Please submit a new issue if you are still concerned about the use of any of the following permissions so the information provided below can be updated to cover common concerns and answer common questions.
These are the required browser permissions for YouTube Popout Player.
Permissions Requested in Mozilla Firefox image
- check Access your data for sites in the youtube.com domain
- check Access your data for sites in the youtube-nocookie.com domain
- check Display notifications to you
Read/Access Data: This extensions does not read (or collect) or modify any of your data at all.
This permission is used to add the controls (button and context menu) and listen for the keyboard shortcut, which are used to open the popout player, on YouTube videos. This permission is requested for both the primary
youtube.com domain and the alternate
youtube-nocookie.com domain (which is Google's attempt to provide a version of YouTube that has fewer tracking cookies), as these are the domains where YouTube videos are hosted.
Notifications: This extensions only shows a notification if the popout player cannot be opened at all.
In the extremely unlikely event that the popout player cannot be opened at all, a notification is displayed so that you know it tried but failed. Otherwise, it would seem like nothing happened at all, which can be confusing.
These are the additional optional browser permissions for YouTube Popout Player. These permissions are requested when needed, and the requests can be denied if you prefer not to grant the requested permissions. Note that denying requests for these permissions will disable the corresponding functionality (as listed below).
This extension does not read (or collect) your browsing history at all.
The Tabs permission is used to close the original window/tab (when configured via the "Close Original Window/Tab" option) after opening the popout player.
Denying this permission will disable the use of the "Close Original Window/Tab" setting.