[How To] Dim Youtube Background When Watching Video!

Discussion in 'Tutorials, Tips and Tricks' started by Cannon, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Cannon

    Cannon I Recruit Only The BEST. Member

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    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/firefox/addon/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
     
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  2. inept

    inept CmG Friend Member

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    cool idea, but why not just full screen?
     
  3. Spinal

    Spinal Notable Poster Member

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    I thought thats what that light switch they just put in did. XD
     
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    Pew Pew Forum Adept Member

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  5. Cannon

    Cannon I Recruit Only The BEST. Member

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