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Want to disable those damn animated video thumbnails on my TV. Good for nothing but givng headaches 0 Recommended Answers 13 Replies 66 Upvotes
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Last edited 6/30/19
Those moving thumbnails are MADDENING.  On a  large screen TV they are 6 inches square and beyond irritating.  I don't need anything trying to entice me into watching anybody's video.  If I want to watch it, I'll watch it.  If I don't I won't.  It's one of the worst things Youtube ever did.

It should be able to be turned off if I don't want it.  AND I DONT !
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i AGREE 100%.! I stopped using the new YouTube browser and am viewing you tube through the Firefox browser in my TV. The thumbnails don't animate there.
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I am ready to cancel my subscription.   This forced feature is AWFUL.
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And they brought this nonsense to PC.  To reitirate the original posters sentiment.  I don't need a preview video on a thumbnail, if I want to watch it - I'll watch it.  I don't need added motion on websites!
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Yes, just started on my PC.  GET RID OF IT.  Or at least tell me how to turn it off!
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Yes, I'm just seeing this happen on PC under firefox today as well. It's 100% useless and offers nothing but a bad looking low fps 3 second no sound preview. What use is that to anyone?
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Unless this is some kind of temporary glitch (for PC) this is easily the most irritating, pointless, idiotic change I've ever seen on this site. Seriously, can you at least answer one of the people here? Tell us how a 3-second preview on a loop is a benefit to anyone, for anything, at all. It adds nothing of value and it will cause alot of people to trash-talk your site more. At the VERY LEAST give us an option to turn it off. News Flash: when you FORCE pointless 'upgrades' on people without a CHOICE to have it on or off, you have just spit in their face.
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I also do not like this video preview on thumbnails, this ain't a pornsite, if I want to know more on youtube I'd watch the video!
Last edited 10/21/19
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Dont like it
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I don't like it, it adds noice
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It is very very annoying.  Please put spot on the video to "activate" this virus, if one so likes it.  Or just a way to turn it off.  Also, I'd like to go back to the smaller thumbnails where you have 5 or 6 across.
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How turn it off?
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This solution works. Follow the instructions and voilà!

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Thanks Josep Sala, that solution really worked!
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