Google launched a brand new design of the corporate’s YouTube web site just lately that made the location sluggish on Firefox when in comparison with Google Chrome. Firefox customers who open YouTube within the browser might discover prolonged loading instances and different points after the design change was revealed by Google.
We lined a dialogue about YouTube being purposefully slower on non-Chrome browsers by Mozilla Technical Program Manager Chris Peterson on Twitter again in mid 2018. Peterson said that Google used a deprecated API solely carried out in Chrome on YouTube that made the location slower on non-Chrome browsers.
The Firefox extension Disable Polymer on YouTube fixes the problems brought on by the brand new design on Firefox by disabling it. All the extension does is append the parameter disable_polymer=true to the YouTube URL.
Firefox customers might give it a attempt with out putting in the extension to match the efficiency on traditional YouTube and the brand new YouTube design. Chance is that traditional YouTube hundreds faster and performs higher than the present design of the location.
All the extension does is automate the method by including the parameter to the YouTube URL robotically.
The polymer redesign of YouTube has made the location very sluggish for Firefox customers. This add-on provides the “disable_polymer” choice to YouTube URLs with a purpose to revert again to the outdated traditional design.
Just set up the extension in Firefox and it’ll add the parameter to YouTube’s URL robotically. The extension requires entry to information on YouTube however that’s the solely particular permission that it requests throughout set up; good.
Note that the performance relies upon on Google protecting the parameter enabled on YouTube. The return to traditional YouTube to hurry it up on Firefox will not work anymore ought to Google determine to take away it from the location.
The parameter may be helpful to non-Firefox customers preferring the traditional design over YouTube’s new format.
Another different that customers have is to make use of a third-party instrument to look at YouTube movies, e.g. video players such as SMPlayer support YouTube playback.
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