By Magic Actions -Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Hi, everyone! Today, we are happy to announce that a new version of Magic Actions for YouTube™ has been released for most popular desktop browsers and will be available for download from the Chrome Web Store, Firefox and Opera add-on website galleries, over the coming days / weeks.
This release contains a number of bug fixes, various stability and security improvements, code optimization, and some important UI changes and new features.
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The most significant change in this release is the Fast-Access menu. Starting with Magic Actions for YouTube™ 220.127.116.11, the Fast-Access menu has been moved to the control panel of the YouTube video player to give you more convenient access to the best features of Magic Actions.
The video buffering counter has also been moved to the video player's control panel next to the video duration time and is highlighted in blue.
Magic Actions Fast-Access Menu and Buffering Counter
Just hover your mouse over the Magic Actions icon on the player's control panel and the Fast-Access menu will appear. Simply select the feature you want to use and you're done.
In this release you will notice new and improved Tooltips in the Fast-Access menu when you hover over an icon. For example, when you click the Filter icon to cycle through the 18 available video filters, it helps you easily determine which filter is currently on.
If you hover over the three-dot icon, you will see an additional submenu from which you can support the Magic Actions project by making a donation, subscribing to our YouTube channel, etc.
Support the Development of the Magic Actions Project
We've added a thumbnail view mode to the the Magic Actions Snapshot tool so you can see all of your captured video frames in one place.
Captured Video Frames in Thumbnail View Mode
Now, when you click the Snapshot icon in the Magic Actions Fast-Access menu, all captured snapshots will automatically appear on the thumbnail view mode page in a new browser tab. Then all you have to do is simply select a thumbnail to edit and save the captured still image.
We've made some changes to the "Day / Night" feature that helps you switch between Light and Dark themes with just 1-click instead of three: YouTube Settings (or your account icon) → Appearance → Light or Dark theme.
Now, if Magic Actions "Day / Night" feature is enabled, it takes precedence over the original YouTube appearance settings. Therefore, changing the original appearance settings will have no effect until Magic Actions "Day / Night" feature is turned off. Additionally, starting with this release, we are discontinuing support for the old YouTube layout.
To improve your watching experience, we have added a new feature which is called "Better Ads" → "Auto Skip Pre-Roll Videos." This will give you the ability to watch your favorite videos without any interruption or annoyances. You can enable this feature on the Magic Options page.
Better Video Experience Without Long Pre-rolls
Another great feature included in the extension is "Custom Playback Speed," which lets you slow down or speed up video content by setting the video playback speed.
We truly hope you will enjoy this update and are always grateful for .