When activated on, this bookmarklet will pause the video when you switch to a different tab or window. It resumes the video when you return.


Drag this link to your bookmarks toolbar: yt-pause-on-blur


Assuming the bookmarklet has been installed,

  1. Go to a video on
  2. Click yt-pause-on-blur in your bookmarks toolbar. Note the black box that appeared at the bottom left of the window.
  3. Switch away from and back to the YouTube tab.


Do one of: