New YouTube anti-clickbait

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  1. BlastedGuy9905
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    I just noticed this, when I hovered over a video and it twitched. Then kept my mouse on it and it played a short part of the video. Anyone noticed this?
     
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    I noticed it on Chrome. Since removing Flash and using a different browser, it seems to have stopped. Youtube videos still work though, but I have to use my phone for Twitch now.
     
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    Hmm. Maybe a little bonus from Google on Chrome browsers? Haven't noticed it on Firefox, I just switched to Chrome like 2 days ago.
     
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    So I went over and tested and noticed that does the same to me
     
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    Probably exclusive to Chrome. Seems like we got that part right.
     
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    Great, now we need another extension to block this, right?
     
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    Or just stop using Chrome. Your resources will thank you.
     
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    "Block it". Why would you?
     
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    I have 32GB of RAM, so Chrome is the LEAST of my worries. (Un-used RAM is wasted RAM, afterall) Photoshop gobbles that shit down like it will never be on sale ever again. And Chrome's RAM usage has been reduced significantly in a recent build.
     
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    Yeah i noticed it, only seen it done on chrome though, dont remember it doing it everytime.
     
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    I don't see the preview effect on Youtube; I'm on latest chrome version, win 10.
     
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    I usually only check new videos to the channels I'm subscribed to so clickbait videos or not, it's not a concern I'd bother with.
     
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    I forgot
    Erm...I'm pretty sure that's been a thing for at least a year now.
     
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    I like the idea. Play a short preview before watching the full video. Totally useful.
     
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    Doesn't work for me, though I have flash off and tons of anti script things on.
     
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    I haven't noticed any difference, but I actually already had a feature very similar to this since I use Youtube Center. Though that only shows a slideshow of a few still frames of the video, it's still very useful.
     
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    Latest Chrome here, and no previews for me either.
    This I suppose would be useful for those assholes that pretend to upload a full episode of a show, just to plug you to a bullshit site full of spam and ads so they can cash in and infect your PC.
     
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    Finding that out myself.
    I hate the new title url black text thing every video has, other than the regular blue/purple text for links that were not opened/opened.
     
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    Although its called video preview and I know XVideos had it as well long before Youtube.
    Glad to see they finally added it.
     
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    Porn did it first

    But yeah it can be somewhat useful on youtube too, though if it has a clickbait title I simply wont give it another view.
    It's useful when i'm looking for specific clips from things though and don't have to click into every damn video.

    I only just recently noticed it doing that, though.