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Top bar won't show more specific categories

Maybe a week ago, I've inadvertently accepted too fast a message from the YouTube desktop website asking if I wanted to have more new videos on my homepage or something similar. Now I only have some ...
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Can I see a user's previous comments on a certain YouTube channel?

Afaik: When using the YouTube app: I can go to a YouTube video, scroll down to comments and then tap on a person's profile picture to see the recent comments they've made on the channel plus the ...
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Very strange YouTube upload issue

It's been a couple of weeks that I'm facing a very strange networking issue: I am trying to upload a video to YouTube. Any video. I am using YouTube's web interface on the browser. Any browser (I ...
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Is YouTube's excluded search buggy?

Is anyone able to explain how YouTube's excluded search works? It seems to be buggy. If I type into search box: foo -bar I expect it should list all movies with phrase "foo" (either in movie ...
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Why does YouTube not return results in the right order (after being told to sort by time)?

Example: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bitcoin&sp=CAI%253D You can double-check by clicking "Filters" and checking "Sort by" to the right. It's by time. Yet the ...
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How are comments on YouTube automatically removed?

and how to prevent it from happening? There is a Pokemon Go event in Japan that is not mentioned too much in its official English website, and I added some details about it as a comment in a YouTuber'...
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How to add video to YouTube via URL?

I've got videos in an online editor and I'd like to send them to YouTube via the URL. But it looks like YouTube only has the option of Live or Upload video. Is there any way to get a video into my ...
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How to combine two youtube.com clips with YouTube editor?

In YouTube, I'm trying to: Extract Clip1 from some video. Extract Clip2 from another video Combine them into one video (ideally taking the audio from one and the video from the other) I can do this ...
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How could you add clickable text hyperlinks in YouTube comments?

I found someone post the YouTube comments on YouTube like this: It's a clickable text hyperlink, how to do? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-o_tKxCXac
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AegisSub & YouTube: SRT uploaded to YouTube video, but subtitles won't display

there. I uploaded a clip from an episode of a TV show to YouTube and I wanted to add accurate subtitles to just that clip. So I used AegisSub to open the .mkv of the full episode. AegisSub extracted ...
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YouTube is prepending videos to "Watch Later" playlist instead of appending them

Usually when I added a video to my "Watch Later" playlist on YouTube, it would be added to the end of the list. But in 2022, when I "add to watch later", it adds the video to the ...
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YouTube Sidebar Gone and Account Won't Load

So, I accidentally hit something and now my sidebar is gone. It completely won't load. Additionally, clicking on my profile picture to bring down my account info won't load either. I have no idea what ...
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How to add a kid's video on YouTube to my list?

I am trying to add some songs to my list on YouTube, such as: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-mMGu-Spm8 and the other Octopus's Dream videos. However, when I see this video: https://www.youtube.com/...
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How to pause YouTube in when played via link

I've seen Firefox dev do this, but can Chrome do it? Basically, it makes the video pause before playing so if you open a YouTube link, it won't start playing automatically, but pause it.
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Is there a way to delete comments on YouTube where you are not the channel owner?

There is a guy trolling on some YouTube channels who can delete any comment he wishes. I'd like to know if there is any way to stop and how is he able to delete comments even when he isn't a mod or ...
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Why these two videos are so similar, but have so huge difference in the views count?

These two videos are uploaded on similar dates and have similar title and not very different content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ulzbICdw5Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDtMWQ4L5lg&t=...
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how to use javascript to customize playback / playback controls on youtube.com videos, and have the script run automatically after a /watch page loads

Is there a way to control the number of seconds by which to forward/rewind a YouTube video? the second answer here is the type of script i want to use. However I have to manually run the script in the ...
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How to filter all videos I watched on a YouTube channel?

How to filter all videos I watched on a YouTube channel? Basically, I want to hide all videos I haven't watched yet. Thank you!
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Youtube homepage - how to detect a given video has closed captions?

On youtube, sometimes video thumbnail show small CC button showing that a video has closed captions. But it only works inside user channel as far as I know. I created a chrome extension to get all ...
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youtube changes frame size of an uploaded video

my original video is 1280 x 720 after uploading and downloading from youtube - it is 640 x 360 or - it is changed from 640 x 640 - to 360 x 360 why this happens and how to avoid this ?
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How to hide my Youtube channel to be found by my Gmail adress

I was quite surprised that I could easily find my Youtube account with public data like my playlists using my Gmail address. E.g., assume the address is mrpoopie@gmail.com Then accessing https://www....
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How can I log into youtube on a chrome browser without logging into Chrome?

I have a google account and use chrome at home and at work. At home I log into chrome and it automatically logs me in to youtube.com. At work, I use chrome as a guest, but am able to log into ...
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Why does my YouTube watch hour inconsistent?

Yesterday I checked my YouTube studio that it shows on 30 January 2022 I got 30 public watch hours. But now, today on 1 Feb 2022, I checked the analytics again and the public watch hours on 30 Jan ...
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Why at first did they removed the number in parentheses in YouTube now?

As of October 2021, YouTube has officially announced that they removed the number tab, on chrome and Firefox only. Now I can't see the number of notifications anymore. Is there an exact extension to ...
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How to use curl command to make youtube playlist

I have a text file containing a bunch of id's of youtube videos. I want to put them in a playlist for my viewing pleasure. However most methods are limited to 50 videos when it comes to mass entries. ...
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Is there a way to skip forward and backwards on youtube using the keyboard media keys while unfocused?

