extension ExtPose

InstantView for YouTube™

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Allows youtube videos to be opened in a popup (without changing pages)

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Description from store Makes browsing YouTube quicker by opening videos in a popup when their thumbnails are clicked. InstantView also helps reduce the amount of YouTube tabs opened at a given time by allowing you to watch videos on the current page without the fear of losing your place. Features • Popup to quickly view videos, playlists, comments, and descriptions • Mini player (picture in picture) • Visualizations • Many different options to customize look and behavior • Open Source (https://github.com/afrmtbl/InstantView) Latest Update: v4.7.0 FIXES - Allowing InstantView access to your YouTube account is now possible again through the sign in button in the options page CHANGES - Removed the ratings bar now that YouTube now longer provides access to the dislikes count The full version history can be found on GitHub. If you find any bugs, let me know and I'll fix them as soon as I can :) * Requires Chrome 64+ * * Google translate was used for translation. Please email or create a new support issue for any corrections that should be made! * * If you would like another language added, either create a feature request or email me and I will add it as soon as I can * PERMISSIONS • Read and change your data on: googleapis.com and youtube.com • googleapis.com: to retrieve information about the video for the popup (title, channel, likes, dislikes, etc..) • youtube.com: so the popup can open on YouTube • Storage • Save user preferences • Identity (optional) • Used to subscribe to channels and rate videos YOUTUBE CONCEPT DESIGN BY: aureliensalomon https://dribbble.com/aureliensalomon https://dribbble.com/shots/1338727-Youtube-Redesign

