How to Take Full Screen YouTube Video Screenshots


Full YouTube Screenshot

Take full screen YouTube Video screenshots without the media controls being visible.

This bookmarklet makes it easy to take a screen shot of YouTube videos in full screen.

To create the bookmarklet
- Open the browser you want to use
- Highlight (do not copy) this text:  javascript:(function(){var goaway=".ytp-chrome-top,.ytp-chrome-bottom{display:none;}";if("\v"=="v"){document.createStyleSheet().cssText=goaway}else{var tag=document.createElement("style");tag.type="text/css";document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(tag);tag[(typeof"string")?"innerText":"innerHTML"]=goaway}})();

Without copying the text, drag the highlighted text and drop it onto the bookmark bar in your browser.
If the bookmark bar isn't showing, in Chrome use the Ctrl+Shift+B key combination to make it appear and disappear. In Firefox, right click the tab bar and select Bookmarks Toolbar. You can rename the bookmarklet if you like, though you don't have to.

To rename the bookmarklet:
Firefox: right click the bookmarklet and choose Properties.
Chrome based browser:  it may have a title of css_ . You can edit it by right clicking on the bookmarklet and choosing Edit then change the name in Name field.

To use the bookmarklet:
Load any YouTube video.
Click the bookmarklet either when the video is paused, or when it reaches the spot you want to capture.
Use the PrintScrn key in Windows or your favorite screen shot program to capture the window.

To control the video (no buttons toolbar):
Double click the video to go full screen
Use the arrow keys to rewind and fast forward
The Space bar starts and pauses the video

The media controls will return if you reload the page (or exit and open it again).

This should also work in macOS using Firefox or a Chromium based browser, but may not work in Safari.

(h/t Super User)

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