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New button in YouTube?

Zim [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, June 21, 2009
15 years ago2,547 views

I noticed today that there's a new button in the upper right part of the page, inmediately above the video, to "watch the video in a new window". If you click it, a popup opens with the same video you were watching. In my opinion, it's a cool feature for those who like to browse or do other stuff at the same time they watch a video.
Previously, in the same place, there was another button to "turn the lights off", which aimed to reduce the distraction caused by the rest of the youtube page.
Is this new? Is anybody else seeing it? What do you think?

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I saw this before, I think at the beginning of this month.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

the button is online since 4-6 weeks on some youtube partner's videos and was added to all videos with last youtube release

http://www.youtube.com/blog?entry=wvt7aEaz38E

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I do not get this anymore, I only get "Switch to a bigger video size" where that button used to be. Similar to Veoh.

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Its here for me alright... can't see the switch to a bigger video size button anywhere... quess you got caught up in a new experiment???

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Pressing the middle button
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9184/3wy.png

Makes the video big like this
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/647/rst.png

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[put at-character here]James Xuan: Any new cookies by any chance you could share?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

the middle button:
eg. here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU&feature=channel_page

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