Rotate a video 90 degrees on YouTube online instantly

You know Turn Off the Lights browser extension to get a comfortable experience for your eyes. And to dim the content around the video player. However, the browser extension can do much more. You can rotate a video, and that on all video platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc.

1. Enable the Video Toolbar

First make sure you have the latest Turn Off the Lights browser extension installed in your favorite web browser (that is available for Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Firefox, Opera). Open the Turn Off the Lights Options page, and select the tab “Advanced Options”. Scroll down until you see the topic “Video Toolbar”. Now enable the “Video Toolbar” and the “Zoom in or out on video content using the zoom button” checkboxes.

Turn Off the Lights Options page to enable the Video Toolbar option

2. Open any YouTube video

Now go to your favorite YouTube video you want to rotate it to 45 degrees (or your custom degree value).

Rotate a video with the rotate panel on the YouTube Friends video

3. Move your cursor inside the video player

When you move now your cursor in the content of the video player. You will see on the right side a new panel show up. Click on the ‘rotate left’ or ‘rotate right’ button to rotate the video player content live.
Furthermore, you can also zoom in or out and pan around this video content.

Hope you learn something new and if you like the free and open-source Turn Off the Lights browser extension, that gives you the power and the best experience for your eyes. Please do not hesitate to support our work by making a small donation. And share this useful browser extension with your family, friends, and colleagues. And if you have any ideas, suggestions, or feedback. We appreciate it all to make it better for you as the user.

The Power of the right-click menu in 3 awesome ways you need to know!

Your web browser is the portal to get the latest information, news, shopping, watch videos, and even playing games. And with a right-click menu can also do much more to control the current web page. Here an overview of the menu items of the Turn Off the Lights browser extension. That is available for Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Maxthon, Yandex, Brave, Vivaldi, and Microsoft Edge.

1. Right-click menu on a web page

When you have the Turn Off the Lights browser extension installed in your favorite web browser. You have the option to enable the context menu feature. With this feature, it will show you a gray lamp menu item when you right-click anywhere on the web page.

The Turn Off the Lights browser extension can detect 2 elements, the first one is when you are on a page, and the second is when you are an HTML5 video player element. Then with a click on that menu item, it will dim the current web page. And highlight the video player if available on that web page.

Right-click menu on for example the Google search website

2. Browser lamp button

If the browser extension is installed in your web browser, you will see the gray lamp button in your web browser toolbar (or in the puzzle icon that depending on the web browser you are using now). Here you can get quick access to read the guide, send feedback, share the extension, and the link to see the latest YouTube videos.

Gray lamp button menu items

3. Detect the web page status

When you are on a website that can not implement this transparent dark layer, you will see this friendly message:

Dialog panel show up with this message that it can not dim the current tab

You can see this when you are on the web browser settings page, the internal browser’s new tab page, and the extension gallery. Because for security reasons the web browser does not allow browser extension to customize this web page. And it provides you below this message, a few handy shortcuts to learn or experience more in the Turn Off the Lights browser extension.

If you like the free and open-source Turn Off the Lights browser extension, that gives you the power and the best experience for your eyes. Please do not hesitate to support our work by making a small donation. And share this useful browser extension with your family, friends, and colleagues. And if you have any ideas, suggestions, or feedback. We appreciate it all to make it better for you as the user.

Everything you need to know where the gray lamp icon is visible in my web browser

When you install the Turn Off the Lights browser extension for the first time, more web browsers hide the browser extension icon in a hidden menu. For example in the most used Google Chrome web browser, but also in the Opera web browser. So, you as a user can be confused if you did install the Chrome extension well or not. Because you did not see the gray lamp icon in your toolbar. No need to worry, as it is a user interface update from the Chromium team (= the team that builds the Google Chrome web browser). Here a quote from Google for the reason why the simplified the user interface.

“Our goal with this new UI is to make it easier for users to see what extensions can access their data,”

Explained by the Chromium Extensions advocate Simeon Vincent in a post to the Chromium extensions forum in May 2020

Here an overview of where you can find your Turn Off the Lights gray lamp for each of your favorite web browsers. And with the steps on how you can get the extension icon visible in your web browser toolbar:

Where is my gray lamp icon?

1. Google Chrome

In the Google Chrome version 84 and higher (Windows, Mac, Linux), all the newly installed Chrome extensions will be hidden by default. All installed Chrome extensions will be visible in a list, that in this new “puzzle” icon you will see in your toolbar. The puzzle piece icon called the Chrome Extension Toolbar menu. And when you click on this button, you will see an overview of all your installed Chrome extensions. That includes the Chrome extension icon, name, pin icon, and the 3 dots icon to open the context menu of that Chrome extension.

How to get the gray lamp visible in my Chrome toolbar?

Show the gray lamp button in your Chrome web browser toolbar
  1. Click on the puzzle icon in your Chrome toolbar
  2. A panel shows up, and search for the Chrome extension “Turn Off the Lights”. Next, click on the pin icon
  3. Now it will add the gray lamp button back in your Chrome web browser toolbar. So you can dim the web page with a single click

2. Opera

Also, here at the latest Opera web browser (Windows, Mac, Linux) will it hide all the Opera extensions as default. To get all your installed Opera extensions, you must click on the “box” icon in your Opera toolbar.

How to get the gray lamp button visible in my Opera toolbar?

Show the gray lamp button in the Opera web browser toolbar

When you click now on the pin icon, it will add the gray lamp button back in your Opera web browser. So you can dim the web page with a single click.

3. Microsoft Edge

In the Microsoft Edge web browser (Windows, Mac), you will see the extension icon directly in your toolbar when you install a new Edge extension.

Microsoft Edge web browser with the Turn Off the Lights Microsoft Edge extension enabled

4. Apple Safari

In the latest Apple Safari web browser (only for macOS users) you will see this Safari extension icon always in your toolbar. That on the left side of the address bar. And you can always customize the icon position when you click right on the toolbar. Next, select the “Customize Toolbar” menu item. The icons will be wiggling and you can with drag and drop change his icon position.

Apple Safari web browser with the Turn Off the Lights Safari extension enabled

5. Firefox

And at last, in the Mozilla Firefox web browser (Windows, Mac, Linux), you will see the newly installed Firefox extension icon just right of your address. No further actions are needed, and you can instantly browse the web in your Firefox web browser. And you can dim the web page from this gray lamp icon in your toolbar.

Mozilla Firefox web browser with the Turn Off the Lights Firefox extension enabled

Now you know where to find your gray lamp icon on all web browsers. So you can dim instantly the current web page with a single click. And if you need any help or assistant with this free and powerful tool. You can get help on the official Turn Off the Lights Support page. And do forget to make a small contribution to continue our Open-Source work and make it available for all users.