How to use Enhancer for YouTube

Enhancer for YouTube™ has been designed to be easy to use and easy to configure, the purpose of this page is to share some infos/tips to help you get the most out of it.
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As you can see in the options page the toolbar is fully customisable. You can choose the colors, use different effects to make it visible only when you need it, and also choose which buttons should compose it. But if like some users you want to completely hide it for any reason (e.g. you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts), all you have to do is to uncheck all the buttons.
When you click the "Loop video" button you can move the slider's handles to select a part of the video. When one of the handles has focus you can use the left and right arrows on your keyboard to adjust the position.

Keyboard shortcuts

Depending on the browser you are using, keyboard shortcuts may or may not be available and may or may not be modified. As of writing Firefox doesn't allow modifications and Edge doesn't support this feature at all. More info near the bottom of the options page (except for Edge).

Cinema mode

Not much to say except that clicking anywhere around the video when the cinema mode is enabled will disable it, you don't need to click the button on the toolbar or use the keyboard shortcut.

Video player

If you choose to override default playback speeds you will be able to control the speed of ads. Even if you don't add the "Speed" button to your toolbar you can use the mouse wheel to control playback speed when hovering the video player, and click it to use the default playback speed, if you maintain the "Control" key (Ctrl) pressed, which is perfect when watching a video in fullscreen. If you choose to automatically remove ads you will be able to whitelist your favorite channels. Using this feature is recommended to permit them to earn revenues from ads so that they can continue to produce great videos. To whitelist a channel you must type its name as it appears above the "Subscribe" button when you're on a video page, or as it appears in the tab (page title) when you're on a channel page. You can remove a channel from the whitelist at any time. Enhancer for YouTube™ gives the focus back to the video player each time that you use the progress bar or the volume bar to permit you to use the default keyboard shortcuts (e.g. "space" to pause/play, left and right arrows to skip, etc...) without having to click on the player. The video player also receives the focus each time that you remove ads, enable/disable the cinema mode, resize it, change the speed, etc... You can quickly enable and disable filters if you maintain the "Control" (Ctrl) key and the "Shift" key pressed when you click on the player.

Embedded videos

You can control the volume level with the mouse wheel like you do on YouTube™ if you have enabled this feature, ads and annotations are removed if you choose to automatically remove them, the default volume level and the default playback speed (if you choose to override default playback speeds) are applied, and depending on the sizes of the embedded videos your preferred quality is applied.