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Youtube Button

As the name says, this is simply a shortcut button that opens Youtube.

It’s literally a bookmark but placed in the toolbar (not in the regular bookmarks menu).

To download, rate or review it — visit it’s Chrome Web Store page:

Chrome Web Store Listing

On this page you’ll find all the important info about this Chrome extension. Keep reading if you are curious or have questions.

Youtube Button in the Toolbar:

This add-on creates a Youtube bookmark right in your Chrome toolbar. Click on the icon and you’ll open — this is all about the main function of the “extension”. There are, however, some fancy options available: you can change the default behavior of the button (to make it open in new tab or in the current tab) and you can change the bookmark icon to best fit your Chrome theme (there are several pre-made icons and an option to set your own).

At a Glance:

  • Add a shortcut to the toolbar instead of the bookmarks menu
  • lightweight (doesn’t use system resources besides the icon on the toolbar)
  • easy customization (change icon and button behavior)
  • option to add it to the context menu

Questions & Answers:

Why adding separate extension for something that needs only a bookmark?

Because bookmarks can’t be added to the toolbar, and there are changeable icons (and some other fancy options) for better look and feel

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)


This extension is not an official Youtube/Google product. It is made by us ( and is not associated in any way with Google, Inc.

We made it for our own convenience and published it for anyone who may find it useful, but it comes with no warranty of any kind.