I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it?

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I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? JixMa2 7/29/10 6:37 AM

Hi YouTube.

I don't like the new black pop-up Subscriptions thing at the bottom of the screen. Can I get rid of it? Can I disable it? It's very annoying that whenever I move my mouse close to that lower screen area, it pops up. Plus it takes up some screen real estate (even when in the down position) that I'd rather not lose. Again, can I get rid of it? Can I disable it?

Just to further express my utter dissatisfaction with this stupid, unnecessary, new feature let me say: It's totally useless! Before, there was Autoplay in an unobtrusive spot in the upper-right corner of the screen and you could put the switch in the "On" or "Off" position. That was fine. It worked great that way if you just wanted to watch all your new subscribed to videos played sequentially as they were on your Front Page.

Normally, though, the way I watch my new YouTube videos that come in, is to click on the video I like from the Front Page, watch that video, then go back to the Front Page and watch something else in the Subscriptions module there. Very simple. Very straightforward. I like it that way and I'm not going to change by having that stupid, annoying, obtrusive, screen-hogging, screen clutter of a new feature change what I'm comfortable with.

My screen resolution is kept in 800x600 and this black pop-up thing even interferes with the "I like this" and the "I dislike this" buttons for me. I have to page down a bit so as to see the buttons when I'm going to cast a vote and to see the green and red bar graphs.

So, YouTube, we want you to get rid of this new BAD feature and return it the way we had it before. This new way is an abomination that's totally ruining the viewing experience for us on YouTube.


2010-07-29
Oh, and here's yet another god-damned problem with this new piece-of-shit, fucked-up feature!

You're watching the video and you started typing a comment, right? The video is short and it ends after reaching the end. So, what happens next? Right! It goes on to the next video because the Auto-fucking-Play is in the "On" position by fucking default! Everything you just fucking typed got axed and went off into the ether! Poof! The system doesn't give a fuck you were typing a comment and hadn't finished yet and had hit "Post". It just goes on its brainless, robotic, I-don't-give-a-fuck-about-you way, on to the next video in the queue. THIS NEW FEATURE TOTALLY FUCKING BLOWS! Okay, YouTube?
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? Wulfman15 7/29/10 8:23 AM
Between this irritating pop up control panel, and how videos KEEP PLAYING when you search for a new video, YouTube has become a real "place to ignore" lately for me.  Well, they sorta fixed the 'videos keep playing' problem because now I can't even search unless I go BACK to the home screen and search.  Enter and clicking the 'search' button does nothing.  Even in Chrome...
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? Wulfman15 7/29/10 8:30 AM
Workaround:  Join the Feather Beta http://www.youtube.com/feather_beta  When you watch a video, it gives you an option to watch the video in "Full mode", choose "Just this once" and it'll re-load it in a normal manner without the popup.  Annoying, and silly that it has to be that way, but it's a temporary solution at least.
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? carriehopkins_7 7/29/10 8:43 AM
Ahh im gona chuck summink at this computer if some dosy tit dont turn this bar off!!!! . . . tried everything to turn it off.
 
Keeps popping up everytime my mouse gets within an inch of it!!!!! wont let me do anything. . . plus its not even showing any ''Favorites'' . . some stupid error code appears there. . . totally and utterly useless to me any way.
 
Stupid TW*TS!!!! YOUTIBE SORT IT OUT. . . STOP CHANGING EVERYTHING . . OR YOULL LOSOE MORE USERS THAN GAIN!!
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? JixMa2 7/29/10 8:57 AM
@Wulfman15 "Well, they sorta fixed the 'videos keep playing' problem because now I can't even search unless I go BACK to the home screen and search.  Enter and clicking the 'search' button does nothing.  Even in Chrome..."

What do you mean here? I'm unclear. I use Firefox and I can search for a video when I'm in the screen that's playing a video. The serach field is right at the top. I don't have to return to the Front page in order to type in a search. So, what do you mean? What are you experiencing?


"Workaround: Join the Feather Beta http://www.youtube.com/feather_beta  When you watch a video, it gives you an option to watch the video in "Full mode", choose "Just this once" and it'll re-load it in a normal manner without the popup. Annoying, and silly that it has to be that way, but it's a temporary solution at least".

