[Solved]YouTube now opening full version of website in browser, not mobile version of YouTube
truufolinski last edited by leocg
I clicked the 3 dots menu icon and selected something I don't remember now, but my intention was to have only the one tab I was on open in the Android app version of YouTube. Now I can't find a way to stop the browser from always opening a non-mobile version of YouTube within Opera. I just want Opera to always open YouTube in the m.youtube.com site like it had done before (not in the YouTube app).
I have tried toggling "Desktop Site" on and off.
I have disabled the app version of YouTube.
I have looked all over YouTube for settings to change this back.
I tried Opera>Settings>Site Settings and found that m.youtube.com was set to never open. I reset that but the problem still persists.
Android 10.0 with June 2020 security patch
Motorola G7 Play
Opera for Android version 59.0.2926.53920
Ad-blocker is enabled
Data savings is not enabled
Barkuti last edited by
Wow! It's so @#$% to see how Opera can be having soo much bugshite with the user agent thing and interaction with external applications.
@truufolinski, do yourself a favour and uninstall the YouTube application, it's a useless abomination at the service of brother G00gl€. Get NewPipe (available on F-Droid).
Now that I'm here let me say it's hard to find a more shitty site than this one when on mobile. Oh! Well, maybe the G00gl€ help forums.
I am right now using destop user agent, a reduced dpi setting for an effective display size of ≈8.5" and still this crap looks enormous. Suffice to say I don't like mobile sites, I prefer to see full fledged webpages with their full content.
Barkuti last edited by Barkuti
Selecting it again should turn it off.
sgunhouse, truufolinski said he had already tried this in the first post.
truufolinski, install Opera Beta 59.0.2904.53502, it's the one I am using and works fine in this regard.
truufolinski last edited by
@Barkuti I don't usually use the Android YouTube app. I was just trying to watch a video that would continue playing even if I turned off the screen, which I can't seem to get Opera to do. I prefer using Opera because its ad blocking works great on YouTube. All other times I prefer the m.youtube.com site with Opera. I'll take a peek at the app you mentioned. Thanks.