Decluttering YouTube for Students

Force a Popup

To force YouTube videos to open in fullscreen, without suggested videos off to the side, etc. you can adjust the url slightly. When looking at a YouTube link, they all have the same general look such as this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOru6L22zoM
Every YouTube url has a ? in it.

Add _popup directly BEFORE each question mark, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=HOru6L22zoM

Please note: This tip does not effect filters. Blocked videos will still be blocked. Videos shared and played in this way will still show a grid of suggested videos when the video concludes.

Force Videos to Begin at a Certain Starting Point
  • Open a YouTube video.
  • Play the video and pause it when you’ve reached the time you’d like the video to start.
  • Now click the SHARE button under the playback window.
  • In the window that appears, check the box next to Start at, which is at the bottom of the pop-up window.

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