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Is there a way to open tab in Google Chrome/Chromium with minimal layout (without tabs, bars, adress bar) so I can watch youtube videos in small window with borders only? Is there a shortcut to switch between this modes or extension to do that?

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Ok. I found one solution to this problem.

  1. Go to desire website

  2. Open

    Main menu -> More Tools -> Create Shortcut

  3. Check "Open as window"

  4. Open created shortcut from Desktop (Or created shortcut opens automatically)

Enjoy the website with minimal layout.

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    Great answer. The only difference is that in Chrome 69 it's "Create Shortcut..." instead of "Add to Desktop" – CornelC Oct 30 '18 at 10:06
  • There is also a Chrome plugin Open as Popup that allow to do similar.chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/open-as-popup/…. – lluke Nov 6 '18 at 21:27
  • The create shortcut method doesn't show as a minimal for me. It just opens a normal tab with address bar and more. The popup addon works great. – Dss Apr 23 '19 at 15:00
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For the most recent version as of November 2018:

  1. Go to Apps,
  2. Right-click the desired app
  3. Open as window

Enjoy website with minimal layout.

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  • "Apps" ? Is this in the Chrome Browser or Chromebook? – Jason S Sep 20 '19 at 20:11
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If you use linux (but maybe there is a way to start it from command line in other less user friendly OSes), you can start youtube with:

google-chrome-stable --new-window --app=https://www.youtube.com
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    with Win10 it is chrome --new-window --app=https://www.youtube.com – bencekd Feb 3 at 13:39
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For MacOS it is:

/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --new-window --app=https://my.jdownloader.org/

There is some way to make it launch from Launchpad item even with custom icon, but I'd need to google that as well.

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