Looking for a way to tell YouTube to ALWAYS load my videos in the nice expanded view (not fullscreen, but the one where it's the width of the page and actually visible on a decent sized monitor instead of this tiny thing).

Size Button

^ Hitting the highlighted button will return your view to the small one.

I've found options to set what quality to try to view, I’m already set to the highest. I don't care if it starts @ 240p, as long as the viewport is wide. YouTube used to remember this setting when it first came out, but it doesn't now and I'm going crazy.


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    It used to be a bug back in June, but I just tested it and it works for me. Make sure you have cookies enabled and not set to be deleted on browser closing.
    – Alex
    Aug 21, 2011 at 13:03
  • @Alex: I have cookies enabled and not deleting, still no luck.
    – Aren
    Aug 22, 2011 at 5:08

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Try the Youtube HQ Wide userstyle, works great for me.

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    The last thing i need is another plugin... :(
    – Aren
    Aug 22, 2011 at 5:08

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