One can easily view YouTube videos on full screen with just a click of a 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 the entire window of your browser only.
To Set YouTube video to play in full screen by default, just replace watch?v= with v/ in the video link. An example of the same is given below:
Original URL – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kyb7U_djUk
Modified URL – http://www.youtube.com/v/9Kyb7U_djUk
Then use the modified video URL or share it to view Youtube videos automatically within the entire area of your browser window. 😉
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 http://www.facebook.com/v/videoid
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.