Do you need to make screenshots of YouTube videos for tutorials or thumbnails? If you do, you will notice that when you pause the video to take your screenshot you still have the YouTube player buttons showing up. You could let the videoplay and try to take your screenshot on the fly, but it's far from being a solution.
How to Make Clean YouTube Screenshots without the Player Buttons
I make a lot of YouTube screenshots to make blog posts from Jerry Banfield's videos @jerrybanfield and it took me quite a bit of research to find a solution on how to remove these video player buttons at the bottom of videos.
A normal screenshot when the video is paused is like this:
And we want it to look like this:
Select the code with your mouse and start moving it to the Bookmark bar like this.
Release it on the Bookmark bar.
Finally, you can edit the Bookmark to give it a name.
All you have to do now is click this Bookmark when you are on a YouTube video.
To pause and start the video, use your keyboard space bar. You can go back and forth using the arrow keys. If you want the YouTube player buttons to show again, refresh the page.
I hope this is useful for you.
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