How can I like a YouTube video while it's in full screen mode?

I can't see any buttons to do so, and this unofficial guide to keyboard shortcuts doesn't mention liking a video.

  • The "scroll the screen while in full-screen" answer below solves this.
    – 2540625
    May 8, 2019 at 1:45

3 Answers 3


You actually can like a video while in fullscreen. At least I am able to. Found it by accident after having given up long ago. While in fullscreen, scroll up on the window (I'm using a Macbook pro with Chrome & using two-finger scroll on touch pad), this will bring up the usual YouTube buttons, comments and side vids! You can like the video and scroll back up to continue watching in fullscreen.

  • This answer should be accepted.
    – 2540625
    May 8, 2019 at 1:44

YouTube removed that feature long back. You can only like the video by leaving the fullscreen now


After watching video you can press ESC and click on thumsup below video.

  • 4
    This is not very helpful.
    – jonsca
    Jan 25, 2017 at 0:10
  • it is the only true answer though @jonsca. There currently is no way to like a video on YouTube while in full screen. Feb 1, 2017 at 20:51

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