As of today the "reply" button in the comment section on any youtube video has stopped working, Usually it brings up an input field when clicked, but now I get nothing except a blue glow around the button (cropped picture of what I see)
So far I have attempted the following with no success
The button works if I access a video page through internet explorer, but I despise that browser.
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Alright, it seems to be fixed.
Steps I took are as follows
I hope anyone else with the same issue finds this useful.
You can try a Ctrl + F5 refresh of the page. This helps to bring in the contents afresh. If the problem persists, please check if this happens in Safe Mode. Safe mode disables the installed Extensions, and themes (Appearance) in Tools (Alt + T) > Add-ons. Hardware acceleration is also temporarily disabled - the manual setting is Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Use hardware acceleration when available. All these settings/options/add-ons can also be individually or collectively disabled/enabled/changed in Firefox normal mode to check if an extension, theme, option or hardware acceleration is causing issues. Disabling/enabling hardware acceleration, and some types of add-ons in normal mode may require a Firefox restart.
You can try to disable Flash acceleration by right-clicking on a video and refresh the page. You can also try to temporarily access problematic sites inside Firefox using IE Tab + or IE Tab. Alternatively you can Disable Flash in Tools (Alt + T) > Add-ons > Plugins and try to access the HTML5 video. If the video doesn't have embedded ads then most likely there will be a webm HTML5 video version.
The videos works like they used to, I have no problems seeing the video or using any buttons or features in the video window (like volume, pause/play etc.)
The problem I'm having is with the comment section of youtube, I am unable to use the "reply" button in firefox, I tried the IE tab + addon you suggested, but it doesn't fix my issue (in fact it breaks the video because it doesn't seem to work with flash, but I don't plan on using this addon anyway, so that doesn't matter)
The IE Tab problem with flash I seem to have fixed by reinstalling flash through IE, but regardless, my original problem still remains.
It seems to be okay here on Firefox, the hidden comment reply box opens and closes normally when clicked on Reply. Is it still working in Internet Explorer??
Yes, it works in Internet explorer still.
However, I tried in Google Chrome and it seems to not work there either with the exact same problem occurring. so I'm going to try youtube support since it seems to be cross-browser.
Thanks for trying anyway.
It's definitely not a browser issue, seems to be account based. I asked the same question on the youtube help forums if anyone else is looking for a solution to the same problem.( http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-t
Although nothing has been fixed yet