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YouTube Tips

  • Use youtube without falling into recommended videos sinkhole: DF YouTube (Distraction Free) for Firefox and Chrome
  • Watch videos in 2x/3x speed (it takes some time to get used to).
    • Shift + > increase playback speed (Shift + < to decrease); max 2x speed.
    • or Video Speed Controller for Firefox and Chrome
  • Don't rely on youtube's algorithm.
    • When searching for a certain topic, find an online community and see what they recommend.
  • Don't turn youtube into TV (have a purpose on being on the site).
  • Other useful shortcuts
    • k to pause/play
    • f for full screen
    • l go forward 10 seconds (Right arrow for 5s)
    • j go back 10 seconds (Left arrow for 5s)
    • Up/Down arrow for volume control

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