screenshotSidebar for YouTube™  |  Download Easy access to YouTube website (mobile-view) via sidebar.

Some of the important features of the Sidebar for YouTube™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Sidebar for YouTube™.

In short, Sidebar for YouTube™ gives you access to the YouTube page via sidebar window. Moreover, it loads YouTube page in mobile-view. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

5 Reasons to Use Sidebar for YouTube™

  • Easy one-click access to YouTube via browser sidebar.

  • Supports all YouTube functions in mobile-view.

  • Listen to your favorite music or watch video while browsing the web.

  • Music and videos are free of all distractions.

  • Available only for Firefox and Opera browsers.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is YouTube™ Sidebar?

    YouTube™ Sidebar is a multi-browser addon to open YouTube page in your browsers sidebar (Currently, Firefox and Opera support sidebar). With this addon you can listen to music or watch your favorite video without any distractions from YouTube. Just open the sidebar, search for desired item and enjoy. Please note that the video is live as long as the sidebar is open. Once you close the sidebar YouTube will be closed as well. Also, the Addon loads YouTube in mobile view, which is a compact and easy-to-use interface designed for small window areas such as sidebar.

  • 2. How does YouTube™ Sidebar works?

    This Addon is very simple. To operate only click on the toolbar button (in Firefox, for Opera, click the icon next to the sidebar), and you will see the sidebar UI with YouTube mobile view. Just search for your desired music and video, hit play and start to watch or listen. It is important to note that, when you close the sidebar, YouTube will close as-well.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Sidebar for YouTube™?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. How do I access the options or settings page?

    In order to access the options page, simply open the Firefox extension page, find YouTube™ Sidebar and click on the open options. Follow a similar approach for Opera to options page. Once you change any value, it automatically saves to the memory.

  • 5. Does this addon compatible with YouTube Flash and HTML5 players?

    Yes, it is fully compatible with Flash or HTML5 players.

  • 6. Is it possible to open YouTube by clicking on the toolbar button?

    No. Clicking on the toolbar button only opens the sidebar. But within the sidebar panel there are five buttons placed at the top section. From left to right, there is back button, which acts as a browser back button. Settings button, which opens the addon options page. Home button, to load the YouTube homepage. Pop-out button, which is for opening the current video in a new tab. Forward button, which acts as a browser forward button.

  • 7. Does this addon affect YouTube when I open it in a new Tab?

    No. This addon has no effect on the YouTube page at all. Everything happens inside the sidebar, and does not have any effect on YouTube videos loading in other places such as tabs, iframes or toolbar panel.


Reporting Bugs

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