Watch YouTube videos in Full screen mode within browser window [How to]

One can easily view YouTube videos in fullscreen with just a click of the button. But the full screen option offered by Youtube occupies the entire desktop screen which you might not want every time. Here is an easy way to ‘Set YouTube videos to Play in full screen mode by default’ and they will expand to entire window of your browser only.

Play YouTube videos in Full screen within browser

To Set YouTube video to play in full screen by default, just replace watch?v= with v/ in the video link. An example of same is given below:

Original URL –

Modified URL –

Then use the modified video URL or share it to view Youtube videos automatically within entire area of your browser window. 😉


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1 Response

  1. Amit says:

    Yeah nice trick.

    Offtopic, but you can apply the same thing for Facebook videos too, here is the URL hack

    1. Watch the Facebook video till the end
    2. Hit “Go to Video” link within the video player to reach the video page
    3. Note the video ID in the address bar
    4. Go to

    Voila !

    The video will be maximized within the browser and not as full screen. It is also a neat way to share Facebook videos with people not on Facebook.

    Neat !

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