I can't seem to find that chrome://flags function that should disable that background throttling It worked so I'm happy, only using it for that one function though
  • (2020-03-03) Fabricio Brunetti: Works great. Please add support for YT music
  • (2019-11-25) Erek Gilbertson: Amazing widget!
  • (2019-11-14) Артем Еросеев: Add rewind tracks as done in the plugin "Tab Play" https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tab-play/jjeagdfnfenacnncimelkhlnhkbiaoch - your plugin will be the best!
  • (2019-10-25) Sarah Smalley: Awesome! Now I can skip songs and not worry that my coworkers are thinking that I'm not working. I love it! :D
  • (2019-09-20) yusuf saraç: it would be great if you can add keyboard shortcuts to buttons. Great extension
  • (2019-09-15) Terra Nova: The author was very responsive to a feature request I had, "Pause All", and implemented it in v1.6.0 via a new "Stop sign" icon. Please see: http://disq.us/p/23s7ji4
  • (2019-08-19) Z1 Root: Awesome! Where has this extension been all my life?!? I've been looking for something like this for ages. I like being able to see which tabs have videos playing and manage them all from one interface. I think it's great that you have more than play and pause, but have other controls, too. That's sooo much better than expected!
  • (2019-06-01) Hassen Elberkennou: This is an EXCELLENT extension. Thank you. Btw Andrew, are you using the youtube API or tab DOM?
  • (2019-05-20) John Patrick Manalo: Fills in the gaps where Spotify can't! Thank you for this godsend!
  • (2019-05-20) Trevor Phillips: Really helps when listening to music in the background at work. And it's nice that it supports multiple tabs
  • (2019-05-10) Ajay varma: Great extension. I am looking so far this type of extension my journey ends here. If we have previous and next buttons it would be more useful.
  • (2019-01-12) Sergey Andreev: Вполне себе работает, проблем не заметил.
  • (2018-12-09) Disciple de Jésus-Christ: marche
  • (2018-09-06) Nagy Tamás: Very promising, but needs hotkeys (in case you don't know: chrome://extensions/shortcuts) prev, next vid is also a must
  • (2018-06-27) Mike F.: Por fin una extensión de este tipo que funciona
  • (2017-12-06) Avi From: This is exactly what i was looking for!! Thank you for creating!!
  • (2017-09-18) David Peterka: Slow, but it works nice.
  • (2017-05-25) Michael Xz: might not be super pretty but it is by far the best extension of it's class. Why? it does everything important and in a simple interface. Would be nice to have the current video tab that is open of each browser window in the browser highlighted. Or to be able to seek by clicking a spot in the current time display area
  • (2017-05-07) Jose E Montoya: first thanks for the extension is excellent only wanted to comment if you can add a button to advance to change in the playlist Thanks Again
  • (2017-02-01) vitor costa: Can i user any hotkey to pause or play my video?
  • (2017-01-22) Sameer Youssef: Nice BUT it needs another 2 buttons to allow going forward and back in the YouTube playlist
  • (2016-09-28) Michael Macleod: Awesome extension, very practical! Need one for Firefox too!
  • (2016-09-02) Akhil K.Venugopal: Loved it! Could you please add a forward seeking option like the rewind seek you already have?
  • (2016-07-07) Skana Works: Does exactly what it says. Can also close youtube windows right from the plugin. AND it also works on youtube tabs from other Chrome windows....!!! *_*
  • (2016-06-29) tawheed abdul-raheeem: Love it!
  • (2016-05-28) Jack Webb: Does exactly as it says. Useful if you have lots of tabs open and go between videos sometimes (Say a TV shows vs a short clip or podcast vs video). It could be a little faster, and I think the buttons could be slightly clearer/larger, but neither of these detract from the experience. Good Job dev :)
  • (2016-05-15) Rob Gordon: I was looking for a play/pause button directly in the youtube tab but I think this is even better! Really cool, thanks!
  • (2016-03-11) Joshua Marentette: I feel as if the extension should be a one-click app. But it does what it advertises to do - pause Youtube videos from whatever tab you're on. I wouldn't mind it being a bit faster, but I do like the app.