Latest reviews

  • (2024-01-01) Wel come: At first I thought it was useless, but when I looked carefully I found that you need to click on the thumbnail to open the small window, and click on the title to be the normal action of YouTube. This design is very good and convenient! ! ! I hope there will be more entry methods, such as the middle mouse button or the right-click menu. At first I thought it couldn't be used on the subscription interface (https://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions), but then I found out that just go to the background settings and turn off the mouse-over preview playback. 开始以为没用,仔细看发现需要点缩略图才是小窗口,点标题是youtube原来正常动作,这个设计很好很方便!!!希望有更多入口方式,比如鼠标的中建或者右键菜单等。 开始以为在订阅界面无法使用(https://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions),后以发现去后台设置把鼠标悬停预览播放关闭就行了。
  • (2023-06-29) Attack Bear: Doesnt work
  • (2023-03-10) Beliy Bars: Расширение перестало работать
  • (2023-01-31) Иван Иванов: Отлично! Всё работает. Спасибо!
  • (2022-09-12) Jan Zaharov: Super !!!
  • (2022-07-10) Đăng Khôi Nguyễn Văn: It's good Shall you make the option that the default resolution is HD, FullHD
  • (2022-04-29) Хороший Человек: Жаль разработчик изчез. Наверное подох. А так, расширение отличное. И нужное. Too bad the developer is gone. Probably died. Well, it's a great extension. And necessary .
  • (2022-02-19) Mina Waheed: It's a great extension, thank you so much. But, I can't sign in Google account even after the last update. The "Sign in with Google" is not clickable.
  • (2022-02-10) Bill Gates: Hi. Thank you for continuing to support the extension. Please reintroduce rating bar and make it compatible with "Return YouTube Dislike", if it possible.
  • (2021-12-21) 真的很抱歉: 只能看留言,如果能發留言就更好了
  • (2021-11-26) ekarron: After 2+ years of using, still works great!
  • (2021-08-31) 5h3i1ah: I love it, but I can't grant it access to my Google account. "This app tried to access sensitive info in your Google Account. To keep your account safe, Google blocked this access."
  • (2021-05-27) Terry McGinnes: Как дать разрешение приложению для оценки с лайками?
  • (2021-02-12) 許老爷: 我在内地上网无法使用
  • (2020-12-10) Yingjie Zheng: Not working in China Chrome. Fk!!!!
  • (2020-09-10) Sadra Esnr: Love it , google should allow th eapp to be recognized
  • (2020-09-09) shiyang paul: 然并卵
  • (2020-09-08) Sam Rodrigues: I loved it, it was something I was looking for, to load the page and videos faster, since there is no execution of many things and elements. I would put a maximum score if I saw that the developer left the video in a larger window while he’s not minimized. Option to adjust the screen size of the video using the mouse or something like that. Getting better to watch while he’s not minimized. Thanks for that extension :)
  • (2020-08-27) Megan Lettiere (Luna): A great tool for watching YouTube and the visualizer feature provides a rare feature that is glaringly absent from the rest of Chrome... FIVE STARS!!!!!
  • (2020-04-04) Hosty: I cant like a video or subsribe to a channel unless I give instantview access to my account. ok. BUT IT DOESNT GIVE ME A LINK OR A POPUP TO GIVE IT PERMISSION. so there is no way i can give it access!!.. Pls make an Opera version!
  • (2020-03-30) DatingAdvice ForMen: How do I change the language?
  • (2020-03-21) You Tube: Great extension 4/5*. I'd rate it 5/5* if it worked with the "watch later" playlist.
  • (2020-02-22) Harry TM: Thanks for making this extension, it's amazing!
  • (2019-11-27) Bill Gates: Thank you for updating it for recent youtube changes.
  • (2019-11-25) Laura Timmel: This looks like it's probably a great extension, but I just can't get it to work. I tried it in different tabs, on different videos, with my other extensions turned off, and with various different settings, but as far as I can tell, it's not doing anything...
  • (2019-10-24) J Mitchell: This is a great extension! I never liked the idea of either having to open a separate tab or replace the page I was on to watch a youtube video. This eliminates the extra tab and keeps my page. My go to site is youtube and this extension is gold to me. Great job!!!!
  • (2019-09-03) Daniel Gamer: é otimo de mais gostei mesmo essa extensão
  • (2019-08-17) Disciple de Jésus-Christ: marche dernier test le 7 juin 2019 Edit marche plus, ça bug énormément le 26 juillet 2019 (surement une autre extension qui posé problème) marche parfaitement dernier test le 18 août 2019
  • (2019-08-01) Pccapso: Great extension, but Chrome 76 seems to have changed something as it is not pulling view/comment data and I no longer see the flag mentioned in the description.
  • (2019-07-03) Edson J Silva: Magnífico! Recomendo o uso desta extensão. Parabéns ao desenvolvedor.
  • (2019-05-28) Jawash Asalan: Amazing extension, very handy for a quick youtube experience. Standards can now also be set so it's been perfected. Thank you :)
  • (2019-01-08) Raiden Roy: +1 for nightmode & the additional gray theme.
  • (2018-11-26) Sirena Pearl Art: Loved it is there a way to make it possible to comment?
  • (2018-10-29) Skeeb's Archive: Very noice, it's like the miniplayer but an extended version, would reccomend for when listening to music tbh
  • (2018-10-11) Dan R: Oh Perfect- Thank You ! Can you make an ability to sort My Playlists in Alphabetical order?
  • (2018-08-20) josh mango: Awesome extension man, Looking forward to future updates!
  • (2018-08-04) Shafiq Ramli: What a really great extension. Hat off to you. A little suggestion maybe you can polish the interface a little bit more that would be awesomer :)
  • (2018-06-30) It's really good.
  • (2018-06-29) Chris Luera: Great extension! Can you add the ability to Like/Dislike ?
  • (2018-04-17) L.ANDRE: NO TRABAJANDO
  • (2018-03-29) Dragon0697: Nice Extention, but pls add the ability to resize the miniplayer
  • (2018-02-17) Kid Sheldon: Nice extension, and (in my opinion) an improvement over FasTube in terms of the main functionality. It allows you to click the buttons on the thumbnail without opening the player, and it seems to load faster.

