Fullscreen animation on Youtube (Safari and Yosemite)

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Frederico Luna, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Frederico Luna macrumors member

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    How disable the fullscreen animation on Youtube when using Safari on Yosemite?

    Does anyone know? Any terminal command that I could use? I tried using terminal commands that supposedly worked on Mavericks, ML, Lion and etc, but it didn't work.

    I hate that animation. I makes the computer feels sluggish and it's a waste of time.

    PS: I'm using Yosemite Public Beta 2. Loving it so far.
     
  2. yeldarbnamdlog macrumors member

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    Honestly, I can not understand most of your post...There was something about youtube and animation, and fullscreen and safari, and yosemite, but beyond that, I'm at a loss...

    Are you asking if there is a way to prevent youtube from automatically going 'fullscreen' by default?

    If so, this is honestly, the first I've ever heard of youtube videos going fullscreen automatically, by default!
     
  3. Frederico Luna thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, look at this video i made: http://youtu.be/fFvhk_KDwMc

    First, I open the video using Safari and click on fullscreen. You can see the sluggish zoom-in and zoom-out animation when the video goes fullscreen.

    Then i change to Firefox and do the same thing. You can see there's no zoom-in animation and the video goes fullscreen much quicker.
     
  4. phrozend macrumors member

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    Animation. You know, as in "motion". When you double-click a a youtube clip or turn an app into full screen-mode, you activate a transitional animation where you can see the app/window "growing" until it covers your screen.

    Frederico: As far as disabling the transition long-term, I don't know. If you pick Safari 7 in useragent, youtube will skip the animation (I guess its HTML5-related). I know there's a command for changing the duration of the Mission Control-animation, so maybe there is a similar command for changing the duration of this animation globally? I bet there's a solution out there. I'm not a huge fan of the animation either.

    edit: found a mention for an app called TotalSpaces that allows you to customize transitions. Maybe you should check it out.
     
  5. ArchimeZix macrumors 6502

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    I hate this motion too :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Any working solution found????
     
  6. Pudlo macrumors member

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    I've set user agent to Safari 7 and the animation is gone ;)
     
  7. ArchimeZix macrumors 6502

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    Can you explain more please :D

    I have Safari 8
     
  8. Frederico Luna, Nov 23, 2014
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    Its kind of annoying and you have to set it everytime, but it works.
    With Safari open, click on Developer on the Contextual Menu, then select User Agent and click on 'Safari 7.1'.
     
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    Thanks
     
  10. Pudlo macrumors member

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    For now i found another solution.
    Just instal Youtube center and set the yt player to flash.
    Have no idea why it cancels the animation but it works so no more changing user agent.

    And overall ytc is a good app with many useful settings so worth installing.
     
  11. ArchimeZix macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! will try that
     
  12. Frederico Luna thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome tip! It works, but at least for me, it has a side-effect: most of the times, the video will start loading in HTML 5, then stop and start playing in Flash.
     
  13. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    I was about to make a new post about this! So annoying. I really hate the full screen animation in OS X (since Lion). It's so slow. The same thing happens when I make DVD Player go full screen - it skips a bit of the movie while going full screen and just feels slow/sluggish.

    I really wish Apple would revisit this animation and either make it more snappier, or just eliminate it altogether.

    I'll try the useragent change and see if that does the trick. Netflix has the same issue, it's not the end of the world by all means, but can be a bit aggravating.
     
  14. Pudlo macrumors member

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    the user agent is pinned to tab. So just set one tab to safari 7 user agent and make it yt tab only ;)

    For now i use html5, with flash there is no 60 fps videos :(
     
  15. ArchimeZix macrumors 6502

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    This is not worth installing!! This is MUST be installed :cool:

    What an awesome extension a lot of YouTube settings can be configured using this thing. and the Flash trick works too.

    Safari 8 + YouTube Center

    This is the link if anybody want to try it

    https://github.com/YePpHa/YouTubeCenter/wiki

    Thanks
     
  16. Kabir8 macrumors regular

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    The relief I feel is unbelievable.

    Honestly it's the one thing I HATE about OS X, its the 3 second full screen animation when I watch youtube -- even if you have a $10,000 Mac Pro -- Youtube Center saves the day.
     
  17. Serban Suspended

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    now since the new interface the delay for fullscreen takes first time up to 3-4 seconds
     

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