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August 20, 2013

YouTube Tests Sticky Header

Google tests an oversized sticky header. It's a lot bigger than the existing header and it has a fixed position, so you can quickly use the search box, upload videos or open a playlist even when you scroll down.

Unfortunately, it's way too big:

YouTube also experiments with relocating the share button next to the like/dislike buttons and adding sharing buttons for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

How to enable these experiments? If you use Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer 8+:

1. open in a new tab

2. load your browser's developer console:

* Chrome or Opera 15+ - press Ctrl+Shift+J for Windows/Linux/ChromeOS or Command-Option-J for Mac

* Firefox - press Ctrl+Shift+K for Windows/Linux or Command-Option-K for Mac

* Opera 12 - press Ctrl+Shift+I for Windows/Linux or Command-Option-I for Mac, then click "Console"

* Safari - check this article

* Internet Explorer - press F12 and select the "Console" tab.

3. paste the following code which changes a YouTube cookie:

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=JX5TVkqGL3I; path=/;";window.location.reload();

4. press Enter and close the console.

To go back to the regular interface, use the same instructions, but replace the code from step 3 with this one:

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=; path=/;";window.location.reload();

In other related news, the channel cards seem to be publicly available.

{ via Techno-Net }

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