Auto Pause and Resume for YouTube™

Auto Pause and Resume for YouTube™

Pause YouTube player when page is hidden and resume when it is active again!

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What is Auto Pause and Resume for YouTube™?

Auto Pause and Resume for YouTube™ is an Edge add-on that automatically pauses the YouTube player when the page is hidden and resumes playback when it becomes active again. This add-on enhances your YouTube experience by seamlessly controlling the player's playing status based on document visibility status.

By: Bermet
Users: 412 ▼ -8
Version: 0.2.1 (Last updated: 2023-09-12)
Creation date: 2021-11-08
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • scripting
Host permissions:
  • *://*
Size: 42.01K
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  • Automatically halts playback in a hidden YouTube tab.
  • Automatically resumes playback when the tab regains focus.
  • The option to deactivate the functionality via the action button (might have been hidden in the extension menu. If so you can pin the button to the toolbar area).

How it works: A mini script is injected exclusively on YouTube pages to manage the player's play/pause status based on the visibility of the document. When a YouTube tab is brought to the forefront, the player automatically resumes, akin to hitting the play button. Conversely, when the document becomes hidden, the player automatically pauses, simulating the effect of pressing the pause button.

Sample scenario: Imagine having multiple YouTube players across various tabs. Only the active player is in playback mode when focused, while all other players pause.

Change Log:

  • Version 0.1.1: The extension can now be toggled on and off using the toolbar button, which is particularly handy for listening to YouTube videos in the background.
  • Version 0.2.0: The extension now utilizes manifest v3 and requires Edge version "95" or newer for the update to be applied.
Risk impact

Auto Pause and Resume for YouTube™ may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Auto Pause and Resume for YouTube™ is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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