How To Enable Transparent Mode On YouTube’s Control Bar [Easter Egg]

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Before we get too far into the glorious know-how, I have to give a big shout-out to PostCrawl for this piece of info … a huge shoutout, really. This is completely information I found on PostCrawl, the steps are theirs, the pics are theirs (mostly). Really I should have JUST PROVIDED YOU A LINK TO THEIR SITE so they can rightly get the hits. It’s just damn useful information, so we want you to have access to it.

All image credit to PostCrawl.com

All image credit to PostCrawl.com

The how-to, of course, is setting up the new transparent control/tool bar on YouTube videos. This way the control bar doesn’t get in the way of subtitles or any action happening at the bottom of the screen … or at least, it’s less invasive. The technology hasn’t actually launched as a standard commodity for everyone yet, but if you use Chrome or Firefox apparently you can get at the goods before everyone else. I use Safari as a sort of “devil may care” standard, so I don’t benefit. But for the rest of you: EASTER EGG!

So without further ado, here are the directions on how to get an early version of the YouTube transparent toolbar on Chrome and Firefox:

All image credit to PostCrawl.com

All image credit to PostCrawl.com

All image credit to PostCrawl.com

All image credit to PostCrawl.com

All image credit to PostCrawl.com

All image credit to PostCrawl.com

And share this (along with the PostCrawl piece) so everyone benefits!