YouTube on Hover Preview

YouTube on Hover Preview

Preview YouTube while hovering mouse over a YouTube link on any website

What is YouTube on Hover Preview?
YouTube on Hover Preview is a Firefox add-on that allows you to preview YouTube links by hovering your mouse over them, eliminating the need to open them in separate tabs. The add-on displays a floating panel player once your mouse is over a YouTube link, making it convenient to preview videos without interruption.
Users: 274
Rating: 4.38 (21)
Version: 0.1.9 (Last updated: 2017-07-23)
Creation date: 2016-12-18
Weekly download count: 8
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • tabs
  • history
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Size: 23.05K
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"YouTube™ on Hover" extension displays a floating panel player once your mouse is over a YouTube link. This is useful to preview YouTube links without the need to open them in separate tabs.

To hide the floating player, just click somewhere inside the page.

For FAQs please visit:

For reporting bugs please use:

Supported modes (version 0.1.1)

  1. Center of the screen (this mode is not affected by scrolling)
  2. At link location

FAQs page of this add-on has Google Analytics code; terms of service can be found For more info please visit "Privacy Policy" link

User reviews
Works quite well but 2 requests: 1. An option to don't play videos automatically, I would like to simply see the video preview paused 2. Another option to stop/hide the preview if the cursor moves away from the link. Thanks
by Daniel_Laixer, 2023-12-07
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Risk impact

YouTube on Hover Preview is very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

YouTube on Hover Preview has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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