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.
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: