Youtube Problem/Question

Posted by: hm1996

Youtube Problem/Question - 12/12/19 02:46 PM

Am I the only one with this problem?

Used to open youtube videos and watch regular or full screen just fine. Now Youtube banner takes up half of screen (@ top)and apparently the video is opening in full screen mode so I can only view about 1/2 of the picture. Controls on bottom video tool bar are off screen right.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

Regards,
hm
Posted by: SlickerThanSnot

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/12/19 05:56 PM

maybe youtube took a page out of the photobucket play book.

have to pay to watch. w00t
Posted by: Stu Farish

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/12/19 08:06 PM

first rule of web pages going wonky:

Delete your cookies & clear cached files and see if that fixes it.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/12/19 10:48 PM

Originally Posted By: SlickerThanSnot
maybe youtube took a page out of the photobucket play book.

have to pay to watch. w00t


IDK, could be????

Thanks, Stu, but didn't help this time??



Regards,
hm
Posted by: GC

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/13/19 09:33 AM

Knock on wood, I'm not having any issues.
Posted by: Stu Farish

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/13/19 10:07 AM

Next step, try a different browser and see if anything changes
Posted by: Stu Farish

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/13/19 10:22 AM

If it works in a different browser, used to work in this one but now doesn't then something changed to break it.

Next things I'd look at are addons and extensions to the browser. You can try disabling allof tham. Restart the browser and see if it works. If it ddoes, enable them one at a time until you find the one that doesn't.

Also look at any security software, adblockers, anything like that.
Posted by: Stu Farish

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/13/19 10:37 AM

And ultimately you might try uninstalling and reinstalling the browser.

Ive had to do that to firefox 3 times over the ywars to fix it when everything else failed.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/13/19 09:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Stu Farish
Next step, try a different browser and see if anything changes


That did it, Stu! Works fine w/Internet Explorer. Thanks!!

Now gotta figure out how to delete and reinstall Firefox. I'm about as confused as the little boy what lost his chewin' gum in a chicken yard when it comes to computers.

At least I can watch youtube until I figure it out. Thanks again, sir.

Regards,
hm
Posted by: Stu Farish

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/13/19 10:09 PM

what OS are you running?
Posted by: Stu Farish

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/13/19 10:10 PM

if windows, try opening the start menu, scrolling down to Firefox and right-click on it. If a context menu pops up look for Uninstall & click on it.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/14/19 12:16 AM

Windows 7. Will give that a try. Thanks again for your help, Stu.
Regards,
hm
Posted by: Stu Farish

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/14/19 07:20 AM

OK, I'm not running Win 7 any more, I'm on 10 so I can't look at screen to give exect instructions. But I ran 7 for many years & can get it close.

If Uninstall isn't in that menu you'll need to open the control panel. Look for programs, then find firefox. Click on it and then find the link up to remove or uninstall it.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Youtube Problem/Question - 12/14/19 02:38 PM

Just got notice 7 won't be supported as of Jan 1 (I think). Unless something else screws up, think I'll just wait until I upgrade and use IE for youtube until then. Seems to work OK that was for now.

Thanks again for the help!

Regards,
Clarence