I'll try this just to see what you mean, but can you explain a little better first what this Feather Beta thing is about? I don't want to install something and then not be able to get rid of it if I don't like it.

By the way, in another thread on this shitty new feature, a guy offered another workaround. It's to use AdBlock Plus if you use Firefox.

Here's what he wrote:

Kbr247 wrote: "If you happen to be using Firefox, you should also have an extension called AdBlock Plus. You can get it at adblockplus.org/en/ installation, and make sure you get the element hiding helper also.Once that's installed, you go to tools -> adblock plus preferences and click the "add filter" button, and add these filters:


It got rid of the annoying pop-up from the screen, but it's still there, only invisibly because it still advances onto the next video in the queue because Autoplay is still in the "On" position. It still fucking blows!
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? touristinexile 7/29/10 9:04 AM
I imagine this is because you tube uses a ton of memory.  All that flipping from one page to another is a lot of bandwidth.  I don't totally hate the bar but I would like it to behave itself.  First of all it should only expand when you press the expand button not when you just get near it.  Second it should stay hidden even when the page changes from the previous video to the next one. 
Third, the icons in the queue list should give info like the playlegnth not just show image and partial titles.  Some videos are longer than others and I like to play shorter videos in queue and not longer ones.  Fourth it would be nice if videos could be removed from the queue, and just that queue, not deleted from the new folder of subscriptions.
Fifth, can't this feature be placed on the bottom of the screen with the pause/play/volume/screen size etc.  If it was just a button you could call up a second row where the queue would be shown or even call up the bar at the bottom of the page.
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? JixMa2 7/29/10 9:23 AM
@touristinexile "First of all it should only expand when you press the expand button not when you just get near it."

Yes, this is a must -- in the least it should do that! But really the whole feature should be able to be disabled in the Settings somewhere if you don't like it or don't want to use it -- or better yet, I wish YouTube would just get rid of this new feature entirely. It sucks and is worthless.

As for if it should "only expand when you press the expand button not when you just get near it", I say no to that, too. I don't want yet another quarter-inch of screen real-estate stolen from me, taken up by yet another annoying, bullshit, piece-of-crap bar that I'm not going to use in the first place.

You hear us, YouTube? We don't like it and a lot of us want it gone!
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? allhallows8 7/29/10 11:42 AM
I agree totally with the sentiments-- if not always the language ( but I do understand why )-- you really need to ask people if they want an improvment before you surprise wth it. There is a totalitarian mindset to the impossition of such "improvments" on everyone without warning. Please get rid of the thing. I can no longer do exercises to ful screen playlists without out the irritation of default to small screen-- ad for my blood pressure, and perhaps many others.  Get rid of it preferable within the hour. 
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? JixMa2 7/29/10 11:55 AM
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Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? mickey12 7/29/10 12:01 PM
Youtube, could you please get rid of that annoying bar? It's very distracting!!!
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? CamTheKitty 7/29/10 12:35 PM
Dear Youtube, no one, and I mean no one wants or uses auto play, and the bar at the bottom should be an option that is default off.

Also beta test once in a while before just implementing faulty features. I'm pretty sure I've turned off auto play like 10 times now.

Also again, don't mark a question as answered when it wasn't, That tells us exactly how much you plan to bother with real questions on bad features
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? MelodyFetishDotCom 7/29/10 4:39 PM
I always try to give positive feedback, praise successes and shrug failures. But this will be an exception, this new bar is so terrible, it is where the users focus when scrolling down for comments, searches etc. and feels like your view is hindered. Usability -10

Sidenote: this is the same reason facebook killed the chat bar and instead put it out of content scroll's way.
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? Cadwalladee 7/29/10 8:53 PM
YOU FREAKING FRACKING CRAPHEADS!!!! WHAT IS THIS FREAKING FRICKING AUTOPLAYAUTOPLAYAUTOPLAY
STOP IT! STOP THE FRICKING CHANGES JEEZE! THERE IS NO PEACE AT YOUTUBE! I'M SICK OF BEING YOUR GUINEA PIG!!!!!
 
