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2022 Update Everything is fixed now. Sorry for the delay! Please share any bugs if you still see any.
Right Side Description improves Youtube's video pages by moving the video description to the right of the video (like it used to be 2009 and earlier) and providing options to make the video smaller, have an 'always visible' retro video player bar, put the title above the video, hide end-card annotations, and additional style tweaks. (Previously known as Better Watch Page)
Requires the latest version of Firefox or Chromium (like Chrome or Vivaldi), as well as a userscripts extension (Greasemonkey or Violentmonkey recommended). Other browsers and older versions may work but are unsupported. Mobile devices are unsupported.
Some variations depending on your chosen settings
2022.04.20 - Fixed description position after recent Youtube update. Updated settings button.
2022.03.21 - Lots of fixes after Youtube updates
2021.05.22 - Fixed a range of display issues after recent Youtube updates
2021.04.30 - Fixed missing setting button and broken player resize due to Youtube changes
2021.04.22 - Fixed unreadable player time due to Youtube changes [Retro player setting]
2021.04.08 - Fixed broken settings checkboxes due to Youtube changes. Fixed weird scrollbars on Firefox due to Youtube changes.
2021.02.23 - Fixed broken settings button tooltip due to Youtube changes
2021.02.10 - Fixed broken Smaller Player due to Youtube changes [Smaller player setting]
2021.02.08 - Fixed missing retro logo due to Youtube changes [Retro theme setting]
2021.01.25 - Changed "end card hiding" to be hovering over an icon in the top-left. Updated Settings code.
2021.01.21 - Added new feature, if you hover over the top few pixels of the video player it'll hide end-card annotations. Updated Settings panel to show extra features. Removed support for 'Oldtube'
2020.12.21 - Improve design of the new autoplay button on youtube [Retro player setting]
2020.12.20 - Improve description expanding code. Fix page layout on square videos [Smaller player setting]
2020.12.11 - Minor fixes to layout in theater mode [Smaller Player setting], minor style tweaks.
2020.12.10 - Fixed settings on browsers using the Goanna web engine. Goanna is not officially supported but was able to be fixed without impacting supported browsers.
2020.10.05 - Minor improvements to dark mode [also on Old Youtube]
2020.09.29 - Fix styling on Old Youtube when using Youtube Umbra [Retro Theme, Old Youtube]
2020.09.28 - Old Youtube now uses the new Settings button in the Youtube header, please check your settings. Also improved loading and performance [Old Youtube]
2020.09.16 - Improve and fix progress bar chapter handling [Retro player, also on Old Youtube]
2020.09.08 - Fix 'Smaller player size' setting to stop getting stuck. Update Youtube logo for dark mode on Retro Theme, to an official logo.
2020.09.06 - Improve settings menu. Fix missing underline on Description links. Update Youtube logo for dark mode on Retro Theme.
2020.08.27 - Fix script not loading sometimes. Reduce chance of "Small Player Size" option not applying correctly.
2020.08.22 - Change settings button behaviour, and improve settings menu
2020.08.20 - Fix being stuck in fullscreen [Small player size]. Fix (i) icon always showing [Retro player, also on Old Youtube]
2020.08.17 - New Setting: Smaller player size (matches the sizes on Old Youtube), check the settings panel. Music rights in the description are now hover-to-view (English only, request your language) [also on Old Youtube]
2020.08.07 - Fix play/skip/volume button alignment after Youtube update [Retro Player, also on Old Youtube]
2020.07.31 - Major Update to support New Youtube! Check the settings button on New Youtube to see the new options.
2020.07.21 - Chapter display now only shows on hover (Retro Mode)
2020.04.19 - Fix new Chapter display, thumbnails position, subtitles position (Retro Mode)
2017.12.19 - Added support for the Greasemonkey 4 webextension
2015.08.09 - Re-added always-visible controls (in Retro mode) and styling. Credit to Roy192 for mousemove event idea!
2015.02.04 - Major update for compatibility and style fixes with recent Youtube changes. Now works with Youtube's "spf" loading system. Removed outdated code. Point to HTTPS icons instead of HTTP.
2014.09.02 - Major update for compatibility with latest Youtube update and reduce potential clashes with future Youtube updates. Also made the retro styling optional by adding a toggle between "Retro Style" and "Card Style" (click the 'more' button below the video). Re-branded to Right Side Description (as that is the focus of the script).
2014 May - Moved to Greasyfork.
2010 - Original release.
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence, with additional conditions. To view a copy of the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
The additional conditions are as follows:
If you release a copy/modification of the script you MUST remove the "@id", "@namespace", "@name", "@website", "@updateURL", and "@downloadURL" fields and replace them with your own values, change "@author" to say your name followed by "Original script by Takato", and change "@copyright" to have your details followed by "Original script 2010+, Takato (https://greasyfork.org/users/1158/)".
Copies/modifications must be 'value added', for example by adding additional features or fixes that improve and rely on this script and can't otherwise be achieved by having multiple scripts installed.
Contact me via PM if you want to do something not covered by this licence and we can discuss it.
Right Side Description and its author are not associated with or endorsed by Youtube and/or Google.
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