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Full Screen Button

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As the name suggests, this simply adds “Full Screen” button to the toolbar and to the context menu.

Chrome Web Store Listing

There are menu and keyboard shortcuts to toggle full-screen mode in Chrome, but no toolbar icon or context-menu item by default. There are similar extensions in the store, but I wanted more (namely: to set different icons), so this button was made to fix my use case. Now one can select between several different icons and you can even add your own icon.

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If you know how to work with extensions (access options, remove etc.) — you can stop reading right now.

In case you are new in Chrome extensions and how to use them — below you’ll find all the important info about this particular one (but it’s pretty much the same for most of them). Keep reading if you are curious or have questions.

Overview:

This add-on will add a “Full Screen” button right in your Chrome toolbar. Click on the button and you’ll put the browser in full screen mode, click again and you’ll get it back to normal. That’s all about the main functionality of the “extension”. There are, however, two options available: you can change the default icon to best fit your Chrome theme (there are several pre-made icons and an option to set your own) and add/remove the full-screen button to the context menu.

At a Glance:

  • Add “full screen” to the toolbar
  • add it to the context menu
  • lightweight (doesn’t use system resources besides the icon on the toolbar)
  • basic customization (change icon and button behavior from the options page)

Questions & Answers:

Why adding separate extension for something that is already here?

Because there is no such icon by default in the toolbar.

But extensions eat system memory, why wasting resources just for one simple bookmark?

Not actually, the youtube button doesn’t eat memory. Technically said: it utilizes non-persistent background script, which, in English, implies the extension does not need to set aside memory (check the Chrome Task Manager in the event that you need to see with your own eyes: when you tap on the extension icon it will open youtube and free all resources after that). It acts like bookmark and the main “resources” it utilizes is for the screen space of the icon itself (yes, it takes some space from the toolbar, but it was made to do this 😉

How to get to the options page?

Follow the steps below:

  1. Right-click on the extension icon in the toolbar (see among the hidden icons if you don’t see it)
  2. Click “Options”

Alternatively, type “chrome://extensions” (without the quotes) in the url bar, click Enter, find the Youtube Button and click on the “options” link.

Does it work on mobile?

Unfortunately — no, Chrome for desktop is the only browser supported

Does it work on other browsers?

Nope. Only Chrome right now…

How to remove, uninstall, delete, get rid of this extension?

For each and any Chrome extension: It’s simple as a piece of cake. Just right-click on the toolbar icon and select “Remove from Chrome”. Or, in case  you can’t find the icon — go to the “extensions” page (type chrome://extensions in the url field) and remove the add-on from there.

How to set it to openYoutube in the current tab instead of creating new tab?

Right-click on the extension’s icon and select “Options”, then uncheck the first checkbox

How to add the shortcut to the context menu?

Go to the options page (see above) and check the “Add settings button to context menu” checkbox

What’s the deal with the toolbar icon?

Go to the “Options” page and play with the icons. There are several to choose from. If none fits your current theme (or aesthetic feeling) — you can set your own 19×19 pixel icon. (Custom icon should be in supported format (like *.gif or *.png or *.jpg) and located on your local drive)