Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: [How To] Dim Youtube Background When Watching Video!

  1. #1
    I Recruit Only The BEST. Sketchy's Minion Cannon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    1,082
    Thanks
    162
    Thanked 180 Times in 106 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default [How To] Dim Youtube Background When Watching Video!

    This is something I've wanted from Youtube for a long time... The ability to darken the page surrounding your video!

    Example:
    lights2.jpg



    I did this using Firefox and more importantly - Grease Monkey!

    Grease monkey is a fabulous add-on in Firefox that lets you run custom user scripts. Scripts are very useful, and allow you to custom-tailor your browsing experience.

    Instructions:

    1. Start by getting and installing Grease Monkey. Link above ^

    2.With Grease Monkey installed, install THIS USER SCRIPT. Here's the link to the script's page.



    Usage:

    To use this add-on simply restart firefox and navigate to any video on youtube. You'll notice a new "Lights out" button as shown below:

    lights1.jpg



    This add-on allows for two levels of darkness. Simply click the dim button twice to cycle through:
    lights2.jpg

    lights3.jpg



    Supporting Links:
    Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
    Grease monkey: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../greasemonkey/
    Soundcloud User Script Page: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/11058
    Soundcloud User Script Install: http://userscripts.org/scripts/source/11058.user.js
    Generic Script Install Guide: http://userscripts.org/about/installing

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Cannon For This Useful Post:

    p1ncush1on (08-18-2013)

  3. #2
    Poster on Hacks!
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Surrey, BC
    Posts
    1,222
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked 198 Times in 137 Posts

    Default

    cool idea, but why not just full screen?


  4. #3
    Sexy Post Beast Spinal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Inverness, Florida
    Posts
    868
    Thanks
    192
    Thanked 82 Times in 73 Posts

    Default

    I thought thats what that light switch they just put in did. XD

  5. #4
    El Che's Beer fetcher Pew Pew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Quebec, Qc
    Posts
    1,583
    Thanks
    94
    Thanked 123 Times in 81 Posts

    Default

    or for google chrome just use the https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...fblcplfjjepjdn plugin
    (╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻

  6. #5
    I Recruit Only The BEST. Sketchy's Minion Cannon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    1,082
    Thanks
    162
    Thanked 180 Times in 106 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Full screen is fine, but for low quality videos, it destroys quality. This is better for on the fly videos in my opinion.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •