I have a laptop that I like to watch youtube on while doing other things on my large monitor, but I noticed that when using the theater mode, a significant area of the video is covered by the search bar. On the big monitor it works fine, but I want to use the small one so that I have the big screen free. Is there any way to fix this? Ideally I'd prefer not to use fullscreen because I personally despise it.

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    Can you add a screenshot of the screen where there is the issue?
    – Monk
    Commented Jul 7, 2020 at 16:20

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I recommend this Chrome extension called Improve YouTube! (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/improve-youtube-open-sour/bnomihfieiccainjcjblhegjgglakjdd).

This extension allows you to change a lot of things, including appearance options.

Step 1 Select the appearance option from the extension menu.

step 1

Step 2 Select header from the appearance menu.

step 2

Step 3 Select position hover in the popup dialog.

step 3

For changes to take effect you might need to refresh the page the first time. If the extension icon is grey the extension settings are not active.

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