Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the ImprovedTube Options?

To access the ImprovedTube options, visit YouTube and in the address bar (to the right) the ImprovedTube icon appears. Clicking this icon will bring up the options popup. If you don't see this icon or you previously chose to hide the Browser Icon, you can access the settings through the Chrome Extensions page. Navigation to chrome://extensions or go to Extensions from the Settings page and then under ImprovedTube is a link to Options.

Why doesn't this extension affect videos on embedded videos?

There are a few reasons why we don't modify embedded players or have any settings for them. First, doing so would force us to change our extensions permission to allow access to all websites. We want our extension to use as few permissions as possible to assure our users that we respect their privacy. The other reason is that a lot of our settings (almost all of them) only will work on the YouTube site, causing our extension to be limited by the fact that we can't control all sites and how they embed videos. We are always considering adding support for embedded videos in the future, but at this time it's not supported.

Why does the extension need access to all YouTube sites and ImprovedTube.com?

With our latest update, we now support YouTube Gaming along with the normal YouTube site. That is why the extension now says it needs access to "All" YouTube sites. As for ImprovedTube.com, we need to verify that users who have purchased our extension are using valid product keys. We also have it so when you contact support very basic, non personal information is also sent so we can fix issues quickly without having users go through extra steps to send us this information.

Why does ImprovedTube cost money for extra features?

We charge a small one time fee to unlock additional features for ImprovedTube. All the features that were previously free will continue to be free. With this fee we are able to focus more of our effort into creating new features, fixing bugs and answering e-mails. We love ImprovedTube and want to keep working on it, and now we can.

I found an issue with ImprovedTube, what should I do?

If you find a problem, please contact us with as much detail about the issue you can. We look into all bugs and problems that are reported. Please also include your real e-mail address so we can contact you if we need additional information about the problem.

How do I uninstall ImprovedTube?

If you decide to uninstall ImprovedTube, it's easy. All you have to do is navigate to chrome://extensions or access the Extensions page through Chrome Settings. On the extension page, click the trash icon next to ImprovedTube and then click Remove on the popup window that appears. This will fully remove ImprovedTube from your computer.