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Jan
8
comment Is there a way to find comments you made on YouTube?
And what if you turned off notifications? How can you see your comments (and any replies to them) then?
Dec
24
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
24
comment Stop YouTube from changing my quality settings on full screen
Too bad that option does not work (nor ever has). It think it’s a placebo button. Stupid Google.
Sep
20
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
8
comment Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one
Unfortunately the Lite mode is useless; it disables a bunch of features including a few necessary onces like dragging routes and destinations which were perfectly functional in the Classic version. As usual, Google makes a good thing, waits until users get used to it, then ruins it.
Aug
8
revised Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one
Updated to reflect the current (and probably permanent) situation.
Jul
8
comment Disable YouTube HTML5 player in Chrome
Actually, I think it should work a treat. Google, in its infinite arrogance and fascist dilettantism has, as usual, assumed users are idiots who cannot decide what is good for them and dictated what is best for users. As such, they made it so Chrome/Chromium are forced to use the HTML5 player by not providing an opt-out function in the YouTube HTML5 page. However, the option is present when viewed in other browsers. Therefore, spoofing the UserAgent to trick YouTube into think you’re using a different browser should restore the opt-out option.
Jul
8
comment Disable YouTube HTML5 player in Chrome
I don’t think that will work. Once you delete the file, its ACL goes with it.
Jun
29
awarded  Popular Question
May
10
awarded  Yearling
May
6
comment Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one
I recommend switching to Bing Maps because that is much closer to “Classic” Google Maps than the New (or even Lite) Google Maps are.
May
6
comment Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one
(This whole question will—eventually—be a candidate for deletion once Google deletes Classic Maps.)
May
6
comment Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one
That has stopped working now. :-(
May
6
answered Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
26
comment Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
I found a list of so-called YouTube “contacts” at youtube.com/address_book, except I never added any of them (as seen in my contact-notification page at youtube.com/inbox#invites/1). Random strangers added me as contacts (for some reason) and so were automatically granted permission to spam me. That they’re strangers makes me wonder if they’re spam accounts. I could delete them, but that won’t stop new ones. It looks like YouTube allows anyone to spam anyone by simply adding them as a contact even if they don’t reciprocate, so you can add a celeb., ex, etc., then spam the hell out of them.
Apr
26
comment Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
I’ve already done that (I’ve checked all of the keep…private) boxes. I attempted to find a list of my YouTube contacts to see who’s in it, but couldn’t find one, though I did find a list notifications of other people who added me as contacts (I don’t know any of them). It looks like Google/YouTube has a (purposeful‽) bug which allows anyone to send junk to anyone by simply adding them as a contact even if the recipient does not reciprocate. I can’t find a way to remove these people (probably because I never added them). (Also, I want to allow private messages, just not shared videos.)
Apr
21
comment Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
Yes, they’re definitely from YouTube/Google. I’ve added the header of the latest message.
Apr
21
revised Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
Added header of latest email.
Apr
21
asked Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?