Latest issues

  • (2021-11-11, v:1.6.0) Amir R: volume control
    Could we get volume control?
  • (2020-04-21, v:1.6.0) IDon'tKnow Something: Highlight Videos in Extension (Starting (0:00), Ended, Started, and Currently Playing) and add "Window" support (Not the OS). Also, Add Very Own Rewind Button.
    Basically, I'm suggesting how, in the extension, you could color code the things above, as it can help to know which video is playing and then be able to pause it as an example. Coloring coding could help with this substantially with the key being at the top and bottom making it easy to understand what to do and get used to. The "Window" support basically means how when you have tabs on several windows, you could "lock" a window and then be able to play whatever videos are on that window compared to your current even though your still able to access it, even on the other window (keeps it organized) (on and off feature as well so that if you want all your videos in 1 spot or just from 1 window even though you can still use it on the other). Also, add a rewind button as you can just press the forward button constantly or the backwards button, but the rewinding button wouldn't make it such a hassle and make it go to the next video. These are just suggestions but thank you and have a good day. (Sorry if you're confused about the windows part, I can explain if needed).
  • (2020-02-25, v:1.6.0) Lee McCall: Display video upload date.
    I use this extension daily. Thanks for making it available, If I could make a suggestion it would be to have the video upload date somewhere in the display. I often find myself listening to very old videos because I can't see when they were uploaded.
  • (2020-01-14, v:1.6.0) Flor1k: Back button
    Hello, I've noticed that the "back" button currently only goes at the start of the current track, unless you are playing a youtube playlist. It makes sense that it works like this, but I think another back button for the page history would be convenient for when a playlist is not playing. Thanks.
  • (2019-11-10, v:1.6.0) Jack Hu: Suggestions
    - Volume control - Scrubber along the bottom to click+drag the playhead through a video Apart from that, awesome job!
  • (2019-10-08, v:1.6.0) Mason Davis: suggestion
    can you have it work for incognito tabs?
  • (2019-09-17, v:1.6.0) Hannah Swiderski: Very good but
    Can you put in away to give the video a thumbs up or down thanks
  • (2018-11-20, v:1.0.13) Eldar Yiftach: Adding new features
    First of all, I will start by thanking you for this amazing product. I can not do without him. I'd like to know if you can add a few more features to the product. 1. Control the volume of youtube. 2. Run backwards and forwards. Thanks in advance.
  • (2018-09-21, v:1.0.13) Non-functioning of spacebar key(for play/pause) & Adding a second keyboard shortcut
    First, thanks a lot for taking the effort to make this extension. Its extremely helpful especially at work.:). An issue that I have been facing: whenever I activate the extension, the first time I try to use spacebar for play/pause it doesn't work. But as soon as I do a play/pause using the extension ui the spacebar starts to work from there on. Would be extremely helpful if you could point me to a solution to this issue. Second one is a question: In the documentation its mentioned I can add up to 2 shortcuts. I have added one but can't find a way of adding the second one :(. Any ideas as to how to do this? Thanks Erum
  • (2018-08-01, v:1.0.13) Vladimir Petkov: Forward button
    This extension reeeeally neads a forward button too
  • (2018-05-15, v:1.0.13) Gabe: The box now go away if you click on something
    It would be nice if the box stayed, even if you clicked on something on your current tab. I have to re-click on the icon every time I want to use it.
  • (2017-10-04, v:1.0.13) Keyboard additions
    It would be awesome if you could make a keyboard shortcut to pause and play.
  • (2017-09-29, v:1.0.13) Keyboard shortcuts
    Please add keyboard shortcuts for all functions (particularly rewind 15 seconds)
  • (2017-05-07, v:1.0.13) Jose E Montoya: Botton advance
    first thanks for the extension is excellent only wanted to comment if you can add a button to advance to change in the playlist Thanks Again
  • (2017-03-24, v:1.0.13) Sandeep Sridhar: Shorcut for pause
    Please do add a keyboard shortcut to pause the current video or videos.


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4.7 (55 votes)
Last update / version
2019-09-18 / 1.6.0
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