Latest issues

  • (2024-04-07, v:4.7.0) Junior Lira: is not working anymore please
    in chrome 123v no work by anyway in youtube
  • (2023-11-04, v:4.7.0) Wel come: subscription interface cannot be used!
    This design is very good and convenient!! But the subscription interface (https://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions) cannot be used, so I hope the author update support from subscription interface to create a window, thank the author's work.
  • (2023-01-18, v:4.7.0) Sarah Thomen (benderfan45): Can't sign in with google
    I'm trying ti sign in with google but I got an acess error screen.
  • (2022-12-24, v:4.7.0) Muhammad Waleed Ishaq: Sign in with google button not working
    Its not working! but extension is working fine!
  • (2022-11-15, v:4.7.0) Aryan: Please solve this problem
    Unfortunately the extension is not working properly. I click on the thumbnail and nothing happens. Also sometimes popup is opened video never starts to play even after waiting 2 min's... I am using this extension on edge browser
  • (2022-09-18, v:4.7.0) Roger3: Extension problem
    Unfortunately the extension is not working properly. I click on the thumbnail and nothing happens. Please update it
  • (2022-09-11, v:4.7.0) ekarron: I think It needs an update
    It doesn't work as it used to work :( sometimes it won't work on a page before reloading it.
  • (2022-04-29, v:4.7.0) Хороший Человек: Hey, answer us!
    Looks like the developer is dead!
  • (2022-04-08, v:4.7.0) Huy Minh Lê: Problem with Microsoft Edge
    I can sign in with Google account on Edge, this function works only for Chrome?
  • (2022-02-03, v:4.6.3) Mina Waheed: InstantView requires access to your account to be able to like or subscribe
    I can't give it access. How can I do this, please??
  • (2022-01-08, v:4.6.3) Sami Ryan: 'Mark as watched' Eye Icon
    The extension doesn't allow me to click the 'Mark as watched' eye icon instead it opens the video, I need a fix for this issue please, thank you.
  • (2021-11-07, v:4.6.3) Keith: Issues still not working properly
    1. You still have to click on the video to get focus on it to use keyboard controls. 2. Still getting the issue of not being able to Like due to "needs access" message.
  • (2021-09-01, v:4.6.3) 5h3i1ah: Can't connect to Google account
    I'm trying to connect it to this new Google account, but Google is blocking it for security reasons. > This app is blocked > This app tried to access sensitive info in your Google Account. To keep your account safe, Google blocked this access.
  • (2021-02-21, v:4.6.3) Rupesh Rohilla: this popup is showing when i click on subscribe in all the browsers "instant view need to access your account to be able to rate videos and subscribe to channel" but no option to give access all browser
    same issue with me also i am facing in chrome edge vivandi opera brave everywhere please help iam using windows 10 all the things are updated problem :- this popup is showing when i click on subscribe in all the browsers "instant view need to access your account to be able to rate videos and subscribe to channel" but there is no any option to give access i like this extension but i can not use is properly please improve it. other then this extension is super great for research work million of people need this type of extension to improve productivity
  • (2020-11-18, v:4.6.3) Wonder: Can you improve the comment section
    Add a like button for the comment section and make it look like the normal YouTube comment section but better these are just some suggestions to make the Extension better
  • (2020-09-24, v:4.6.2) 포카리: it does not work anymore at youtube main page
    it does not work anymore at youtube main page
  • (2020-09-23, v:4.6.2) Keith: Half working now?
    Your extension, all of a sudden, doesn't work on the home page of youtube for me. It works on my Subscriptions/Trending tabs when clicking on videos, but when I click on a video on the main page, they're fully opening now. Did something update? I've restarted my browser/PC and re-installed the extension.
  • (2020-06-11, v:4.6.2) Dragon0697: Mini Mode
    So the first time i clicked on minimize the mini player showed up but after closing it and doing that again it did not open but the video continued to play and the only thing to stop the video was to reload the page. But at that point the mini mode is completly broken untill I deaktivate and aktivate the addon again.
  • (2020-06-09, v:4.6.2) ekarron: Can't control the video with keyboard shortcuts
    I don't know if this is solvable, but when I open a video I can't control the video (pause, forward, backward...) with keyboard shortcuts. I mean the video window is not focused so you have to click inside the video before you can use space to pause the video or arrows/J,K to play forward and backward.
  • (2020-05-31, v:4.6.2) 高橋浩: fail to sign in google account
