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When clicking a youtube search result the search result page itself is removed from my browsing history, how is that possible?

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  • Last reply by skiibear

Im not talking about when you press back and then youtube forces you to stay on the current video even though its actually a different url because it senses that you want to go back to search results which wont automatically play another video and hence make them less money... Im talking about opening a new tab, searching for something on youtube, and then when I press a video/search result, the back button is greyed out implying I wrote the whole url for that specific video into the address bar without ever searching it up... How is that possible??? How is youtube actually removing my local browser history? Is that what theyre doing or are they somehow manipulating my browser to think there is none? This stinks so badly...

Im not talking about when you press back and then youtube forces you to stay on the current video even though its actually a different url because it senses that you want to go back to search results which wont automatically play another video and hence make them less money... Im talking about opening a new tab, searching for something on youtube, and then when I press a video/search result, the back button is greyed out implying I wrote the whole url for that specific video into the address bar without ever searching it up... How is that possible??? How is youtube actually removing my local browser history? Is that what theyre doing or are they somehow manipulating my browser to think there is none? This stinks so badly...

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YouTube doesn't do this.

My guess is that one of your extensions you have installed on Firefox is causing this behaviour, since you do appear to have multiple that may interact with or modify the YouTube website.

Try running Firefox in Safe Mode and see if the problem goes away. If the issue doesn't happen in Safe Mode, it's likely one of the add-ons that you have installed.

Hope this helps.

is possible that new content is loaded via XHR and simply replaces the current content in the tab. In that case you do not get a history item and also no tab history. You can possibly check this in the Network Monitor.

Wesley Branton #answer-1270463

I fear its one of my extensions too, as it just happened with another tab that didnt have any youtube in its history. Though its worth mentioning I have been on youtube during this browser session, so maybe its still interfering somehow, cookies or something, I dunno Im not a pc expert... I am however a proud hater of youtube and google in general, so its nice to see that its not another one of their tricks towards world domination:)

cor-el #answer-1270463'cor-el #answer-1270483

I havent used this tool before, didnt even know it existed, but Ill try dabbing around with it. It doesnt always happen, so I reckon its gonna take some time to check as Im not actively going to try to replicate the problem.

As I said I fear its an extension too. Like "Youtube high definition" f.ex...