A Clever Trick to Play YouTube Videos without Distractive Features

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Today, however, we are sharing with you a very great hack we learned from Daniel Russel. This tip is about forcing the video to fill the browser and exclude all other distractive features. This is a great way to use YouTube videos with your students and here is how it works.

This is how the landing page to a youTuve video looks like

Now to force the video to take all the page, you need to take the original URL of the video and add “watch_popup” to it.

For instance this URL is the original URL of a video by Ken Robenson :


Now add _popup right between watch and ?v and you will have this modified URL:


Click on the modified url to see how it will play.