    Now I am facing a problem that the 'Instanview for Youtube' doesn't have access to my google account and I can operate nothing on it. It shows 'This app has not been verified yet by Google in order to use Google Sign In' when I try to sign in on this extension. Now I cannot rate videos or subscribe channels through this extension.
  • (2020-05-23, v:4.6.2) hieu le minh: problem
    i have a problem with a minimize function ,after i update win to ver 1909 ,when i click minimize ,it's doesn't show the minimize video but the sound still on ,pls help
  • (2020-05-02, v:4.6.2) 曾俊: InstantView for YouTube™
  • (2020-04-14, v:4.6.2) Pccapso: Quota limit hit
    Recently depending on time of day the video info is not pulled and there is a message about hitting a quota limit. I assume there is some sort of daily api call limit that is being hit or something similar. Would it be possible for a user to generate and use their own api key to avoid this in future (assuming i am not completely wrong on the cause)? regardless thanks for the awesome extension and timely updates!
  • (2020-03-20, v:4.6.1) Matt Gomont Diagou: Need this on Firefox
    Is it possible to have this on Firefox?
  • (2020-03-09, v:4.6.1) 포카리: error code 403
    since last week error code 403 occasionally appear when i click the thumbnail. i cant see video title and other information
  • (2020-01-24, v:4.6.1) M D: Ctr + click = full screen
    Someone already suggested this, if this could be happen (even in a pro version) it would be awesome!
  • (2020-01-24, v:4.6.1) M D: doesn't work on channel's page
    works fine everywhere on youtube except on the channel's page, I mean when you enter to creater's page on youtube and click on a video's thumbnail, nothing happens, it doesn't open the video in normal mode nor in instant mode(
  • (2020-01-03, v:4.6.1) Jamaican vibez: buy
    how can i buy watch hour
  • (2019-11-26, v:4.5.3) 포카리: it doesn't work anymore
    as youtube updated, it doesn't work at new youtube home it works at old version of youtube but it doesn't work only at youtube home instantview doesn't work it works at other page of youtube except home
  • (2019-11-08, v:4.5.3) Minh Lê Huy: Youtube new version
    I cant use this extension on new version of Youtube. Any ideas?
  • (2019-10-28, v:4.5.3) Jawho Asha: Problems with my main google account (thumbnail click opens new site)
    Hi there seems to be a problem when using this extension with my normal google account. There it only works occasionally and mostly opens up the videos normally despite clicking at the thumbnail. There is a similar extension to this, that has the exact same issue. I tried deactivating all other extensions and even switched to vivaldi browser but even here it stops working as soon as i log in. It does work with a different google account. I already tried deleting all my google activities and youtube history but that didn't help. Any other ideas? Cheers
  • (2019-08-01, v:4.5.2) Minh Lê Huy: Instantview on Google Chrome 76
    Today I updated Google Chrome 76, but chrome://flags#network-services cant be used anymore, How can I fix it?
  • (2019-07-27, v:4.5.2) Jawash Asalan: Removing advertisements
    Do the ads support you? If not do you think it's possible to make them disappear? Several Adblockers are unable to.
  • (2019-06-09, v:4.5.2) BOX -IT: FullScreen
    Ctrl + Click = FullScreen
  • (2019-04-21, v:4.5.2) Alex Lion: Not Working on Brave.
    The likes function does not seem to work properly on Brave Browser. Even after disabling the suggested flags. Another issue extension does not apply the "DarkMode" theme from youtube stays on the white plain background. this can be fixed as a temporarily solution with The Dark reader extension Or Stylish/Ect.
  • (2019-04-01, v:4.5.2) Skyworld: 이거 쓰는 한국 사람 없나..
    왜 안되는거지 이거 진짜 좋은 확장프로그램인데.. 오래 써왔는데 ㅠㅠ
  • (2019-03-24, v:4.5.0) M D: Doesn't show video's information
    it all worked fine until the last update from chrome [Version 73.0.3683.86 / on windows 10], then it stopped showing the channel's name, likes, dislikes, comments. video displaying is still working fine. https://nimb.ws/n4OFdv
  • (2019-01-08, v:4.5.0) Raiden Roy: Suggestions to make your extension more robust o_Ô
    Hey Dev, I really liked the functionality of this extension, its quick & time saving however, there are loads of other enhancements you can add to make it better, more powerful & robust. 1) let the users see how many likes and dislikes the comment section has, right now your extension doesn't show likes & dislikes count. 2) let the user see/browse unlimited comments. as of right now we can only see 14 comments :( 3) Add a playlist kinda feature this feature will come handy if a user wants to watch 10 to 20 videos together without interruption they will select all the videos they want to watch and then your extension will let them watch all of the videos together. 4) ambient like back lighting cinema effect for e.g. https://www.mycinema.pro/i/cinema-lights.jpg & obviously, all the above features will increase userbase as well.


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4.1077 (65 votes)
Last update / version
2022-02-10 / 4.7.0
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