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Tube Controller

By Tom Parry

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Tube Controller allows use of the media keys on your keyboard to control YouTube.

** Please note, Tube Controller is no longer compatible with Google Chrome.

- Compatible with Safari
- Runs in the background
- Play/pause keyboard keys
- Rewind/fast forward keyboard keys
- Operates from the top menu status bar
- Quick launch YouTube menu item
- Doesn't disrupt iTunes or QuickTime Player

Optional features:
- Launch Tube Controller at log in
- Disables computer from sleeping when YouTube is playing

Trademark 'YouTube' belongs to YouTube, LLC/Google Inc. This software is not affiliated with YouTube LLC/Google Inc.

Information about updates:
Unfortunately since the initial launch of Tube Controller version 1.0 to the Mac App Store, there have been changes to the types of apps allowed. Apple has made sandboxing mandatory for all new apps and app updates. The current sandbox doesn't support many of the features Tube Controller needs to function, such as talking to the browsers and monitoring media key events from the keyboard.
We are always looking out for new ways to update the app.

We're sure that you will still love Tube Controller version 1.0!


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Customer Reviews

Like it

This is a good addition to my menu bar. Just don’t care for having to hit the space bar to restart the video when moving quickly forward or backwards. Besides that, its great.


Works great and does just what I want it to. But as another reviewer mentioned, headphone control support would be nice (and would easily make me change my review to five stars). Other than that though, it's pretty much perfect and I'm so glad I installed it.

It's Perfect!

It does exactly what I wanted, and it does it perfectly. The fast forward and rewind aren't too fast or too slow and the keys don't lag one bit. It's great!

Tube Controller
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 0.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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