This is from a little while ago when I became very upset by once again having my expected YouTube experience disrupted by yet another unanounced "experiment". (Losing another 45 minutes trying to figure out what was going on and how to stop it.) I stand by my comments - they very clearly express how I feel about YouTube.
 
I think that merely venting here in this forum is not enough and the wider world needs to be made aware of how inconsiderate and abusive Google/YouTube Giant Conglomerate has become. There is not much point in enduring this abuse.
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? hertzog11 7/29/10 9:08 PM
Please enable your users to turn this feature off.  

You can click the "off" button when you watch a video, but when you go back to the home screen and go to a different video guess what pops back up? Autoplay! 

I understand the desire for innovation and reinvention, but please listen to the numerous users who are telling you they are unhappy with this feature.  The best businesses/services are the ones that care about their loyal supporters.  This new "feature" makes me not want to go to youtube.

Part of what makes this site so great is that YOU have the control over what you watch.  Please do not take this from us.  

Sincerely, 
Concerned user of Youtube
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? DJTrembleFan 7/29/10 9:22 PM
*Update*
This is a New way to remove the annoying grey bar and autoplay. This works for either Google Chrome or Firefox.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIMzoOiGzxY
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? kitsunegames 7/29/10 11:41 PM
DJTrembleFan is the man! Watch that video, it works for me. Another way to remove the bar is to delete a portion of the url:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy-Xw9VTSr&playnext=1&videos=AbcdeFgHIJ8
(Delete the portion in bold, the & sign and everything after it) then hit ENTER.
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? Cadwalladee 7/30/10 8:02 PM
YouTube Format and Mission Change - the latest!
 
Just in! After careful consideration of the high volume of user feedback we have received, (by popular demand), YouTube will NO LONGER BE ABOUT POSTING AND WATCHING VIDEOS! We are also removing any remaining shreds of community activities (watching, rating, commenting on, sharing, or otherwise interacting with videos).
 
Instead, because of the OVERWHELMING DEMAND by users, YouTube will, from here on out, be entirely about the YouTube interface, it's design, function, and look. The interface will change regularly and users will be given a short ammount of time to decipher its function.
As soon as this period is up (approximately one day) the next completely different interface design will appear for user deciphering.
 
We will call this new arrangement "LEANBACK II" or "SON of LEANBACK", and it's operation will be fully automatic, requiring minimal physical exertion by the user. (it is highly recommended that the user lie prone on a couch for this non-interaction)
 
The KEY to the success of this new program is the central tenant that NOTHING WILL ACTUALLY BE FUNCTIONAL. (Users will not be told this, of course,  and yet they will be asked to decipher the interface's function!)
 
GUYS! THIS WILL BE SO COOL! Stay tuned for more!
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Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? Skwiggs101 7/30/10 10:20 PM
http://web.me.com/nnemic/blogg/Blogg/Poster/2010/7/30_How_to_remove_the_gray_bar_on_YouTube.html

this give you ways to turn it off depending on which browser your useing.

Pass this message around.
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? Irockman1 7/31/10 9:20 PM
Don't expect Google to fix this garbage. They don't care and they never do.

You can use extensions to block the bar, but you still won't be able to disable the autoplay that the bar doesn't even allow you to disable in the first place.
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Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? luisdanielmesa 8/1/10 4:03 PM
Crucify the developer who thought POPPING UP THE GOD DAMNED PANEL WHEN THE MOUSE POINTER IS A MILLION KILOMETERS AWAY was a nice feature... What a load of crap... I had to make a GreaseMonkey UserJavascript to remove it... STOP MAKING MY USER EXPERIENCE FEEL LIKE SOMEONE IS TWISTING MY BALLS WITH STEEL PLIERS.
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? BadName123 8/2/10 9:46 PM
Dear YouTube developers,

Please die in a fire.

Sincerely,
Everyone
Re: I don't like new black pop-up thing at bottom of screen. Can I disable it? emil3m 8/5/10 11:44 PM
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