My question is very similar to this one, only I would like to be able to control Youtube's fast forward and backwards feature (the one you do with right and left arrow when focused) while unfocused. I ...
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Can a Brand Channel still monetize?

So I have this discord server, we are planning to start making videos and such. Recently me (The owner of the server) and my Co Owner, decided to start a "Tree Planting" Campaign. Basically ...
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What does youtube playlist views count represent?

Recently I found out that my youtube playlist with songs [link] somehow has 6k+ views. Given this playlist was even hard to find using search box on friends' devices, number seems bit unreal. So I ...
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Is there a way to exclude video results from Google Search?

Sometimes I am specifically looking for a written tutorial on a subject (in a blog format, etc), but all I can find are video tutorials in Google Search results. This is especially frustrating when I'...
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How do I turn off YouTube search predictions? (not search history)

When I type something into youtube, it comes up with a list of suggestions of things I have not searched before. How do I turn these off?
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How can I move individual Youtube videos to my other youtube channel?

I started making investment videos on my personal youtube channel. I'm now starting a new investment channel. I found how to move an entire channel. I just want to move a few videos. I prefer not to ...
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How to identify the youtube channel of a deleted video?

Every now and then, video URL I noted down (instead of bookmarking) turn out to have been deleted/removed or not be viewable in a way or another, and youtube doesn't redirect me to the channel's page ...
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Adding Subtitles to a Youtube link I'm sending to a deaf person

I have a friend I send Youtube likes to, she is deaf. I would like to send those links with closed caption or subtitles forced to open when the video starts. How do I edit the links to include this? ...
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How do I allow users to insert youtube videos in google slides

I am an administator of a google education account. Recently teachers have been unable to insert youtube videos by URL in Google Slides. They are getting the message "You can't insert YouTube ...
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Why doesn’t my YouTube comment show?

When I posted a comment in the comments section of a YouTube channel that I am subscribed to, I posted a comment in their community page section and there were only a few other comments. I went to my ...
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Is there a way to make money on YouTube without a bank account, and draw it out later

Is there any possible way to start making money from views on YouTube, and then later attach a bank account to draw out what's due? Or, does money that would had been made simply "go out the ...
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How to share YouTube links with a specific subtitle language? [duplicate]

I have a YouTube video with 7 languages. I would like to share a link where the title, description and captions default to one of those languages. I followed the docs with parameters hl and ...
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What does 9+ Notifications on YouTube mean?

Please tell me what 9+ notifications mean. Since they removed the number tab, I want to know how many unread notifications are there. What does 9+ notifications mean?
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How to remove the "-" at the end of these searches?

Whenever I type this on the YouTube search bar site:youtube.com inurl:"watch%3fv=0000" It shows results that start with "watch?v=0000-" but not "watch?v=0000". How do I ...
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Does a YouTuber know who downloads their videos?

Does a YouTuber, a channel manager, know which users have seen their videos or downloaded them? Of course they may know if comments are left, but this is a voluntary way of getting out of anonymity. ...
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YouTube confirmation pop-up before playing any video

I use YouTube android app mostly. It only takes one tap to play any video. Video immediately starts playing as soon as you tap it. It is helpful. But sometimes it is not eg when I accidentally touch ...
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Getting rid of YouTube subscribers

Recently, when switching between YouTube accounts I noticed that on one of my accounts I have 2 subscribers. Not sure where I earned them. Given that I am not a YT author, I don't really understand ...
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Youtube Stopped Playlist View Count (?)

Youtube has stopped the number of view count for playlists? I noticed last week that the number of views remained the same. Does anyone have this issue and is experiencing this too?
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How do I remove a purchased show playlist from my YouTube Library?

I purchased a series from Google Play Movies and TV. On YouTube, I added Season 1 of the show as a playlist, but there is no option to "Remove From Library" (picture 1) as there usually is ...
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What is the new "mountains" in the progress bar of YouTube?

What does the "mountain" overlay when hovering the cursor over the time/progress bar mean? Hovering over progress bar: Normal video playing:
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YouTube channel access

I have a YouTube channel and it used to be maintained by another person, say John Doe. But we had a fight and I fired John Doe. But then, he changed everything concerning the channel. He changed the ...
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YouTube censoring (comments)

There is already a question about How does YouTube censoring work. My question: is there any place to retrieve the deleted comments? or, is there any possible appeal, support contact? Some of my ...
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Why there is no (number) in the YouTube tab anymore?

Usually, when you have (number) on a YouTube tab, that means you have unread notifications. Now, the number tab is Removed. Why did they remove the number tab in the first place?
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How do I increase the number of videos shown on the Youtube homepage?

I recently visited a friends house and used his computer. I went to YouTube and noticed that he had m many more videos displayed on his homepage than I do. Whereas I usually have 2 rows and 4 columns (...
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Does disliking or ignoring a YouTube video more impactfully deprecate it?

Supposing that I—-supreme arbiter of the good and the bad—-think that a certain YouTube video is irrelevant clickbait. Am I more likely to deprecate its appearance by disliking it, or ignoring it?
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