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If you have trouble using fullscreen on YouTube, here are some tips:

Check your browser's permissions

If the fullscreen button appears, but isn't responsive, you may have disabled fullscreen permissions for YouTube. Please check your browser's settings and permissions to make sure fullscreen is available on pages where you might use YouTube.

On Firefox, try the following steps:

  1. In the location bar (where you enter URLs), type "about:permissions" and hit enter.
  2. Under "All sites", look at the permissions for sites you may have used fullscreen on, like youtube.com
  3. You'll see a Fullscreen setting. Select "Always ask" or "Allow" to allow YouTube to go fullscreen on these sites.
  4. Try using fullscreen on YouTube again.

On Chrome, you can set your browser permissions following the website permission instructions.

Check your browser add-ons and extensions

Certain browser add-ons and extensions may disable fullscreen mode. Please check your add-ons and extensions and change your settings as needed.

Restart your browser or device

If you're experiencing issues going into fullscreen mode, try restarting your browser or device.

Other reasons fullscreen is disabled

Fullscreen may also be disabled in the following cases:

  • Your browser may not support fullscreen.
  • The owner of the website who has embedded a YouTube player has disabled fullscreen.
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