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Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:24:49 PM »

Today, YouTube made it so all the videos there are huge, nearly filling the whole browser window. This slows down your entire computer.

Anyone know how to get it back to normal size?
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 10:40:36 PM »

Today, YouTube made it so all the videos there are huge, nearly filling the whole browser window. This slows down your entire computer.

Anyone know how to get it back to normal size?
Yeah, don't think that's true at all, unless you're still running Windows 95....

Are you sure you didn't accidentally press the "theatre mode" button on the bottom right?

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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 10:43:31 PM »

Are you sure you didn't accidentally press the "theatre mode" button on the bottom right?

I'm 100% certain. But all videos now are in theater mode.
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2018, 11:25:49 PM »

Lower the setting to 240p.

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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 12:07:21 AM »

Lower the setting to 240p.

That didn't do anything.
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 01:32:36 AM »

Yea, YouTube recently updated the video player so that it is huge. Haven't noticed any performance issues with it though (Win 7, 64 bit, 8 gigs RAM, Google Chrome), but I can't say I'm the biggest fan of the change, though we'll probably get used to it after a while...

At least the player conforms to the video frame now though (so standard screen videos are in a standard screen player).
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 01:52:29 AM »

I haven't noticed any changes.
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2018, 03:26:10 AM »

I haven't noticed any changes.
What are you using? Here's how it looks on my computer:


Here's how it used to look:
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018, 10:14:14 AM »

What are you using? Here's how it looks on my computer:


Here's how it used to look:


Holy shit, you have a lot of open tabs.
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2018, 12:37:20 PM »

I go crazy if I have more than five tabs open at once.
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2018, 01:06:17 PM »

For me it's rather common to have a ton of tabs open (especially when I'm on the forum).  Whenever I see a link to something I'm interested in, a new tab opens, and I often don't bother to get to it until I finish whatever I'm doing in my current tab.
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2018, 01:44:05 PM »

I haven't noticed any changes.
What are you using? Here's how it looks on my computer:

Still normal over here. Though I almost always use Cinema mode.

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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2018, 02:55:56 PM »

Whenever I see a link to something I'm interested in, a new tab opens

Do you have Eye Control technology on your computer?  :-D
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2018, 08:59:28 PM »

I can't believe YouTube hasn't fixed this stupid problem yet.
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2018, 09:49:02 PM »

I can't believe YouTube hasn't fixed this stupid problem yet.

This problem was never broken for me.
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2018, 12:23:50 AM »

For me it's rather common to have a ton of tabs open (especially when I'm on the forum).  Whenever I see a link to something I'm interested in, a new tab opens, and I often don't bother to get to it until I finish whatever I'm doing in my current tab.
Me to. I always have 25+ tabs open. I don't love it but I never want to close anything.
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Re: Getting YouTube videos back to normal size
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2018, 12:56:47 PM »

I don't know why, but it does seem that web developers love either maximizing browser windows or sideways scrolling, since many sites are optimized to be very wide.  The new Gmail design and sidebar ad on Inoreader stand out to me, but this would be just one more example.
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